Hobby Horse Blog Hop Prompts - Week 2:
- Tell us about a special person you associate with your interest in horses. In what ways did(does) the person support you?
- Carousels: Yes or No? Which horse do/did you choose to ride?
- What sort of books did you read when growing up?
Here's my response.
1) A special person eh? Without a doubt that would be my BO. She is the person who taught me almost everything I know. She is the only person I know that actually catches more flies with vinegar then honey. She has been managing barns for 30 years, and doing it amazingly well. My BO knows how to train a horse for pretty much any event. She is so extremely knowledgeable, and so extremely kindhearted. She makes horses affordable for anyone. She told me "I want to get your board as close to $0 as I can" (meaning she'd let me work off the rest).
Her hips are in tremendous pain, and her back often hurts too. So every time we are out there together (which is often), I do lots of work for her. Whether it's taking wheelbarrows of manure to the pile, moving a feeder, changing a stall, taking a stall down, turning out a horse, making feed buckets, feeding, blanketing, basically any slave labor. I love my BO so much, and I am so appreciative that I got to meet her.
2) I loved carousels as a kid! I always liked the white peal/iridescent ones. With ribbons in their main, and red roses around their neck. I liked them to have a big flowing mane, like an Andalusian. Now I'd rather pick out a buckskin, that's my color of choice.
3) I read quite a lot when I was a child. My mother actually used flashcards when I was little, so I was recognizing words before I could even talk. I was home schooled too, and I began actually reading very early. I was a fantastic reader as a child, I would read Tree House Mysteries in a day I love them so much. But one of my teachers kind of set me back. When I was in third grade, I was reading at high school level. It put my teacher in a predicament, what high school books would entertain the mind of a third grader? I'll tell you, none. So I stopped reading so much, and then high school came, and I just didn't like to take the time to sit down and read. I have a thousand things to do, and now I have a thousand and one things to do. So I don't really read anymore unfortunately. I didn't really answer the question, but that's because I don't really remember exactly what kind of books I read, so I made up a new but related prompt.
A question to all of you:
Where do you see your horse career/hobby 5 years from now?