Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home on the Range!

Ever since I was little, I have loved horses. I love the balance between beauty and strength that they epitomize. Like most little girls, I wanted a horse of my very own. In fact, I distinctly remember asking over and over again for a horse. One day, my mom looked at me and said, "Megan, I have wanted a horse since I was younger than you. When I get a horse, we can talk about you getting one." I couldn't argue with Mom's logic (she was good at coming up with the most unarguable answers), and I don't think I ever asked again.

Still it didn't stop me from loving them. This week, I got relive that childhood love when I went up to my roommate's house to ride horses that her mom owns. It was fun (and fast! The horses didn't really like walking.). So, for your enjoyment, here are a few pictures of us riding Rico and Dante.
Me on Dante--trying to differentiate between gaiting and trotting.

Brenda on Dante
Getting saddled up for the first time. Danielle and her mom helping Brenda and Emily.
Emily... pondering what life would be like as a horse?


Robyn said...

That looks so much fun. You always seem to do the coolest things. I think horses are the only animal I like. I have never been an animal lover, but I can have fun with horses and I miss riding them. Jeff's sister loves to go riding, so I might have to ask her to take me along some time.

katie said...

sure, do the fun roommate activities after I move out! Looks like tons of fun!

katie said...

sure, do the fun roommate activities after I move out! Looks like tons of fun!

Carol said...

I STILL love horses. I have great memories of taking you kids riding on Captain, Caesar, Blackjack, and a corral full of other worthy equines. Will always remember you on "Rosie", the little horse in Wyoming who was wider than she was tall and love to eat bushes. You were five, but whoa what a rider even then.