a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, June 27, 2015

We Can Dream

Time Travel prompt
I tried.

I thought I was a cowboy
as Dad had been
i rode fattening calves
and milk cows
a forbidden adventure

Friends with horses
gave me the worst to ride
horses that laid in water
jumped logs
and dragged you off on tree limbs

My dream turned reality
equine satiated
the smell, touch was enough
i never was a cowboy
but the love of horses remains


TexWisGirl said...

i wish i had learned to ride when i was younger. :)

Sandra said...

my dream was always to be a cowboy, not a cowgirl, a cowboy.. and here I am at 70 and never rode a horse other than a merry go round horse. mean kids giving you the bad horses.. i have friends that would let me ride, but i can't ride now, to old and decrepit

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I cannot ride horses, but I respect them and their people. This sounds like you, for sure.

Country Gal said...

I used to have my own horses and ride them when I was on our farm, now I enjoy horses from a photographers side . Lovely photos and once a horse lover always a horse lover whether you ride them or not . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Gorges Smythe said...

Yeah, horses are special to me, too.

Jen said...

My grand plan (as a horse crazy girl who was the shortest kid in the whole sixth grade) was going to be to become a jockey. It was not to be, however, once I grew up both figuratively AND literally (as in 6 inches in one year ;o)

Nice post!

LindaG said...

*hugs* ♥ :-)

X said...

Glad your dream actualized.
And that you did not give it up.
Riding a cow can be fun,
but shame on those friends.

I dont get the chance often,
but I do like to ride horseback.

I get to look at them often
as there are several stables around me.

Gabriella said...

I dreamt of being a cowboy too but once on a horse I soon realized that would not be for me. I am glad you still like horses despite the unkind friends.

Kate Mia said...

Ah.. sometimes cowgirls make the best cowboys.. with their softer
touch of horse whispering love.. and the communion of
human and animal.. woman or man.. is always
a sacred one in cowgirls
and cowboys..
who ride
horse saddled love..:)

1st Man said...

I've ridden a horse exactly once, as an adult no less. And I LOVED it. It's definitely intimidated at first, and they are powerful creatures, but it's something that I hope to do again someday.

Claudia said...

how cool... i rode a horse a couple of times but after a rather wild forest ride with a crazy horse that tried to get rid of me i never got on one again... i often went to my uncle's cow stable though and tried to teach language to the cows - not very successful i have to confess...smiles

brudberg said...

So good that you never gave up.. and now don't have to ride cows and mean horses... I rode a little when I was young, but have not done it in many many years...

Saucy Kodz said...

I wanted to be like Dale Evans and Roy Rogers when I grew up and the Christmas I got the little cowgirl outfit was great, cept my Mom got me big ole guns to wear too. ha,ha I was one happy kid. I used to ride and was taught by a friend of the family who taught riding - I cleaned her stables and she taught me to ride. Haven't ridden for YEARS, but have never forgotten how special it was. You look like a cowboy to me :) Have a wonderful day and hugz to M. lol

Farm Girl said...

I love this and I am so glad you had your own horses. I lived on mine and I still think about the feel of it. Though, I don't think I will be ever riding again. :) I am glad though we have a shared experience.

Sandy said...

Horses are special creatures! They have this passion which rubs off to the rider of strength, and freedom.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Heartfelt piece..!
You're a cowboy for me! :D

Lots of love,

Grace said...

I had a same dream too..but I will admire those horses from the distance ~

Lynne said...

Loved seeing you and thinking about you in your dreams . . .
Thanks for sharing!

Susan Anderson said...

I am always a little sad when I think of the horses you gave up. But I know you had your reasons.



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