It had been so long since I rode a horse. Since I felt the wind in my hair, the bouncy gait of a trot, the secure feeling of the stirrups holding my feet.
Yesterday, I truly fell in love with horses all over again.
I have always been a horse-girl at heart. No, I don't have a horse-themed room, or horse poster be-decked walls, but when I am around horses, I just have the irrepresible urge to stroke them and talk to them and mount their glossy backs to gallop across the fields, into the sunset.
I love the way they smell, and the way their velvety noses nuzzle you for blackberries, and the way you can tell if they like you.
This is Jazz. And me. She is a dear--owned by some friends of ours, and when we went to visit them yesterday evening, we were able to to some horseback riding. I was ecstatic; I don't get the chance too often, though I love horses to death. It was a little late, so we just cantered around the pasture, but oh--it was heavenly! If horses weren't such expensive creatures, I would have a dozen of them. I plan on it when I am "grown up," anyways. I will have a ranch with a herd of horses to care for and ride every day.
At least, that's my dream. :]
Here are just a few of my favorite breeds, though I love nearly every horse...
The American Quarter Horse
The Peruvian Paso
..Gorgeous creatures. :]
Another love of mine are saddles. :] I know, funny, huh? I just love the look and feel of all the beautiful, unique saddles out there. A saddle collection would be amazing, I think..if a bit expensive and roomy. :/
Here's a fave I found whilst browsing..and coveting..;)
Are you a horse lover? A horse owner? A horse-owner-wannabe, like me? ;)