Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My First EVER (Not So Wild) Ride on Bullwinkle!!!

Sixteen months ago I brought Bullwinkle home from training.  Since then, he has stood and done nothing except eat and poop.  The only time I handled him was to shed him out, braid his tail, and pull him out to have his feet trimmed.  Not once in SIXTEEN months did I saddle him.

The reason is because I was hurt badly five years ago after getting LAUNCHED by the cutest little sorrel horse that I adored.  I didn't break anything, but I landed HARD on my pelvis and hurt a LOT for a LONG time.  I still have problems with a rotated pelvis.

Anyway, it totally blew my confidence.  I passed on two really nice horses that I owned because I was spooked.  And it totally weird... I could get on Angel, no problem.  I could get on someone else's horse, no problem.  But I didn't want to get on Bullwinkle BECAUSE I was afraid that he would be naughty and then I'd never ride him. And he is almost 17 hands and 1400 pounds.

As it turns out, I was wrong about him.  He is really a very nice minded horse!  (Special thank you to Mindy for all your support and for video taping the UN-disaster!)



Nikker said...

Wow...16 months off?! Nice! What a good boy and what a great foundation he was given! Good for you! (0:

WishIHadAHorsey said...

Way to go!

Shelly said...

Yay. He's a beautiful guy. You look good on him. He sure looks like his Poops.