I’m a terrible blogger, but here’s something that’s been floating around many of the horse blogs I read. Actually stolen from Haiku Farm!
1. Why horses? Why not a sane sport, like soccer or softball or curling?
No stirrup November!
I’d take a bit from everybody, but I’d love to go back and take a lot more lessons from the old farm owner I worked with in college at Briar Hill Farm; she’s doing mounted archery with her Fjords and Dales now and she’s an amazing lady all around!
Riding in every state and Canadian province.
I wish the barn I lease Raymond at was just a little closer! If I go out now, I’m going to ride, not just “hang out” and I do miss that critical part.
I wouldn’t. Competitor at this point I’m not! But my overall goal is to ride in every state, and I’ve only ticked off….9 so far!
Again, not huge into competitions, but probably the Vermont 100, how did I miss that ride when I lived in Vermont for five years???
18. Have you ever thought about quitting horses?
Nope. My life is an ongoing, never ending scheme to spend as much time with them as possible.
Take away money prizes for all events.There, I fixed it.
(That was Aarene’s answer and it cannot be improved upon).
Watching a winter woolly, slightly bug eyed, shark fin withered Arab hop and spin off the trailer with 20 other camp horses just off their winter range in Nevada a week before campers showed up and picking him to be my partner for the summer. He turned out to be the smartest horse of the bunch, and when we rode drag for the trail rides no one could keep the fat, hungry ponies going like he could!
Uncontrolled speed is my least favorite right now; I don’t mind speed (Raymond has the huge Quarter horse acceleration that makes me whoop like a cowgirl every time!) but it’s nice to be able to direct it at will.
I love a horse that knows his job (whatever it happens to be) and doesn’t get ruffled easily.
More core strength+shorter stirrups=enjoyable rides versus scary ones!
Myself, always myself. The depths of winter are sprinting closer, so it’s a good time for No Stirrup November (my goal is to be able to canter without them!) and more strength workouts, since that’s what’s really holding me back currently.
Copy the questions, paste in your own answers, and ping me so I know where to look. Wheee!
Endurance riding junkie who works to pay the bills, and remembers to be a decent mom and wife on the side.