Day 14–Jumping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my most favorite things to do on this planet is riding horses, especially jumping competitively. I do miss this terribly! Taking lessons and showing have been a big part of my life.  I really hope to be able to afford my own horse someday that has the ability to do what I want to do as you are only as good as your horse, since you can’t exactly jump these jumps for your horse! Your horse has to have the ability, talent, scope, heart and desire to jump what I’d like to do.  I’d love to at least show in a mini grand prix someday and try some more medal classes. Until then catch riding what I can will have to do.  Jumping with a horse is like flying without wings. It’s an amazing feeling.  😉

Here are some other horse quotes that I love. 😀

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.  ~Winston Churchill

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.  ~W.C. Fields

Riding:  The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.  ~Author Unknown

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.  ~Mexican Proverb

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.  ~Yiddish Proverb

Many people have sighed for the ‘good old days’ and regretted the ‘passing of the horse,’ but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.  ~C.W. Anderson

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~Winston Churchill

People on horses look better than they are.  People in cars look worse than they are.  ~Marya Mannes

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.  ~Josephine Demott Robinson

It’s always been and always will be the same in the world:  The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped.  ~Author Unknown

Heaven is high and earth wide.  If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means.  ~Rudolf C. Binding

He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re comfortable
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.  ~Arabian Proverb

Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds!  Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?  Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber?  Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on!  ~Nikolai V. Gogol, Dead Souls, 1842, translated from Russian (above is combination of translations by Bernard Guildert Guerney, Richard Peaver, and Larisa Voloklonsky)

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.  ~Author Unknown

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.  ~Robert Smith Surtees, “Chapter XXX: Bolting the Badger,” Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour, 1853

A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.  ~Gerald Raferty

I bless the hoss from hoof to head –
From head to hoof, and tale to mane! –
I bless the hoss, as I have said,
From head to hoof, and back again!
~James Whitcomb Riley

Horses are uncomfortable in the middle and dangerous at both ends.  ~Attributed to both Christopher Stone and Ian Fleming

It’s a lot like nuts and bolts – if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!  ~Nicholas Evans

A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.  ~Beryl Markham

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