Anyways, I like to free lunge my horse over jumps and stuff. Also bareback riding, which I am in love with. I love riding bareback without a bridle or halter. I feel totally out of control, and I love that! I also love to just sit with my horse in his stall and brush him until he shines like...well, I can't compare it to anything! I just like relaxing with my horse.
I know it's kinda stupid, but... My paint LOVES to be kissed (my qh equally HATES that :) ). So she brings her nose to my face and wait for LOUD kiss in the end of the nose, then she moves nose back a little and bring it back for the next one. She can go with it for long time (I'm limited to 5-7 kisses though lol!).
In the winter when we are feeding big round bales and the bale gets low I like to get in the middle of the feeder and just sit there. The horses are all around me and breathing their steaming breath. All I can hear is munch munch munch snort munch munch.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Awwwwww... I do that too VIda! I LOVE sitting on their hay while they are eating...
I have an old chair out by thier pen...sometimes I just sit out there watching them. They usually come up to treat me like a human sized kleenex and wipe boogers on me.....I love it though.........
I really like letting them graze in the yard though...after they have been out for a while my husband and I (usually after dinner) will go and sit on the porch...the horses usually come up like they want in on the conversation and hang out with us. Well, not on the proch of course...lol....they just come right up to the house and hang out.
Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.