Wednesday, July 11, 2007

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill

Every time Dylan makes a wish she wishes for a paint horse. Her love of horses is so deep and so strong that I worry about her not getting her own horse soon.

Having a horse as a kid made me such a better person. I learned to care for something that completely relied on me. At age 6, my first horse was a pony named Trigger. He gave me such a sense of independence while taking good care of me. He was fast enough to make me feel like I was flying, yet gentle enough to make sure I didn’t get hurt. He was such a great first horse.

My next horse was Mayday whom I loved for nearly 20 years. When I went away to college and my parents told me I could only keep one of my four horses she was the one I kept. Although I went to college in Northern California, I would often fly home for just a couple hours to ride Mayday. Just being near her cleared my head and made things right in my world.

It is no surprise to me that Dylan loves horses. But I was surprised the first time she rode alone. She was so natural, so sure of herself, so happy. She reminded me of myself as a kid. She reminded me what is missing in my own life.

The answer is simple. We need a horse. I need horse.


At 9:14 PM, Blogger thethinker said...

I've only ridden a horse once, but I loved it. I'd love to actually own a horse.

Hopefully Dylan will get her wish.

At 6:13 AM, Blogger The Kept Woman said...

I've never owned my own horse and my experience is limited to trail riding but I find that even that is an amazingly calming and serene experience. I can imagine having a relationship with and riding the same horse day in and day out becomes a beautiful friendship.

Awwwww break down and get Dylan (yourself...) a horse! ;)

At 6:14 AM, Blogger Preppy Rider said...

This is so sweet - your daughter definitely needs a horse of her own ;)

At 7:09 PM, Blogger tommiea said...

that is so sweet....I hope you both get a horse, and soon.

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Mygreenearth said...

I think that it would be good for you to have one plus all the values that a horse can teach Dylan are awesome


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