Hi Jackie! Just reading your message now!! Sorry I've been MIA, same here, hiding from Pandemic. Ontario is just starting to open up a little. So many small businesses closing, it's very sad. My daughter is a server and the 2 places she worked at have been closed since March 2020. Luckily I have a job and still been working through this whole thing, steel business, considered an essential service.
I haven't seen Cooper of much, he's so far away, but thankfully there is someone who rides and exercises him at the barn. Did get to see him on my birthday May 15th.
I haven't ridden since 2018, gained weight and feel yucky. Have to get back it soon!
Hope you are well, still keeping up with your riding, that's great!
I think daily of that, as I ride my horse. I know my years are numbered. I already lived longer then I should of. Funny? I feel as long as I can ride Dolly I will live. I feel she sustains me. But I know that's not true.. But I feel so different riding her, no matter is its hot, cold, or even raining. For some reason, She has such power over my feelings, The pain I'm in,, seems to just flow away..
The healing power you speak of,, is amazing.. It's real. I can hardly walk when I get there sometimes. Yet when I ride her I get off and can walk along at a good regular pace.... Life is amazing--If you just let your inner you, feel it!!
Thank You for friending me. I rode horses in my 20's to 40's.. I became very ill, Learning I had renal kidney failure, and fibromyalgia. I had 6 hours of back surgery, and was never suppose to walk again. But I did! I at 59 started riding horses again, We moved to SC and I rented horses a few times,, This is where they brought in Dolly, We had had a flood here, and she was by a levee that had broke. For a month she was inside a barn standing in water up to her back,, She was bones.. I saw then trailer her in. I was in a bad mental way.. I talked to her owner. she wanted to sell her, I was suppose to stop riding, but something about this horse, pushed me to her.. I bought her the next week.. We put the weight back on her, and we because special soul mates, almost spiritual. So? Riding later in life-- when I wasn't suppose to, she saved my life,, and I certainly saved her life,,
Your a brave person, I commend your effort to be with your horse..
I like it a lot. It has helped me with my hands, I tend to be rough sometimes. So this helps a lot. It also is forcing me to use my legs and stomach to direct since there is no neck reining at all. It's really easy to put on too. When/if I get horses I want to use only bosal bridles. :D
Thanks for the welcome :) Our Shires are such a hoot - we just love them. Ours aren't as big as some (17.1 and 17.3 hands) but that's fine with me and I'll be riding 5 year old regularly as soon as we get some decent weather up here.