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I Ride

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM Comments comments (3)

 

 I Ride

 

I ride. That seems like such a simple statement. However as many women who ride know it is really a complicated matter. It has to do with power and empowerment. Being able to do things you might have once considered

out of reach or ability. I have considered this as I shovel

manure, fill water barrels in the cold rain, wait for the

vet/farrier/electrician/hay delivery, change ...

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

Yesterday, for the first time,

I was too tired to ride

I was afraid I would be hurt if I was thrown

I heard someone say my barn was too shabby

I let someone tell me I was too pudgy to ride

I realized I was old

I had to face that I could no longer keep up

I had to let go of my dreams

I felt my heart break

I turned my back on my friend

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A Gift

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM Comments comments (0)

A GIFT

To have a horse in your life is a gift. In the matter of a few short years,

a horse can teach a young girl courage, if she chooses to grab mane and hang

on for dear life. Even the smallest of ponies is mightier than the tallest

of girls. To conquer the fear of falling off, having one's toes crushed, or

being publicly humiliated at a horse show is an admirable feat for any

child. For that, we can be grateful.

Horses teach us responsibility. U...

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