Y’know what I miss?
I really, really miss horses.
Throwback Thursday! Gosh, these photos are like eight or nine years old. Look at all that hair I used to have. And my natural hair colour, too!
Thor, the tubby Norwegian fjord, was my stubborn asshole baby for about a year and a half, then his owner (I was leasing him) moved to Sweden and took him with her. He’d scared off a bunch of other riders with his antics, but he was my teddy bear. I was just as stubborn as him, which resulted in a pretty darn good match.
Else (or What Else, but we called her Else for short) was a short love affair, I leased her for less than a year. Thoroughbred mare, abused ex-racer her owner and I (again, I was leasing her) were working on building back up again. She was really underweight (as you can see in the photo of me riding her, she barely has any neck at all), and had a messed up front leg - her tendon would get inflamed a lot. She was an absolute sweetheart, though, even if she did kind of break my confidence. All those years of being a race horse had left her super skittish :(