Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
Horses are awesome, eh?
At one point my $40 per hour English jumping lessons became too much, and after 4 years of riding I was so competitive I was more experienced than the girls in my class who had been riding for 8 years.
We called up a stable a mile from my house and I was invited to come talk to the owner. She said that since I live so close, and all 30 horses are rescues that need love, I can have a horse for free. So I wound up with Wilma, a 14 year old Quarter/stock mix who is super stubborn, extremely fun to play with, and very wild when it comes to the Circle Game (I learn Parelli Natural Horsemanship-- overall the best training in my opinion).
I remember being horseless. If I missed my Saturday lesson I'd sit in my room for an hour and cry. I still go outside these days and erm.... embarrassingly....er, pretend to ride/be a horse. IT'S JUST SO MUCH FUN!!! lol
But yeah. Having a horse is the best thing in the world. In the beginning my Wilma HATED me-- she was abused and would kick at me if I approached her with a halter. After a couple of months she would gallop from the far end of the paddock to me, eagerly allow me to put on the halter, and we could ride around the pastures for hours. Naturally I was warned about galloping, never go too fast, never ever do things you know are dangerous. But yeah....the owner thought I'd hop on the horse and docilely plod around the pastures, trying to rope some loose branches or try some fancy pole bending or whatever. But yeah, the moment we were out of earshot/vision of the house and barn, we were like rockets, tearing around the field at top speed, galloping at our fastest. Wilma runs so fast and awesomely tears come out of my eyes. I absolutely love her bumpy, stocky horse gait.
There is nothing better in the world than being free to gallop around at your will.
I wish the best to you all horseless fanatics. Your time will come one day!!
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail