I Love horses! They are one of God's favorite creatures! They are so intelligent! But, at times they can be scary - especially if they take control! That happened the other day! I was scared and was caught totally off guard!
I consider myself a fairly good good rider - even at 64 and with my physical limitations. As a youth I was good - very good. If you didn't believe it all you had to do was ask me. Any speed event I could do very well- I could hold my own! My brother thought he was better, but I just let him win some of the time.
About a year ago I bought Amos - my present horse. He is great! He always likes to test a new rider to see what he can get away with, but we have "discussed" that issue in detail and have come to an acceptable understanding.
Well the other day I rode a different horse and I couldn't control it. It was cantering too fast, would not turn and I could not get it to stop! Mama was in a panic - screaming and praying at the same time! Finally, after what seemed like minutes, but probably seconds, the manager of the store came over and just pulled the plug! Whew - that was close!
Have you ever gotten into a life crisis because you just thought you could handle it? Then found out - this simple issue - was more than you could take care of? You just needed someone to "pull the plug" so you could get off? Well - be careful - always use good judgement and listen to those who have good Christian sense. And it helps if someone knows where the plug or switch is!
After my near miss, mama was upset! She put a big yellow sign in the window! Trying to sell me!