Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trust Between Friends

As promised, here are just a few pictures from Saturday's horse ride. Ari and I are slowly but surely building trust with one another. I am so connected to him already. :)



Mocha was happy she got to go along for the ride this time!

You can't see me...I'm behind Ari but as you can see Mocha is over there looking up at me because I always give handouts to my furry friends. Lol!

My girlfriend Debbie with both Ari and Magic Man. She's a great rider. She will be competing in dressage riding very soon!

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

~Winston Churchill~

P.S. I know this is probably a cheesy song to choose but I love this song. I used to tell my dad if I ever got a horse I would name him Wildfire (like every other kid that probably heard this song, ha!). :)

25 comments:

Anya said...

Very nice shots Michelle :))))
I like horse riding to !!!
Its so relaxing, I love it !!
Have a great day (@^__^@)

Tracey said...

You are such an animal lover.. the animal world is very lucky to have you around. Great pictures. I envy you about riding..horses scare me very much. I am deathly afraid of them and couldn't even think about riding. Glad your getting out and enjoying yourself.. when you get ready to head home for Easter.. stay safe!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Great pictures!!!

Lisa said...

I can tell you girls had so much fun! Thanks for sharing your life with us.
PS I think you are the Animal Whisperer!

Heather said...

cute pictures!

Lisa Michelle said...

Wow it's great that Mocha and Ari get along. Great Pics!

burpandslurp said...

haha, I was wondering where this song was coming from!
you are so lucky to be able to go horse-riding! I've only been on a horse in zoos with restrictions. not as fun!

Kathleen said...

Hi Michelle...lucky you to go riding. I haven't been riding for about 10 years or so. I don't know why my sister is afraid of horses?? Looks like you had a great time! Hugs, Kathleen

Zaroga said...

Nice pictures. The horses and pup are all beautiful and of course you :-)

I like the song.

Marilyn said...

There is something sacred in the trust between an animal and man (or woman). Your relationship is building to something special. My little (well, actually huge) Nicky and I have a very special trust. He is a Ragdoll and nonaggressive. When he wants out I have to go with him to 'secure the yard.' If he smells that some thing visited during the night he will stand next to me hissing. I clap my hands and yell 'get out of here' with Nicky by my side just hissing away. Now most cats would 'get the ____' out of here if someone was yelling right next to them. Not Nick, we're a team.

The Karen Chronicles said...

I just stumbled across your blog and really like it - great photos and layout!

Luna said...

Wonderful pictures, Michelle. It looks like you had a great day!!!

Cat with a garden said...

I remember horse riding at a pony farm in England when I was a little girl. I felt a connection with the horse too - it's wonderful!
Chilli seems to be doing fine, I didn't see any litter box problems today. I'm still suspicious though and don't trust the peace. You asked if she's sensible and that really got me wondering. I actually don't know! I always thought Siena was the sensible one as she's fussy about food, the beta type, let's Chilli play instead of going for it herself... but now that I come to think about it...

Chrissy said...

Great photos!!! I love the idea of horseback riding...but... so glad you had fun!! Talk soon, Chrissy

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so jealous. I LOVE horses. I tell Ben every Christmas to get me a horse and he never does!

Dawn said...

love that first shot...very sweet.

Anne Marie said...

Trust is essential with any living thing isn't it? I'm sorry if I didn't catch it earlier, but what type of horse is she? She looks part Morgan to me....
I have a Percheron named Jordan that I just adore.

Teresa R said...

Pretty horse! And Mocha has such a lovable face too.

Wildfire is a great name for a horse, even if you think every other kid wanted to name a horse that. ;)

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Thanks for visiting our blog today. In answer to your question, YES you can make our show a day trip. It's only a couple hour drive from Portland! We can't wait to meet you.

Sophia Rose said...

I like that song.
Love the pictures~I havent been riding in forever....You look right at home with horse in the wilderness~

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Whoops, forgot to tell you, we love your blog so much we added you to our blog list!

Tea Time With Melody said...

I have always wanted to go horse back riding. Do some riding for me too please.

hippiedog said...

Sweet pictures....I love horses and dogs and cats...and well everything....not mice or grasshoppers (terribly afraid) but that doesn't count right? lol Just ignore me, I'm still on grandpa's cough medicine :) xo

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Michelle,

I Love these pictures!! How adorable you look too! I had 2 horses growing up, and just love riding too! Hope you had fun!!

I have some time for "me" today, so I'm catching up on blog reading and your posts are so gorgeous sweetie!!

Happy Easter and Hugs!, Cynthia

Domestic Witch said...

I adore horseriding!!! Thanks for sharing your photos