Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rearing...

Ok, ..so I am no stranger to a rearing horse! (Just ignore the over bleached white hair!!) This boy just about unnerved me. You see, I chose to work with a very young green horse at a time in my life when the last thing I needed was to try and concentrate on another project of any kind. We just found out that Don was ill...and well, I could not concentrate ...and this horse got the better of me. He did not hurt me...I just did not have the stamina and fight to handle situations like this. The last time I rode him..I ended up sitting in the sand arena at my trainers farm and crying...crying over the horse, crying over Don's diagnosis...or maybe just crying to relieve my own stress. Who knows.

















I realized that I needed to shelf this horse until my inner girl was stronger...and that is just what I did. Not every rearing horse is being bad though. Look at these prime examples of controlled movement and BEAUTY!





















Notice the hawk!!!

























Okay..so this one nauseates me a bit!...snicker snicker

4 comments:

Sydney_bitless said...

Beautiful!

fernvalley01 said...

Stunning ! and scary .I could hardly look at the last one!

Jeni said...

Rearing is pretty to see but super scary to ride if you're not expecting it.

You sure have a lot on your plate and I can't imagine the stress levels. Lots of prayers and thoughts your way.

Laura Maynard said...

Come to think of it... I think your posts on COTH about this young guy is the way I found your blog. I'm glad you stuck with it because this has been a great journey! Keep up the great Work you're doing. Blessings!