Thursday, February 25, 2010
My Best Horse Friend
After much time at a trainers he came back to our little farm. The owner of Bones ask me to continue to ride him, so he doesn't forget his training. I spent weeks just walking him, keeping his need for speed in check. If you have ever been on a run away horse, it can be terrifying! It matters not how much you pull on those reins, the only chance you have is pulling his head around, making him turn, eventually he'll slow down. If you can't do that, you'd better be ready to jump, because in our part of the world, a fence-line is looming ahead! My daughter would ride with me and when we finally began to trot, she said, "I didn't think we'd ever trot again Mom." Even she knew how slow we had to take this process.
Pictures: Upper left, Bones and Knipper
middle right, Bones
bottom left, Cait and Knipper, Lizzy and Bones and dog Jessie