31DC: Day 25

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Something I've Learned

Well, I've learned a lot of things.

I've learned that nothing cures what ails you like being on the back of a horse.

I've learned that sometimes your mother really does not what's best for you.

I've learned that no matter what you can always call your best friend, regardless of the time of day or night.

I've learned that there really is nothing better than flying around a cross country course on the back of a thoroughbred.

I've learned that while mares can be absolute bitches they can also be a mother to their riders.

I've learned that you don't have to ride in clinics or take daily lessons to learn.

I've learned that just because someone is a good rider does not automatically mean they are a good teacher.

I've learned that oxiclean is a riders friend.

I've learned that you can never have too much tack.  You never know when that extra bridle is going to come in handy.

I've learned that the bond between a girl and her horse is stronger than anything else.

I've learned that just walking around the ring can be enjoyable, especially when you are walking on a horse that should have died a year ago.

I've learned that no matter what, I wouldn't give up my pony for anything.