Friday, November 9, 2018

Re-horsed

Thunder's mother has completely recovered and is back in the saddle. Although I enjoyed my time with him, I am happy to see them together. He is the perfect horse for her.
I was worried that I wouldn't have anything to ride this winter, but so far, nothing could be further from the truth. 
My long-time regular ride, Santana, has made a welcome return to soundness, and we've enjoyed several really good rides in the last few weeks.
I've also picked a couple new mounts. One is Kenlyn Stealth, who was featured in Monday's post. 
Stealth is a nineteen year old Arabian gelding. 
He has an impressive endurance record, and is pretty much the embodiment of everything I like about Arabians. I feel very fortunate to be trusted with him.
The other new face is A Sacred Pearl. 
Pearl is a greyed-out tobiano daughter of the well known Paint stallion (and Breyer horse!), Sacred Indian. Like Stealth, she boasts an impressive resume, both in the hunter and pleasure driving rings.
I often say that I'm a hunter girl at heart, but truth be told, it had been a long time since I'd actually sat on a hunter. It is a real pleasure to ride Pearl!
Sometimes it's hard to be a horseless rider, but not lately. The last several months have been filled with a lot of really nice, really different horses. I love the variety, and I am looking forward to many more good rides in the next month and beyond.

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