I had an absolutely incredible day with my horse. I didn't even ride, but I took him out into the back pasture and set him loose. I've never seen him so happy. He ran and played with me and I haven't smiled so hard in a very long time, and I don't think I've ever seen him so happy.. I love you, Ko. <3
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.”—Pam Brown (via thesearchforhappiness)
Oh wow. Um… I guess that would have to be the first time I rode Zeke. My first horse was a paint gelding named Tex. I’d always been riding but he was the first one that was really, truly mind. I adored him and he was everything to me… and I was thrown off of him nearly every time I got on his back. When we went to test ride him the previous owner had drugged him, sedated him so that he would be easy to control. When I got him home he was a bronc. Finally, after around two years I had to give up on him… we sold him, and I was completely heart broken.
Then my grandmother signed me up for riding lessons. I was scared and hurt and distrustful and riding had started to be something to fear rather than to look forward to. That’s when I met Zeke… a HUGE quarter horse cross with eyes like wild fire. It took everything in me to get up in that saddle, but that ride reminded me why I loved horses so much in the first place. I was flying. I was free. I was home.
I’m the girl who prefers one rose instead of a dozen. I’m the girl who would rather stay in on a friday night than go to a wild party with random strangers. I'm the girl who wouldn’t make you wait on her hand and foot, but would do anything to make you happy. I’m the girl who would enjoy having a movie night rather than going to some fancy restaurant. I’m the girl who would rather stay up all night sharing secrets than going out and getting drunk. I’m the girl who won’t make you hold her bags, but would rather hold your hand instead. I’m the girl who will love you more than anyone can possibly dream of. I’m the girl who would give the world to see you smile.