November 1, 2010

For the love of horses

Horses are my definitely my favorite animal. No question about it. And since I love horses so much, I can't help but do a blog post on them. God put so much beauty and strength into these wonderful can't help but love 'em.

I've loved horses for just about as long as I can remember. When I was young I prayed for horse, but it didn't become a reality until I was 12. That's when I got my first horse, Buck. Long story short, he lived up to his name, we sold him, and I kept praying! It wasn't until later that year that Flash came into my life and she has been a perfect match for me.
Flash is my 21 year old red dun Quarter Horse mare, and I love her a ton! She has her ornery moments, and even though she's older she's got a lot of spunk left in her. At our county fair we do the pleasure and trail classes, but for some reason she seems to like barrels and poles better (that's fine with me...I prefer those as well!). I've loved teaching her new things and having her teach me a lot as well. I'll admit that there I times I have gotten frustrated, but it's hard to be like that for long because she tries so hard to do what I tell her. She was truly an answer to prayer and I'm so amazed at how God worked!
Misty is my sister's 4 year old Shetland Pony that she got for her birthday last year (it was such a gift from the story here). We just started the process of training her a few weeks ago, and she is doing wonderful! Sarah has started riding on her own, and we have even taken her on a trail ride! I've enjoyed being apart of the process and learning all I can about horse training. 

So why do I love horses? I'm not exactly sure. Maybe it's that horsey smell. The excitement of cantering bareback with the wind blowing through your hair. Trail rides on crisp autumn days. The accomplishment you feel when your horse finally understands what you've been trying to teach for the past 2 weeks. The scent of new leather. Or maybe it's just knowing that we're a team.

So for all you horse lovers/owners out there, take time to show your equine pal just how much you love them. Give them their favorite treat, groom them, or take them on a walk. They'd probably appreciate knowing that you love them.

(And in case you're wondering...I'm not sure if Flash really liked having this picture taken or not.)


  1. I'm glad your training is going,so well!
    Unlike another stubborn pony I could name! ;)

  2. Flash looks just like my horse , Daisy ! My horse is a quarter horse , has a blaze , and a stocking , just like yours ! Great post !

  3. I love flash. Tell Hannah that she is way nicer than Jack because he bucked Jessica and Amelia off the other day. Poor Amelia has a really bad bruise on her knee and Jessica's neck hurts. He almost fell on them too. Allie

  4. Hello Rebekah,
    You have a beautiful horse! I love horses too, except we live in the city and there's no way we could own one.
    By the way, I am hosting a sugar-free challenge (until Christmas) and was wondering if you would consider joining. If not, that's perfectly fine, but if you are interested, visit my blog for details. =)

  5. I like the pic of you giving her a kiss~ I assume that is what you were doing? :) Cute!

  6. I Love your Blog and you Beautiful horses! I am a big horse-lover. they are such beautiful animals :) keep up the good work.

  7. That was pretty neat what you said about horses! Your blog looks totally awesome, btw! Take care! ;)

  8. I tagged you btw! Take a look at my blog and see for yourself! :)

  9. Your horse is beautiful, Rebekah. Horses are my favorite animals as well!

    I wanted to let you know that I posted a question about Bible memory on my blog. I was wondering if you would stop by my blog and share your thoughts, if you get a chance and feel like doing so? Thanks so much!!

    Many Blessings,