Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I love Horses



I just love horses. Arabians hold a special place in my heart. I never thought that I would be without a horse. I grew up riding and competing with Endurance riding and Ride n tie being my favorite. Just as ultra running does now, Endurance riding took me to some very special trails and lots of beautiful country. I miss those days when I could walk outside my door and ride for hours, with dogs in tow. Sometimes, our cat would slink along behind until he just couldn't keep up anymore. I would be so worried about him until I got home to find him waiting quietly on the door mat. Tonight I remember those days when life was more simple. I was young and didn't have the worries that I have today. I thank God for the incredible life I have had and for the great memories. I am so thankful for the horses and the experiences that I had with those beautiful animals. One day I will compete again. Sometimes I feel like I just can't wait until I do. I hope today brings you down memory lane to a time that was special for you. Have a good one.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

aw mom that is a neat one. i love that picture in my bedroom of you and dad riding together. i miss ride & ties and goin on vet calls with grandpa. i bet you chrissy would be happy to let you have a go on her horse. anyyytime. love you
-court

kelly said...

Thanks, Court. I love you. Maybe one day we will do a ride n tie or endurance race together, BUT first, you have to pace me at Western States!!

olga said...

Awesome picture! This and the one before - very cute:) Stay well, 60 days and counting!

kelly said...

Thanks, Olga. You take care of yourself too. The biggest challenge is getting to the starting line without injury!! It sounds like you are doing awesome, keep up the great work.