Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 10 Questions

How old is the youngest/greenest horse you’ve ridden?  Honestly? Probably 20 - 22 months. I was young and I didn't know much at the time and was choosing to trust the "professional" who told me to get on.

How old is the oldest horse you’ve ridden? Had a person tell me a mare I rode when I was in middle school was 36, but I knew that horse for another 8+ years, so I highly doubt she was that old! Definitely have ridden horses in their mid-20s.

Were you scared of horses when you first started riding? Not in the slightest.

Would you say you’re a more nervous rider or a confident rider? Confident, however certain situations do make me question my confidence!

Biggest pet peeve about non-horse people around horses? If I'm in a public place with my horse and the public is decidedly non-horsey, I HATE being asked if they can ride my horse. Um, no. I do NOT know you and even if I did, probably no.

A time you’ve been scared for your life? (horse related) When I fell off Sip and in his scramble to get back on his feet he used my sternum as a step stool...

Have you ever fallen off at show? What happened? In place of "show" I'm going to have to say "endurance ride", and yes. Q spooked due to a deer in mile ~43 of our 100 miles and down I went. She also spooked due to horses approaching from behind at a ride in April which resulted in me landing flat on my back (but this was more of my fault for riding very loosely at the time as I mistakenly thought we were taking a break!)

What’s a breed of horse you’ve never ridden but would like to ride? You know, I've been around several Gypsy Cobs but haven't ridden one. Paso Fino also tops the list.

Describe the worst behaved horse you’ve ridden? Any horse that has ZERO respect for what I'm doing in the saddle and blows through my requests or totally ignores my every ounce of effort trying to "ask" for something from the animal.

The most frustrating ride you’ve ever had? I can remember a 3-mile ride on Q in 2014 where she literally spooked 30-40 times. It. Was. Horrible.


  1. I love these 10 questions posts. I always feel like I learn such random, but interesting information about people!

  2. I'm feeling really "content-lite" on my blog right now, so I might have to borrow this.

    1. L Williams puts them out every month. I finally decided to participate.

  3. ugh i feel like i had a similar 3 mile ride on isabel where she was jigging and nasty the entire time. funny how those rides stay with us!

  4. That sounds very scary for sure (about the sterum/stool situation)! Enjoyed reading your answers :)

    1. It was! That's a tough bone though, the literature is correct. I suffered a gnarly bruise but that was IT. Grateful he didn't step higher and break my collar bone or lower and lacerate an internal organ from the pressure/impact.