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F is for . . . Foal . . . and First Ride!

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‘F’ is for . . . Foal . . . and First Ride!

Yes! My little half-Arabian sporthorse (our first foal) and I have just enjoyed our first ride together. Although it was a fairly short trip, it was successful. Tomorrow we will try it again!

"Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated."
Confucius
Ancient Chinese Philosopher

(551 BC – 479 BC)

"Do you give the horse his strength
or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?"
(
Job 39:19, NIV)

First Flight


Three years ago, he hit the ground.
I marveled at the wonder found.
This boy bewitched me from the start,
One shake of mane: he held my heart.


Resolved to ride, I watched him grow,
While waiting, cherishing his glow.
I’d write of riding him one day,
And worry free, we’d run away.


Thus, desperate for a saddled trip,
I cultivated horsemanship.
A three-year lapse dragged slowly by
Until the day when we would fly.


At last, I climbed upon his back
And cued him softly on the track.
We jogged one way, then back again,
A traveled pair at last. Amen!


Related Items of Interest:
Foaling in the Field; A Natural Nativity
Foaling in Love
First Foal

Haltering Without a Hitch
Just Arrived
Mystified
Private Moments; A Poetic Recalling of the Birth of a Foal
A Soft Place to Land: Preparing for the Foal
Unbroken: Rhyming Courses on Wild Young Horses


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14 comments:

  1. what a wonderful post. thanks for sharing

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  2. What a Fantastic post for ABC Wednesday letter F.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Bear((( )))

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  3. Great post Thank you for sharing

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  4. That's a delightful verse, with a lovely rhythm and rhyme. Happy 3WW!

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  5. What a great post and a beautiful foal. Happy riding!

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  6. That was fun! Did you write the poem?

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  7. Congrats on your first ride. Beautiful horse.

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  8. Loved the first picture, so utterly marvellous.

    Thanks for this ABC post. much appreciated.
    Dx

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  9. Fantastic post! You were certainly patient waiting for the little guy to grow up! Worth the wait, though! :D

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  10. Beautiful poem for a beautiful story! I so miss my horses and especially the babies! Thanks for sharing!

    Mere

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