Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This Didn't Help Matters

I have to confess that I've been fighting a VERY strong urge lately to get back into horses. Namely, back into horse training. It's been about four years since I've ridden or trained, and oh the itch is back to start again. While I was on craigslist this morning I found the prettiest cremello colored, yearling gelding for sale (Honest to goodness, I was not looking at horses on there; he was in the goat section!), and all I could think about was how fun it would be to train the little guy. 

And then I saw this video of Stacey Westfall. And that didn't help matters. My riding instructor from many, many years ago taught me how to ride using Stacey's techniques, and watching this video made me remember just how much fun it is to ride bareback and bridleless. 

I highly doubt I'll be getting an equine any time soon, but I can't deny that the temptation is certainly there...


Karen Rickers said...

I'm so glad you posted this! Incredible horsemanship.

Do you watch Heartland, by any chance? It's a Canadian tv show set in Alberta, and the lead woman does a similar sort of horsemanship (but I have to say, not to the same degree).

Anonymous said...

You're not helping me! I keep thinking and thinking, there has to be a way for a horse to be necessary on a farm. I just can't think of it.

Goat Song said...

Karen, I haven't seen Heartland yet, but I've heard of it!

Tasha, you could always use the horse for draft work, right??? ;) Or... Hmm, you could call it "therapy", or you could say you need one for pasture management, transportation (from one end of the field to the other, right? LOL.), or you could use the excuse of saying that it's teaching you how to have better self control and patience. Hehe. These would all be excuses I've tried.