Cousin Betsy and the handsome Quarter Horse Jesse (not the horse she was riding when she took a fall.)
Horses are amazingly beautiful and fun to ride. They can also be big, dangerous animals. I have been riding since I was 7 years old. I ride with more caution then I did as a teenager. I always wear a helmet. I also try to be very aware of my environment and read my horse's behavior. Last summer I took my horse out on a 3 hour trail ride to a river. Halfway into the ride my horse started getting a bit crazy and dangerous (which is very unlike him.) To make a long story short I had made a change in his equipment before this ride, which contributed to his acting up. It was a foolish mistake on my part and although all ended okay in the end, I was put into some situations in which I was very uncomfortable and could have severely injured me. Not to mention how it affected my confidence the next few times I rode my horse, after being in such a scary situation.
Me and my "stinker."
Dear B, I know that learning to ride these past years has taken a lot of courage and spirit, with which you have approached with amazing tenacity, love, and focus. I hope this doesn't cause you to have second thoughts about your dream of owning your own horse. I am thinking of you and wish that you are feeling better and back in the saddle before you know it!
On to my newest "Friday Favorite Find." My friend and I love cowboy boots and probably have a competing amount at around 9 pairs each. We recently discovered a used/vintage cowboy boot shop and I found myself a new pair! Another woman was trying on boots in my size and she had them on for a while, then gave them up.
The brand name is Boulet, they are made in Canada. I am not sure they are vintage, but they don't appear to one of their current styles. They are very comfortable. And the gray tones are unique and unlike anything I have (aren't the silver toe tips great?) I will get a lot of wear out of these boots!
Do you have a pair of cowboy boots?