Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Meeting

Do I look like I was intimidated ??

Yep, I was alot intimidated!!
I first saw King when Dusty Devoe and I got to go
to Palm Springs to visit the Desert Rose about four
years ago. That was when she decided it was time for
us to start riding!
He belonged to a friend of hers that she rode with.
I thought that he was a beautiful horse, but I knew
that I would never be able to ride a horse like him..
He and his partner led the ride and he had alot of
energy and I remembered him doing alot of prancing.

Fast forward about four years..

The Desert Rose brought him home last
summer for sisters and cousins to ride.
This is the first time that I went in and got him
to groom and ride and I was almost shaking in
my boots, I had this very powerful horse looking
over my shoulder and I kept thinking back
to the first time I saw him..
I managed to get him out ok , with my nerves shot!!
I let him graze a little bit before we went
to tack up.

Our first time riding together we just rode in
the arena. That went pretty good.

I went down the next weekend to go out on our
first trail ride.
I was hooked on this boy and knew that
I wanted to ride him more...

I rode him all summer and slowly started feeling
a little bit more confident riding him.
Then last fall he became mine.

Wow.. Who Knew...

That today The King and I led
our first trail ride with
Dusty Devoe and her Copper Pony!

I still consider myself a beginner rider
and I do have to admit that I am
proud of myself and my boy!

Now it's me prancing on that Big Beautiful Boy!
Happy trails to me and "MY KING"


  1. I'm so glad the KING is such a perfect fit for you. I think you grow to love him more each day. I hope he continues to be such a gentle and generous riding partner throughout the years.

  2. Such a sweet story and I am so glad you were destined to be with each other. He is a beauty just for you!

  3. Auntie you can go in and delete that spam comment ahead of me!!
    Anyway, I am glad you had such a wonderful ride in the leading position- that is a big deal! Horses leading are typically more jumpy as they are the ones looking for big, scary, predators.
    It was neat to see back how you first met King, I forgot you rode him quite a bit that summer!!

  4. What a great post....loved the older pics. King and you are a great fit. It was so nice riding together this weekend. It's so great to see the amount of growth you've had since you've been with him. It just proves to me how important it is to find a good fit for myself, so we can grow together. Your confidence level has really come up leaps and bounds!

  5. That is so great that you and King are doing so well together, and that you have found the "one" for you! Here's to many more happy trails to you and our family!

  6. 拒絕冒險和成長的人,終將被生命的潮流陶汰。..................................................

  7. I am so happy that The King is in our family of equicuz's!!!

  8. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................

  9. beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

  10. Fantastic story. Makes me miss my horse. Love the look of you blog!

  11. Lovely horse and a great blog too!!

    Greetings from, The Netherlands,