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A Horse

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Horse

Last week, I did something I've been wanting to do for months.

I got back on a horse.


I intended on just spending an hour or so out at the barn, picking through the tangles in Seamus' tail and maybe currying a few green spots out of his coat.

But he had other ideas.  He wouldn't even let me catch him.  In fact, he wouldn't get within a hundred feet of me.

So, a change in plans was in order.  Rather than waste my valuable horse time traipsing through the weeds in pursuit of a wily pony that really didn't want to be caught, I instead turned to faithful old Titan (who was plenty happy to join me).

Titan's a good, kind soul.  He's mostly an "easy" horse - just the kind of horse you want if you haven't ridden in months.  And as soon as I had him haltered, I decided I would, indeed, like to ride.

With just a halter and a bareback pad, I hopped onto Titan's familiar back and cruised around the pasture for the better part of thirty minutes (Seamus watching from the safety of the trees).  After only thirty minutes - just walking, at that - I was sore.

With sore muscles and a song in my heart, I gave Titan a handful of oats before sending him on his way.

It felt good to be back on a horse.  Really, really good.

NOW.  If I could only catch my *own* horse.

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At December 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Julia P F said...

If I were telling that story, it would be ME running away, desperately trying to not get caught! My horse back riding career began and ended in the4th grade Girl Scout...

 
At December 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

LOL! Yes...I understand your fear. I have a friend who's afraid of horses and I forced her to ride my horse when we were teenagers and she fell off...and now she's extra afraid. So, I get it!

 

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