Sweet little miniature horse at the farmers market...
What is it about Girls and their horses?
The above photo was taken this past weekend at our local farmer's market, this darling little horse was hanging around, having a ball with her owner,,, she followed her like a little dog, flicking her tail, nuzzling up against her... Her owner, a lady in her mid 70's just glowed with pride, they were like a team, reading each other's body language and gestures... I was curious about how well behaved this miniature was and decided to do a little research. It turns out that miniature horses are so gifted, they are trainable and some are used to lead the blind. If your curious check out this site http://www.guidehorse.com/horses_house.htm
A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend celebrated her birthday by taking a riding lesson..., she hasn't ridden in a long time, but she used to have a horse when she was a teenager and never stopped loving horses..., now she's getting back to riding, and she's in her 60's!
I love it - The whole... "ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO RIDE" (paint, act, sew, cook, drive a truck, learn a new language/skill, ride a motorcycle etc. etc.. etc.)
Don't you love it too???
And if you need further inspiration, take a look at this video of a young woman and her horse, and the amazing bond and communication they have... by the way, she's doing all of these stunts without a saddle!