There really is something special about riding through the trees, on a gentle, beautiful horse and staring at the amazing surrounding. I was so lucky this weekend to ride Pickles on a 2 hour ride through Oasis. It was stunning and I was oh so thankful.
I have been riding on and off for the past couple of years with Pickles and while I have always gotten a lot out of it, I have never been able to let go of my fear of galloping. I was thrown a few times growing up on the farm and I think I equated 'running' with being thrown and losing control. I guess as I aged, the fear grew stronger until it was choking me. Every time I went for a ride I would be scared to let the horse go and trust her. I have been working on a few things lately and I was amazed to see it transfer, to how I am with Pickles. I finally got over my fear of galloping and boy, what a thrill!!! The wind on my face and the giggles that bubbled up out of my core was fantastic. I was on a high for hours after and I am so looking forward to our next ride. Thanks Pickles!!