Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
"A canter is a cure for every evil." -- Benjamin Disraeli
It doesn't matter how terrible or great life is going, a good canter will make it all better.
I remember the first time I cantered. It was a pony, and I was totally clueless. He turned, I didn't. I didn't try again for years. I was in a lesson on a big OTTB schoolmaster, Spencer. He was perfect in every way a horse can be perfect, and all of a sudden, my instructor just says, "And can-ter!" and off we went. It was BRILLIANT. Best time of my life was cantering that horse. For being so big and long-strided, he could give you the most collected, most impulsive canter you can imagine. RIP Spencer, you taught me everything.
I'm glad you are now able to enjoy the wonders of the canter. But just wait until you can have your first real, blinded-by-the-tears-streaming-down-your-face, wind-whipping-through-your-hair, your-horse-and-yourself-become-one-powerful-entity gallop. =]
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."