Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with nor desire to be in the same genre as the typical cowgirl. I find the stereotypical western thing to be somewhat pathetic (although maybe it’s because I’ve visited TX one too many times). I do not own a pickup truck, I do not like beer, I do not wear a cowboy hat, and only occasionally wear pigtail braids.
I’ve been told that horses have brains the size of walnuts, which doesn’t bode well for us humans as I find horses to be generally more intelligent and much more entertaining than some humans.
Let me introduce you to my herd:
Kayla: Big, black, Quarter horse mare.
Better known as “The Queen” She reins supreme in our little world up here. She is surprisingly nice to new people, but if you are a new horse….watch out! She’s a retired rodeo horse who hasn’t quite figured out what it means to be retired. If you’re on her back and she sees a barrel…hang on.
Shady: Same as above only a baby.
Shady should technically go on the bottom of this list as she is the youngest. However, since she is the princess (and the daughter of Kayla) she demands a spot right up at the top. Shady doesn’t know what it means to be un-liked, or unloved. Every horse and person who meets her can’t help but spoil her. She adores people (especially kids) and pretty much gets away with murder.
Raina: Not-so-big, Peruvian Paso, Bay Mare
Most people would describe her as obnoxious however I will disagree and go with this recent description, “…It’s like she’s going through menopause”. Sometimes she’s happy and a great horse , and then other times she pins her ears back and runs kicking and bucking across the arena like she’s possessed. She’s convinced that Shady should have been her baby. She’s tried more times to seize Kayla’s thrown than all of the other horses combined, and I’m sure she’s hatching a new plan right now.
Marley: Small, Icelandic, Gelding
Marley (named after Bob Marley) is our little punk with an afro. He thinks he’s hot stuff and is in love with Rosie who is his best friend (she’s also the only one who can put up with his attitude) He is currently in the process of trying to beat up Zak who is roughly twice his size.
Rosie: Sort of big, Peruvian Paso, Light Bay, Mare
Rosie is my horse. She is loved by all horses and misunderstood by most humans. She is extremely aware of the smallest movements, making her an incredible horse to ride. She tries very hard to please everyone, will do anything you ask that is within her power but only if she is convinced you are capable of being a leader. She cannot tolerate incompetent people or horses. If you are unfortunate enough to be on her back when she decides this about you, she will simply get rid of you.
Zak: Big, Chestnut, Quarter Horse, Gelding
Zak used to be our ol’ cripple. He too is a retired rodeo horse due to foot problems that rendered him useless. However recently, he went through corrective foot therapy that has turned him into a completely different horse. I’m not sure what to say about him anymore because I didn’t know he was capable of acting like this. He is a ton of fun to ride even if he is a little stubborn.
He is doted upon by Kayla, loved by Shady, tolerated by Rosie, despised by Raina, and hated by Marley.
I didn’t realize this turned into such a long entry. I guess time flies when you’re having fun.
Hey, tell me who you think would be the most fun to ride.