When I started this blog I assumed I would be writing for riders and most probably dressage riders. But the response I began to see was unexpected. People who rode,who did not ride, had only ridden as children, had never ridden, had never had anything to do with horses, were responding to my blog posts. I began to realize that horses have a universal appeal. An appeal that transcends nationality, background, age, and language. Here are some of the responses I received.
“I used to teach an autistic little boy. He was a ray of sunshine once on horseback, his energy astounded and delighted me. I’ll never forget him. “
“This reminds me of my childhood. It’s a love which is still in me.”
“All these years and I still don’t have the answer to exactly why I ride”.
If I didn’t have my horse it would have been tough to get through the curveballs that life has thrown at me.”
“Horses are so wonderfully majestic.”
“It was my dream to be a jockey.”
There would be questions about horses. Questions about the daily life of my horse, about his equipment, about his training. Questions about how a horse travels to the Olympics, how horses are cared for, how people become top riders and how did horses help someone recover from illness or disability.
I started this blog at the end of March 2016 and as of today there have been 100,876 views and 60,767 visitors and what has drawn people to this blog…..horses. Horses have a presence and a beauty that appeals to people no matter where they are from. It is magic. I thought I would like to devote this post to the horses who have starred in my blog posts with some photographs I have taken of them.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you will continue with me on this journey with the horses.