Watching our latest and greatest western (yes i love westerns and i do love clint eastwood)
anyway one of the characters very handsome long haired cowboy southern soldier gallops across the land . The camera is at an angle that reminds me suddenly of what it feels like to go really fast across the field on a horse.
My horse riding days were brief but very much appreciated. Against all better judgement my Einstein helped me purchase a young horse. I spent several months of learning about and caring for my horse, Shadow. These where some of the hard days of having 4 children and 2 wild crazy teenage boys - ESCAPE to the barn was mental therapy.
Then one day my own cowgirl voice said get on a let him run...
it was the most amazing feeling I have ever experienced. So much so that i did it several times just in that one afternoon and fell head over hills in love with my Shadow.
Another afternoon he was way out near a large creek and I had to walk out for him (honestly i loved walking the pasture as well as riding in it) Any way I happened near a fallen tree that I stood on and called for him. When he came to me it just felt right to just climb on - bareback - simple head harnessed. a few steps and a couple of click sounds and we were trotting ever so smoothly back to the barn for saddling up and cleaning for a good rumble across the open land
And i had almost forgotten that amazing feeling....
Thank you memory cell!