Sunday, August 22, 2010

A thing of beauty

Horseback rider

HorseMy favorite books when I was little all starred a horse. When I was in junior high, my grandparents bought a horse for their small farm, and my grandfather and father taught me everything they knew about riding bareback, making a temporary halter out of a rope, and pole vaulting onto the back of the horse. (All this was good, because I was too small to handle that huge saddle anyway.)

So when this horse and his rider approached us down in the San Gabriel River bed, I had to see him up close and personal. He's 3 years old and still in training. I must have had that look in my eye, because his rider generously offered to let me ride. What a treat!

Horseback rider

A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.


  1. My favourite book was My friend Flicka by Mary 'O Hara. Thanks for these lovely photos.

  2. Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
    We can be friends ???
    beautiful horse

  3. Dad says
    Brings back some favorite memories. Bareback or with a saddle you can't beat the ride.

  4. Thanks for all your comments!

    Caroline, yes, that was a great book.
    Bogdan, I look forward to seeing more of you.
    Daddy, yes, I'm having lots of fun with the old memories. :-)


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