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."
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
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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  1. what a wonderful post. thanks for sharing

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

    Bear((( )))

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

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

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

  6. Congrats on your first ride. Beautiful horse.

  7. Loved the first picture, so utterly marvellous.

    Thanks for this ABC post. much appreciated.

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

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




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