All the Pretty Little Horses

Those of you that have known me for any length of time know that I love horses.  I began riding at age 10 because I was driving my parents crazy to see, touch, smell, and ride a real horse.  I worked at the barn doing whatever odd job needed doing just so I could be around horses more hours during the week.

My first horse "Silly" and I

My first horse “Silly” and I

We’ve left our 21 year old pony, Shira, back in the states with some dear friends to look after her.  I was there when Shira was born, her mother was my first horse, and I have never been apart from her this long before.

My 21 year old appaloosa mare "Shira"

My 21 year old appaloosa mare “Shira”

I’ve lasted about 5 months here in England without any contact with any equines.  This is probably the longest that I have been away from curry combs, hoof picks and manure since I was 9 years old.

My sweet husband encouraged me to find a local stable where I might put my horse sense to work as a volunteer every fortnight or so.  I found Washington Riding Centre, a local boarding, lesson and equine therapy centre.  Last week I navigated two bus routes to find the centre and meet for an interview.

Today was my first week working.  Needless to say I had a blast.  I am looking forward to working with disabled riders and “all the pretty little horses” at Washington Riding Centre.

Cheers,
Beth
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4 responses to “All the Pretty Little Horses

  1. They are indeed pretty and I also know that you’ll both make each other happy! Kathy

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