|Falling asleep before getting tacked up... but not for long!|
Mickey the thoroughbred keeps me feeling alive and happy these days! She's an amazing test of patience and will power and I find out how much I believe in myself as the former two qualities have to adjust and know when to take a back seat to each other. I could just give up after all. She always takes my to the edge and intuits when to stop before going too far. I look back and I've learned a lot. I just can't believe someone left her standing lame in a stall for so long and would neglect such an amazing and beautiful animal. She keeps me safe every time she allows me up on her. I love the smells... horse sweat, hay, saddles, chaps... it takes me away from anything and everything I might want a break from. Even though you sometimes hop, resist, pop your hind end just a tad, and often canter much faster than I'd like, I'm always left with a smile and it's the only time I feel like I can fly! Cantering on this beautiful 16.3 hand mare is just like I'm flying. I'm in the zone. I think everyone should have a horse! Thank you, Mickey! I'll get you to your green pasture, yet. I promise.
|Beautiful, isn't she?|