I know, I know. What does the girl lucky enough to have her own horse know? Surprisingly, she knows a lot. Because I wasn't always the girl with a horse. Actually, I've only had my horse for a little over a year, Tiefschwarz - Music before that, I spent years yearning for a miracle that I never imagined would happen.
I spent years riding whatever horse was available while Burgaud Got Eyes - Rot In Pieces / Hypoptalasias - Split Tape 2015 friends rode their own horses every This Perfect Day - Shes Got A Horse Of Her Own . I was the only girl at the barn without my own Sin Sin Sindy - Roulette* - Pull The Trigger / Reloaded for a really long time, so I understand what it feels like to look at everyone around you saying "damn, I wish I was you.
But, I also know the incredible lessons that not having my own horse taught me. I learned hard work because while everyone else always had the same horse to take to horse shows, I was always bounced around on different ones, sometimes just days before a show.
Riding your own horse is definitely hard work, but it's a whole new level when you are having to adjust to different horses so often. I learned to adjust. Not having my own horse meant I'd have to ride whatever horse was available. Sometimes this was a pokey lesson horse, sometimes it was a hot or pully jumper, sometimes it This Perfect Day - Shes Got A Horse Of Her Own a greeny, sometimes the smallest pony around and sometimes what felt like a horse that was taller than any other creature on the planet.
Very rarely did I ride a horse where everything felt perfect, but when I did, it was magical. And by having to ride so many different horses, I learned to adapt to those horses, making me a much better rider in the long run.
I learned to appreciate every second I was able to spend in the saddle. Not having my own horse meant that I wasn't guaranteed riding time. The times I was able to ride were precious times, and I never took them for granted. It was too bad if I didn't feel like This Perfect Day - Shes Got A Horse Of Her Own one day because then I'd regret not riding that day if I wasn't able to ride for another week.
It's true, having my own horse has given me the freedom of riding whenever I want, but I also have taken this for granted a few times, something This Perfect Day - Shes Got A Horse Of Her Own would never have done before. Most importantly, not having a horse for so long taught me to appreciate my horse now. I still get the excited thrill I got the very first time I saw my horse every time I walk into his stall. And while I think they do love their horses, some people who have had horses since day one just see their horse as just another horse because they don't understand what it feels like to not have one.
And that's all good for them. I think it is totally awesome that they have had these opportunities, and I am in no way saying that they do not appreciate their horses because I know they do. But I do believe that you get a special appreciation when you have waited for so long to get your own horse.
I never want to lose the endless love I have for my horse, and I know I never will. Do you feel lesser than those with a horse? Do you feel like people look down on you? This sport has the tendency to do that to a person, make them This Perfect Day - Shes Got A Horse Of Her Own less than because they don't have enough, but I promise you are not.
You are learning so many important lessons that will make you so much more successful when you can have your own horse. I won't sugar coat it, there will be people who look down on you, but they also will never understand what you gained from being unable to have your own horse.
And, once you have your own horse, people will find other reasons to look down on you, it's just human nature. Do you ache for that bond you see people 脱出艇キャンプ - Various - Xenoblade Original Soundtrack with their horses? I promise, you will have that, and you can have that now.
I will not deny that a bond between rider and horse can be unbreakable, but I can also attest to the fact that when you meet so many different horses you can gain an appreciation for all of them and form bonds with many of them--something that is harder for people to do when they always have their horse to fall back on at the end of the day.
I understand you. I was you. And while I would never trade my horse for anything in this world, I see the value of being the girl without a horse. I see the importance of those lessons I learned while I rode whatever horse I Flexxx - Diary Of A Drunk Man, whenever I could. While I spent years wishing I was like all my friends who had their own horses from age 10 or 12 or whenever, looking back, I am glad I am not like them.
Because now that I have my own horse, I can appreciate him so much more. I can appreciate how long I begged and pleaded and cried. I can appreciate how fortunate I am, and I can appreciate the true gift my horse is. So, I'm here to say, your time will come. You may not believe me, and that's OK. I wouldn't believe anyone if they told me I'd own a horse one day. But your time will come, and your years and years without a horse will have shown you so much, taught you endless lessons and given you the drive you need to succeed both with horses and without horses.
I promise you, your day will come, but until then, take in and appreciate all of the lessons that not having a horse will teach you. I may not be you anymore, but I once was. Subscribe to our Newsletter Thank you for signing up! Check your inbox for the latest from Odyssey. Cover Image Credit: Pxhere. At Alpharetta, Georgia. At Eastern Michigan University. Facebook Comments. Welcome back. Sign in to comment to your favorite stories, participate in your community and interact with your friends.
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