Bonding With Charlie

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A loving bond is forming with Charlie.

My third horseback riding lesson and I’m hooked on horses!  Between Sam and Charlie, I can’t choose between them although I will say that even though Sam is bigger, I think he’s a bit easier to ride because he’s, dare I say it?, not as energetic as Charlie.  Charlie, on the other hand, has a faster gait so I have to keep my balance more in check, but that’s how you learn to ride, right?

I likened it to gymnastics at my last lesson because it’s all about balance in the saddle.  I am learning to ride English which means there’s no horn to hold onto on the saddle.  In most movies, I saw the horn and thought of it as a safety handle to keep me in the saddle.  Guess that’s not going to happen for me.  LOL

Oh, so much to learn and to experience!  Sigh…and big, wide grin.

So grateful for the healing of horses!

Enjoy your day dear friends!  Anyone else horseback riding?

Shine On!

xo

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Bonding With Charlie

  1. I think you’d enjoy reading The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse by Linda Kohanov. My husband and I enjoyed it immensely. I’ve not had much experience with horses, but my husband has. It helped me understand him a lot better, although that wasn’t the focus of the book. It’s about a woman’s spiritual healing with horses.

  2. Great photo of you and your fellow. He is handsome. The healing is what it’s all about and it seems you are well on your way. I have never ridden a horse but love their energy. Wishing you all the best in this journey.

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