My only childhood memories of horses are being terrified of them and wanting to spend every moment with them anyway 😉 My only consciously amazing memory is from when I was about 15 years old and started having serious jumping training. I loved every minute of it.
OK everyone, I need your help here.
What is your best childhood, horse related memory? Was it being gifted your first pony, or an activity you used to do? A competition?
I`ll start us off.
When we were little, and had been good in the lesson, or if it was someone`s birthday, we`d mumble and argue (in the style of Oliver Twist) until someone got up the courage to ask our instructor if “we could gallop to the top”.
Inevitably we were given the go ahead, and at the end of our lesson we would exit the arena and turn right, instead of left towards the yard, and head into the school field. The large 10 acre field on the hill behind the school. The horses started jigging as they knew full well what was about to happen.
“Wait until you get round the corner!” Was the final, useless instruction…
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