Anytime it’s been WAY TOO LONG since I was in the saddle I am amazed by how truly magnificent Kobi can be – when he wants to be!
I’m not even going to say how long its been since I’ve ridden – but in my defense between the boys gnat allergies (which are already in full swing) and Kobi’s diagnosis of asthma last month, it’s been a little wonky around here where the horses are involved.
Anyway…I popped up on Kobi with just a halter (it bothers his ears to try and put a bridle on) and just walked/jogged all around. He was responding to me with just a little leg and voice commands. Let me say that again – VOICE COMMANDS!
Yes, this was the horse that when I first got him, I was scared to ride him without someone walking beside him to get control if need be. This was the horse that taught me the benefits of wearing a helmet and for several years – body armor. This was also the horse that was so smart – and wanted to learn – that he became Reserve Champion in his Dressage tests.
Kobi – The Wonder Mustang – maybe I should write a book about him!
We’ve been through so much in our almost 14 years together, but I would trust that horse with my life now.
Which leads to my next writing project (you knew it was coming, didn’t you?!) A screenplay, currently titled Retribution – about a woman who manages to escape during a home invasion and makes it to the barn…to her trusted horse…and disappears into the woods.
It’s a work in progress and is challenging me on so many levels since it is unlike anything I’ve ever done before – but isn’t that what it’s all about…challenging yourself and enjoying the ride!