Inspiration & Getting Started

I’m starting a blog! Yay! Good for me!  Now you can all commence eye rolling and calling me funny names.  I want a blog for one reason.  I am horse obsessed.  I love anything and everything to do with horses and I just want another outlet to talk about them, and think about them, and to post pretty pictures of my baby girl, Savannah Rain (of course that means I’ll have to actually figure out how to post pictures on here).  Also, I’ve always thought blogs were fun.  I like the idea of seeing a little peak of someone else’s life, and I like the idea of sharing this part of my life.  It’s like a secret (totally forgot how to spell secret there for a second, I’m nervous, lol) that complete strangers can share in. 

With this nasty weather I haven’t been able to ride, and even being at the barn is almost unbearable, so I’m feeling a desperate urge for anything horsey.  Luckily my trainer and I are hauling Savannah (aka Savy) a couple of miles down the road to a friend’s barn to borrow their indoor arena.  I suppose I should talk a little bit about myself and my horse partner Savy.  It’s like an interview, you can decide if you want to keep reading the rest of my posts 🙂 

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote perfectly explains my relationship with horses.  When I was 10 my cousin let me get on her little white pony named Casper and walk around in a little circle.  That was it.  I was totally and utterly hooked.  For the next 13 years my entire life revolved around horses, certainly all of my thoughts were on horses.  Being around horses, especially riding them, makes my soul happy.  Indeed, the only time I feel truly alive is when I’m with horses.  People often ask me why I spend so much time and money on horses, and I have a hard time explaining myself.  It’s really not a choice for me, it’s a feeling, a connection, and without it I feel empty.  Like I’m a zombie just going through the motions of life. 

And so FINALLY, at the age of 29 I bought my very first horse.  Miss Savannah Rain.  And even though I’ve ridden horses for most of my life and been very competitive, having my own horse is totally different.  Her happiness makes me happy.  Her and I have a connection and when I look at her, I know it’s there, and it was there from the moment I saw her.  Savy is a 3 year old Arab/Warmblood cross, she’s been undersaddle for about 4 months, and her and I are beginning our Dressage journey together 🙂 

I’ll let you know how our ride goes tonight…

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