Fun Friday – Did I or Didn’t I?

Last Friday I promised to share whether I rode a horse last week, or this week, and the answer is…

No. I didn’t.

Last week, after my Barn Betty shift, I groomed a lovely Arab mare, Princess; this week a winter storm kept me off the road until evening, and by then the horses were being put to bed for the night, and I simply wanted to plow through my work and get home to where it was warm. But back to Princess…

A grand-old lady of twenty-nine-years, she was the perfect horse to tolerate my reintroduction to the grooming and care of horses not only for her well-trained submission (and dare I say pleasure?) to my attentions, but for her breed.

A half-Arab was my first horse, as well as the last horse I owned. Arabians are a beautiful, and spirited breed. But don’t take my word for it. Just watch…


To have the sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.

~Joan Didion

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