Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
My horse is always proving her worth to me. =]
I like to take my horse to the nearby coffee stands, and we have to ride along a pretty busy road. We were coming across a street, and a huge semi was taking a left hand turn, and you know how wide those suckers have to turn. I have always been terrified of semi's. They're big and scary and can cause a tremendous amount of damage. So it looked like it was coming right at us, and Ricci, being the amazing girl she is, stopped walking, faced the semi and SNORTED at it, like she was daring it to get any closer to us. She was definitely protecting me.
There was also our first jump, which was much too big and much too solid for out first, but oh well. She hesitated ever so slightly, I gave her a squeeze, and we SOARED over it. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had.
And for those days that Ricci loses her marbles, Gracie always steps up to get the "best horse ever" award. I was riding Ricci and ponying Gracie, [Gracie is only 1] and we were walking along the road for the first time, and Gracie was doing amazing, even though Ricci was throwing a fit. We got to this one spot and Ricci REALLY threw a fit, she wasn't going where I wanted her to, she was spinning and popping up for a mini buck or rear, it was just ridiculous. And my yearling, who wasn't even a year at the time, just got to the end of her lead rope and stayed out of the way. She didn't try and act up, she didn't try to escape, it was her first real time on the road, cars and trucks and buses were driving by, and she just waited for Ricci to get her head back on so we could continue. That filly is fearless. =]
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."