Monday, August 16, 2010

A Princess Riding a Princess

Okay, funny title huh? Well, it was sort of true. I rode today with my friend Brenda who is a trainer. She'll usually call me when she needs help exercising her horses. Well, today, I rode this girl and her name is Princess, a Paso Fino-Standardbred cross who is a singlefoot registered. Yep, me a princess (sometimes) rode a horse named Princess. How ironic is that? She was a short little girl, only 14.2 so I probably looked funny on her. Lol! For being a small mare, though she had a lot of endurance and love in her despite where she came from. See, she was rescued and brought to Brenda's for a little TLC. :) She had not been ridden in almost a year and for an 11 year old getting her back on the trails was a must! She did great! I hope I get to ride her again soon!!

This is the video of her (since she is for sale now) with Mary riding her at Brenda's outdoor arena.




It's been hot, hot, hot here! Hope you're all staying cool!

15 comments:

TheBlakkDuchess said...

That's so awesome that your friend takes in rescue horses! =D
I'm glad you had a good time with Princess & equally glad that she did so well after not having been ridden in so long. ^-^

Tracey said...

How fun what that??!!! I bet you looked just fine on that horse. You really love horses and animals so much.. a true gift that you have Michelle. Love the look of the blog.. sorry it's been awhile. Too busy these days and I think it's only getting busier! Love ya.. and have a great day!

TeresaR said...

Would have loved to see a photo of you on Princess...bet you had the biggest smile on your face!

Joanne Kennedy said...

How fun and how lovely your friend rescued her. I wonder if Princess said "How funny to have a human princess ride on me a horse named princess".

Hugs,
Joanne

Chatelaine said...

She's beautiful! I am sure you gave her lots of love! Brenda is an angel!

Randi Troxell said...

what a beauty she is!!!

Lisa said...

What a beauty! Knowing your kindness, you were the perfect person to ride her.:)
PS Love the polka dots!

Sophie said...

That horse is a real beauty I say!!

Overe there at your place it is hot, hot, hot & here in Brussels, it is only 60F & it is raing for more then 5 days now!

Kisses from Brussels!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Right on! A good ride in the saddle is always an excellent way to spend the day.

TheBlakkDuchess said...

She's even more beautiful in the video than in the pic! =D What a wonderful horse. You can't even tell she hadn't been ridden in a while. ^-^

Thanks for your kind words & for your positive energy. ^-^

It seems a whole group of us are in the same boat... starting to feel like it's an ark... ^_~

You hang in there too, & I know that things will even out. ^-^

Have an awesome week! =D

xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous horse!

We'd actually been having a nice cool summer of 95...it hit the 100s this week and the humidity has been awful.

AshTreeCottage said...

Princess is a lovely girl! Wish I could bring her home!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Debbie said...

Very nice!! We have a horse rescue in the next town over. My mother and father in law once had four horses from it and my neighbor has two horses that I hear every day and see on occasion. She just made an arena at the end of our property where it adjoins hers. Kind of neat as we can see her riding. You are such an animal lover....that's wonderful...those lucky animals!!

Rue said...

Sweltering here too - but hanging in there!

What a sweet horse - so nice that you got to get out for a ride!

alittledashofthisalittledashofthat said...

So envious she is gorgeous!!!!!