I don't know if I have mentioned this on the blog but I used to ride horses. Big horses. English style. I had the riding hat and riding boots and everything. Even had my own whip and spurs (getting spurs was a big deal and I remember buying them with my dad thinking "This is it! I've graduated to spurs!").
Here is a list of random horse facts, according to Dancing Branflake.
image from via from the Wuthering Heights movie.
Dancing Branflake Horse Facts:
~I love that horses have bangs.
~When I was young and we would drive by horses I always dreamed of hoping on one
and galloping along the freeway.
~I used to ride three horses: Moondrop (a grey pony), Tutti Frutti (a big jerk who flung me off once), and Freemont (a huge Thoroughbred with the kindest soul).
~I love their soft noses. Nothing in the world is as soft as the tip of a horse's nose.
Photo taken in Scotland. See that soft nose and those side swept bangs? Pure Joy.
~Cleaning the horse's hooves is oddly very therapeutic.
You have to get thisclose to their massive legs. The amount of trust between you and the horse is incredible.
~I used to obsessively collect horse figurines and display them proudly on a glass shelving unit.
I had every color and breed.
~My intense affinity toward riding boots is directly linked to my love for riding horses.
Anthropologie riding boots. Swoon!
~You must always feed a horse with a flat palm or else they will unknowingly bite your finger.
I tell my Magical Ballerinas this when we feed our pretend ponies after riding in our pretend field of flowers.
~Me on a Horse + Fog + Green Fields in the Scottish Highlands = (unrequited) Dream Come True
photo by Michelle at Bonjour Hello
Are you a horse lover?
I could wax poetry about horses forever so you'll probably see more horse posts in the future.