Monday, March 17, 2014
On The Horizon
Ghost Dance is special to me for many reasons. The catch is that she is not completely trained. To further complicate matters, the surgeon explained that riding, per se, is not dangerous to my neck. The incidental bouncing involved poses no threat to me. However, he explained that I am much more likely to become paralyzed than would be expected from a serious blow to the region.
He agreed that riding was fine but that I should no longer get on horses that are not trained.
That's ok. I have big girls for that. I can count on them. Samantha just finished taking the most difficult Corolla that I have ever worked with and turned her into a solid trail horse. Lydia (and I suspect Jen) are going to make Ghost Dance safe for me to ride.
I will add her to the small group of horses that I regularly ride.
And the I will breed her to El Rosio, our Baca stallion. And I will produce a foal that can run all the way to the horizon.
And I will turn him over to my big girls who just might ride him past the horizon.
(Ghost Dance, a blm mare shown above)
Posted by Steve Edwards