Monday, February 16, 2009

Born a Horse..........and Awards

My friend, Kimberly, over at I Gallop On wrote a beautiful post that I can totally relate to. I, too, was born a horse.

I can't even imagine my life without wanting one, needing one, being one. I get Arabian horses and they get me. We communicate in a way that says we are one kind. It's a feel, a touch, an instinct to belong with the herd, to be one with the herd.

With it there's a trust that can only come within the confines of that herd. A knowing there is safety in the relationship no matter what external forces may exert. We may have our little squabbles as all families do, but when push comes to shove it's about the horse. That's what counts.

It can't be described in mere words nor experienced by those who don't feel such a connection. It may not even be recognized by observers as anything but craziness, a bug, an addiction or maybe wishful thinking. But it's recognized by the horse and in return the horse gives over his faith and trust..........and that's all that matters. I am a horse and if you don't believe me, just ask my horses............they'll tell you.

Back to more normal things I'm behind on awards again, so I better get things up to date in that department. I hate these things hanging over my head. The last thing I want is for someone to think I don't appreciated these remembrances, because I most certainly do. It's just I'm a procrastinator when it comes to "picking" those to pass awards on to others. .

All my blogging buddies are great. By the time I get around to it , the awards have made the rounds, that's for sure making it even harder to chose recipients. Even so I am grateful to be remembered and I'm going to get my act together and pass these along.

The rules on this awards are the same as always. Name and link the blogger who gave you the award. Then name and link to five bloggers you wish to pass the award along to.

With that being said it's on to the awards:

Lisa from Laughing Orca Ranch. awarded me the Van Gogh's Ear award telling me I needed to bring my cotton swaps when I claimed it. Looking at this ear, I think maybe she's right, it could use a thorough cleaning. But then it does look like an ear that would belong on Vincent Van Gogh, a bit on the hairy side and a little red from too much glass tipping maybe........but enough with that and onto the award.

Apparently, this Van Gogh's Ear Award is for blogs that are making a difference in the blogosphere. It's creator said, "We are all artists in our own way, be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, or blogging, and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute, "Seek Help"! Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else."

I'm passing this award along to a few of my blogging friends. If you haven't checked out any of these blogs before, please go say "Hi!" to them.

Astaryth from Adventures of an Eclectic Mind

Billie at Camera-Obscura

Dressage Mom

Mikey of the Horseshoeing Housewife

Midlife Mom from Home on the Range

I was also presented with the Friendship Award by CTG Ponies and I thank her so much for thinking of me. It's been too long since I was given this award so it's definitely time for me to get on the stick and pass it along.

The award description:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I'm passing this award on to more of my blogging friends. Please feel free to check them out as well.


Wiola of (Freelance) Riding Instructor 's Diary

Seatbelt for my Saddle


onthebit at A Horse and a Half

Tiggerish Tails

OK, that's it for awards and sentimental stuff. Tomorrow it's back to work with Richard and working horses.

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  1. I think my hubby was born a horse too.
    Me? A flower..they bring life to my heart.

  2. Yep, I definetly hear you on this one...after trying to imagine it for a total of 2.3 seconds...I realised I simply couldn't live without my horses in my life.

  3. Ah thank you very much Mikael, well appreciated :) Have a lovely day!

  4. Mikael - Beautiful sentiments about being part of your herd. They are lucky to have you as their leader.

  5. Holy cow MiKael- your opening statement was awesome! I know the feeling well!!

    Congrats on the awards too!! You are utterly deserving my dear friend!!!

  6. Aww...thanks for the award! Little does everyone know I am a mean and nasty person in real life...running around behind bleachers during a class, cutting horse tails at shows, etc! Just teasing! I know it sounds cheesy but I think that we all have a lot to learn from each other and I love reading everyones unique stories! I love reading all about you and your arabs! Thank you again for the award!

  7. Congratulations on your awards, there is no more deserving horse blogger than you out there.
    As for being a horse and part of the herd, I can only say one thing.."Neigh"!

  8. I waited sooo long to get my very own horse, and although it definitely didn't turn out to be the way I'd always imagined, I'd never give it up. I may not always "get" my horse, but I wouldn't give it up for anything.

    Thanks for my award!! You definitely deserve the ear :))

  9. It's funny how we are drawn to some things right from the start. Although I started with horses late, I always longed for them. Today, I don't see how I could live without horses, they just give too much life quality!

  10. So lovely...thanks for the link to that post...

  11. Congrats onthe awards, although I understand the meaning of the VanGogh, but I must admit I was a bit taken back by it's appearance, (giggle).

  12. I know just what you mean abut being "born a horse." I think I came out of the womb looking for one. Which was interesting because NO ONE in my family rode. Many of the games I played as a girl involved being a horse, rounding up the neighborhood dogs and pretending they were horses (we didn't ride them, but trained them!), and reading horse books, collecting horse figures, etc.

    My daughter is even more a horse than I was. She rarely walks anywhere. She trots, or canters, she flings her mane, and she has a kick that would make a pony jealous.

    You can tell the girls who were born a horse in any group riding lesson scenario.

    Thanks so much for the award, MiKael! I really appreciate it.

  13. I sometimes think I was born a human by accident myself. I often feel closer to the critters I am caring for (horse, tiger, zebra, camel, dog, cat, etc) than I do a human. At other times I think I was born a human because all the critters needed a maid with opposable thumbs. LOL!

    Thank you for the award. I am always somewhat astonished when someone actually thinks of me for these things... My ramblings are seldom on any particular topic and I rarely have anything to say of much importance. ;p Still, it is nice to know that people do read the drivel. Im off to figure out who to pass this on to!

  14. Oh thank you so much! This means a lot coming from you, because I enjoy your blog so much and learn so much from you! I'm so impressed by your dedication to horses (3 trips a day w/horses!)
    That said, I looked at your friend w/the head injury, omg! OMG! Should definitely be seen by a doctor, wow.

    Thanks again, I'll put this up tonight!

  15. Thank you for the friendship award! To be honest, friendships were the last thing I expected through blogging. I spent so much time waiting to start my blog because I was wondering what I would write about. But really the best part is just to be yourself and get connected with other horse people. It's like having a million pen pals, only you don't have to wait for the mailman. I am going to have alot of fun passing on this award to other "born horses."