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Barb B.

"Non illegitimus carborundum!"

Lexington, KY, USA
Speaks: English, Spanish, Latin, Horse
Joined Mar 17, 2005
What I Want to Do: The Right Thing!

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He Thinks Of His Past Greatness When A Part Of The Constellations Of Heaven

I have drunk ale in the Country of the Young
And I weep because I know all things now:
I was  a hazel tree, and they hung
The Pilot Star and the old Crooked Plough
Among my leaves in times out of mind:
I was a rush that horses tread upon:
I became a man, a hater of the wind,
Knowing one, out of all things, alone, that his head
May not lie on the breast nor his lips on the hair
Of the woman he loves, until the day he dies.
O beast of the wilderness, bird of the air,
Must I endure your amorous cries?

- William Butler Yeats



"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

 ~ Teddy Roosevelt


hoof beats in the night
full moon watches silently
destinies are made


Lobo Amarillo

Lobo Amarillo 2003 AQHA palomino stallion.
Sire: Mr JB Dude (PHBA Performance Champion)
Dam: Golden Yobo (PHBA National High Point Champion)


19 Are you the one who makes the horse so brave and covers his neck with flowing mane? 20 Do you make him leap like a grasshopper? His haughty neighing inspires terror. 21 Exultantly he paws the soil of the valley, and charges the battle-line in all his strength. 22 He laughs at fear; he is afraid of nothing, he recoils before no sword. 23 On his back the quiver rattles, the flashing spear and javelin. 24 Trembling with impatience, he eats up the miles; when the trumpet sounds, there is no holding him. 25 At each trumpet blast he neighs exultantly. He scents the battle from afar, the thundering of the commanders and the war cry.

Job - Chapter 39 (NJB) 


All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind,
Wake in the morning to find that it was vanity.

But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people,
For they dream their dreams with open eyes,
And make them come true. - DH Lawrence

                                       KY sunrise






The Heelers! [AKA: Australian Cattle Dogs]

Burton Ridge Gin     gin

mojo   Burton Ridge Mojo

Waiting for the first Saturday in May!



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Hometown Cloughrinka & the Rockaways 
Birthday Aug 28  
Languages English, Spanish, Latin, Horse  
About Me It's taken a long time but I am... myself. ;-)
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Pets horses, dogs, cats, fish, ..., husband  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Conservative
Religions Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits Omnivore, High Protien, Low carbs (but love 'em)  
Wild Fact About Me I came up in the horse business & never had the good sense to leave. ;-) My grandfather was a jump jockey [back in Ireland] & I started galloping horses on the track when I was 14. That did it... I found out you can actually get paid to do what you love!

I'm a product of the Parochial school system... & I've never been in therapy!
(Seriously, it was a great education.)

Besides the horse industry, I'm also a published cartoonist with a cult following. Go figure... ;-)
My Philosophy Self-reliance!

Moderation and proportion are the keys... it's all about balance.
What Gives Me Hope My faith. My country. Fast horses. Red sunsets. Strangers who make eye contact & say "Good Morning". New foals. The lottery!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would outlaw fundamentalist extremists of any & all description. [Hmmm... is that stand a little too fundamentally extreme? ;-P]
What/who changed my life and why Hard to pinpoint just one person or thing... maybe a bit of everything?
What Bugs Me Losing, An entitled attitude, double standards, disloyalty, mornings without a cup of tea!, hypocrisy, apathy, injustice  
Passions Fast Horses, Cattle Dogs, Freedom, Intelligent Debate  
Inspirations fast horses, night skies filled with stars, animals  
What Scares Me Scare me or piss me off??? -, marxism, NAIS, tornados, alligators, apathy, "Big Brother"  
Role Models Jesus Christ, My Parents and Grand Parents, Teddy Roosevelt, Golda Meir, George Woolf [jockey], Ronald Reagan, JFK  
Quotation "Believe the incredible, and you can do the impossible. It is our want of faith that holds us back..." - Bishop Fulton J Sheen

"Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful. No man can dispose of Christianity with a bon mot." -Albert Einstein

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." -W.B.Yeats

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

"All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions." -W.B.Yeats

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." -W.B.Yeats

"Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in ones horse as he is leaping." ~ Augustus Hare
"Until you are committed, there is hesitancy... Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." - Goethe

"A pessimist is an optimist with experience." -Voltaire

"Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction." ~ Cowboy saying

"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." ~William Shakespeare, Henry V

"A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot." ~John Steinbeck

"God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses." ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917

"Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again."
~Stanley Harrison

"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark." ~Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

"Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers." ~Charles M. Russell
Interests Horses, Barrel Racing, Horse Racing, dogs, Rodeo, Art/Design, Genetics, Humor, Homeopathy, Pets, Philosophy, Wine/Beer, Zoology  
Books New Testament, the racing form, Dick Francis books, works of William Butler Yeats, Mysteries  
Music Chris LeDoux, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Enya, The Chieftains  
Movies The Quick and the Dead, Rundown, The Boondock Saints, Last Man Standing, Open Range, Missing, Waking Ned Devine, Seabiscuit, Tombstone, Hidalgo, Blazing Saddles, Thunderheart  
TV Shows House MD, Bones, CSI, The best TV show ever..., Third Rock From The Sun  
Favorite Foods Seafood!, Why fight evolution? I'm an omnivore!, Fresh salads, Steak, Don't forget chocolate, Anything with mole sauce!  
Favorite Places On the back of a good horse, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Florida Gulf Coast, Ireland, County Kilkenny, [IRE], County Mayo, [IRE], Places w/old trees covering older hills  
Can't Live Without my faith, horses, my dogs, family and friends, light, Bailey's Irish Creme  
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     Wishing you a Happy 4th July, and
    a Happy Sunday, Barb. Love & Hugs,

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                             For you, Barb!

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    Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Kiss me, I'm Irish!!!

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes Barb

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