Went through more old photos.....here's my 'first' pony. We had horses since I was born, but I bought Teapot when I was 5 with my very own money....$25!!!
She taught me everything I needed to know about riding....like hang on for dear life when she would flip,her bit upward and I would have zero control. Hang on for dear life when she took off DOWN the cement driveway and around the corner to the barn.....dang those hedges hurt! hang on for dear life as you hoop and holler in joy while you race down an abandoned airfield!!! (super,fun!!!) my older sisters friend would sometimes pick me up on her way to a trail ride. She taught me a lot.
She taught me horses of any size can cross GIANT fallen trees....even if their bellies rub.
I was known to do a Lone Ranger and run at her from behind and jump up over her bum to mount! that poor pony!! That being said, I think I only saddled her twice...the rest of the time ( I rode her until I was at least twelve and fot a horse) we rode bareback. I had her until I was in my early twenties.
Oh the memories!
O, the farm in the background was where I grew up!
TJ, LOVE the quote...will have to write that one down!