I started riding at Haggis Farm in England when I was 11/12 years old. I was instantly hooked after the first lesson and made some wonderful horse friends, who taught me what I never could believe a horse could. One that I will forever remember is Sparky, a Thoroughbred who used to jump. I fed him carrots after each lesson (not before because he became strangely lazy...). Although he was getting old, we managed to do some splendid jumps because he had such a flowing canter. We both enjoyed it and somehow understood each other at a deeper level. The instructor was amazed because no one could ever get him going. The last time I saw him I was not aware I would never see him again, but fate let me say goodbye...I let him out into the field and talked to him longer than I usually did.
I miss him so terribly and have never "met" another like him with such character and intelligence. But he was in good hands and hopefully is now enjoying a peaceful and happy retirement.
It's great to see you here! Another PNH and ANDAULSIAN lover!!!! I am looking forward to seeing your pictures and hope you will write some blogs for us also. It is so interesting to meet and hear about other people who are passionate about horses and our relationships with them.
Thank you for joining us and welcome. We have many things to do here such as blogs, forums, groups, adding pictures and video and chats. If you have any questions please ask me and I will ne happy to help you.