Friday, February 14, 2014

A few weeks ago...

I rode a Belgian!

Here's a picture of him meeting my favorite wee pony/mini (I'm not sure which), Zippers:


The Belgian is massive.  I'm 5'7" and his withers are a good 6" above my head. 

My friend and I were going to ride him, so I had her get on first... the highlight was definitely when he spooked (on a scale of 1-10, it was about a 3) and she fell off.  I started laughing and then yelled that she better not hit her head while wearing my Charles Owen.  Because that's the appropriate reaction when your friend falls off an 18.1hh+ horse. 

After she got back on and rode for a bit, it was my turn.  I mounted, and literally as soon as I sat down, I started giggling.  I felt like a 5 year old kid on a fat pony.  I have a lot more sympathy for little kids now!  He's so huge and you simply cannot get your leg around him.

Oh, poor Princess had a rough day yesterday.  I dewormed him before I fed breakfast.  He was pretty horrified and just picked at his breakfast.  Such a baby.


  1. Wow, you're not kiddin, that's a huge horse!

    1. Pictures don't even do him justice! You can't fully appreciate how huge he is until you're standing next to him. It's a big change from my Thoroughbreds!