Tuesday, October 14, 2008

horse crazy...that's me.

that's me.

but, i'm not sure that i want it to be my babies.

we are heading to a friend's house/farm for the weekend. just the girls and i. my friend said, via email...
"Do you think that *belly* will dare to ride horse with *A*. I have two
broke to death horses that *A* and her friends ride for hours!!! It
should be a blast!!!"


it didn't hit me until just now. this scares the hell out of me.

it might have been different if i wasn't a rider myself.
(not that i've been on a horse in a few years. kids got in the way. excuses. excuses.)

i know how it feels to get tossed and thrown, AND plummet to the ground.
i know how it feels to have a horse rear up and get a mane-burn across your face, because you managed to hang on.
i know how it feels to have your horse go into a wild gallop because something...ANYthing... spooked them.

it might have been different if i wasn't a rider myself.

i know how it feels to ride your pregnant mare bareback and feel the baby, that you are both eagerly anticipating, moving around beneath you.
i know how it feels to walk into a chilly cold barn and feel your horse's breath as it nuzzles your cheek.
i know how it feels to have a bond with something so much greater than you.

god...i hope she "gets" it. i hope she is safe. i hope that she realizes the power that these animals have. i hope that she falls head over heels in love with a new best friend. i hope that she gets to have what i had, someday.

and i hope that i can get a picture of it to share.


Christy said...

I am from originally from Kentucky, but I have never rode a horse before. Alas, I was a city girl. I hope you guys have fun!

Connie said...

That would scare me too. My sister is a horse person and her horse is pregnant right now. Someday my kids' will ride her horses and I will hold my breath!

LazyCrazyMama said...

I used to love horseback riding! But it can be scary. I hope all goes well!

amanda said...

i used to beg to ride my uncle's horses. my parents always said no. one day they finally gave in and brought the horse in from the field so i could ride.

i began screaming. i did not want on that horse. it was huge!! my dad threw me on anyways and i had the most fun!

i hope she "gets" it too :)

anymommy said...

I know this exact feeling. I hope you all have fun and I can't wait to see the pictures.