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Happy trails to you

Posted by ESC on July 20, 2005

In Reply to: Happy trails posted by Armin on July 20, 2005

: What is the meaning of " rides off into retirement on her new horse " and " Happy trail " in following sentence ?

: Before we go, we want to thank Nancy Smart, our editor since the beginning. As Nancy rides off into retirement on her new horse, Taj, we wish her happy trails.

I am guessing that the reference is to this song from a U.S. cowboy series:

"Happy Trails"
by Dale Evans Rogers

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

(Closing theme to the 1950s television program: The Roy Rogers Show.)

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