The horse is God’s gift to mankind. ~Persian Proverb
First time on a horse I was 11 ! A true major highlight of my life ! Prior to the Real Deal I had only joy rides on Vacations ! As a kid I was not into Bicycles, I loved skateboards and even then I had this massive love for all animals! So riding a horse was the closest to magic! I imagined myself travelling in far lands and exploring the roads unknown! I insisted to ride even with my severe allergies to horse dander. My parents had hesitations since both knew how severe were my allergies but they let is be! It was indeed the only dilemma and to this day horse allergies are my worst! BUT I kept insisting and both finally gave up !
I enrolled as one of the youngest riders at The Royal Stable and the rest is history . ( it was called Lavisan stables I believe)
My first horse was a full-blown Arabian , long-head shape and high tail carriage ! And my lessons were English and Dressage…I got a few trophies here and there but my main attention became the horse itself ! Just being with The horse was more important to me than competitons! There was a bond ! Not right away at first since horses are doubtful creatures. They test do and you need to pass the test otherwise nothing happens! it becomes dreadful ! But when you bond with a horse something magical happens ..Something truly out of this world ..
I wanted to have a horse of my own and tired of competing I wanted a cart Horse-Pony. These days they are known as Caspian Horses . I got my Pony and not only I rode her but she became mainly my sweet little companion during the week ..The sneezes and the red /itchy eye never moved away but I tolerated !
Love does magic things to us..
Horses are the topic of many myths and legends. Horses in all cultures do tell a story of their courage , loyalty and freedom .
The horse is an extent of the wild horse .. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC. Depending on breed and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 20 to 30 years. There are different terminology used to describe horses of various ages such as Foal , Colt , Filly , Gelding , Stallion , Mare..
if I want to describe all about horses I would have to write a book ..and I only know so little even after all these years ..But one thing I can assure you is when you ride a horse as fast as the horse can run , the sensation is something out of this world !
I honestly feel like Pocahontas! I feel like a true free warrior!
It was in the west of United States I ran to my first Wild Horses..It was at Sunset against an orange sky with haze of Blue shades and horse appeared ! It was in that moment I felt my childhood electricity in my soul, deep ..Goosebumps!
“There is an Art that goes into riding and that is truly of keeping a horse between you and the ground.There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man . No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ” Winston Churchill
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.” ~William Shakespeare, Henry V
She was of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. she was pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in her, but only in patient stillness while her rider mounted her; she is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts, my last Horse , Hanalei!
I have photographed horses for many years , over thousand + images but this video shows a horse never lies about love ..Sweet as Honey :