Well, here's my dilemma. I take horseback riding with my mother and best friend, Cassidy. We enjoyed it quite a bit, but then I began to realize me and my horse did not click. She is extremely stubborn and distracted when I am on her, and it really lowers my confidence when she acts against what I asked her to do. It makes me look like a bad rider.
Today, I really did not want to go. I didn't want to go knowing that I'd leave feeling like a fool. That's when my mother suggested Cassidy and I trade horses, just for the day. She rode a mellow, older white horse named Gray Guy. We were both reluctant, so I told her that if she didn't like my horse, Kelly, we could totally switch back.
Well, recently I fell off a horse and lost all my confidence. I couldn't even trot for weeks. But when I got on Gray Guy, I felt like I could do anything. He was so smooth and kept at a pace where I felt like I was under total control, but he was still probably the second fastest horse in the class. We got along well, and in the end, I ended up just loving him.
Cassidy, on the other hand, ended up getting so incredibly frustrated that she sobbed through half of the lesson. She obviously did not like my horse.
She wants Gray Guy back. I don't want to give him back. For the first time in over a month, I feel like I can be a good rider one day. I just love his obedience and smoothness and he overall personality.
I want him.
So does she.