The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us incontact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.~Sharon Ralls Lemon
I’ve loved horses almost my whole life and still do. Every time I visit these two guys that live in the barn next to our house… I’m swept away by vivid memories of the past… the horses I’ve rode, the wonderful smells, the competitions, the disappointments, the joy & happiness and feeling the weight of the world melt away while I’m on my horse.
I seriously miss the awesome feeling of the horse jumping over 4 – 5 feet high fences and the powerful surge that takes my breath away each time… the thrill never dies. Once you’ve experience that thrill… you can’t get enough of it.
When I’m on a horse… riding or jumping… I feel like I’m flying. These beautiful creatures lend us the wings we lack.
I love it.
Lovely photo !!
My Little Space says
Such a touching story! I love the photo too… kind of cute! Well done, Marillyn.
Awww! How cute are those noses?! I love the blue too – nice photo!
Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up says
Love it! I too miss riding. My horse is still at my moms just 10 minutes away, but with 2 littles to contend to and no one to ride with, I haven’t been on her in a long time. My favorite rides were the first ones in the spring. After not being out for our many snowy months, we’d just fly across the open fields. Nothing better! (of course she’d try and ditch me a couple times, but she’s a brat like that!)
Miss Rachel says
What a beautiful picture you paint with your words. I have only ridden a horse twice, and that was when I was young and don’t remember it. But I have always wanted to ride. We had horses in 07 but because they weren’t trained, and momma was prego then, we had to sell them.
I never got to get on them, and even though they were not nice most of the time because of not being trained, I love their smell, the soft fur, and twining their manes in my fingers. Their soft lips always tickled my hand when I gave them hay or feed.
Beautiful memories and beautiful photo!
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
Beautiful sentiment! I didn’t know about your love of horses. You should visit my cousin’s blog. From The Horse’s Back. I think you would enjoy it.
Divina Pe says
That’s a very beautiful. Just look at the two of them. I rode a horse once when I was a little girl. I want to do that again.
I used to jump growing up too. From about the time I was 8 years old to 14. It was awesome. I would love to do it again some day =]