Apr 21 2017

Horsepower

I think I’ve never told you. But – usually – once a week I enjoy the company of horses and go horse riding.

These beautiful animals have been haunting me ever since I was a little girl. And believe me, my poor family has been terrorized by me. Because I wanted to be around horses ALL the time and ride them of course.

Luckily, my parents made it possible for me to take riding lessons. Since they never bought me my own horse (which, in the little girls opinion, was very mean of them!).

.Meanwhile, I understand why: It’s so much work and it costs a fortune! And of course, it’s not only the buying and the daily costs. The really big expenses start with insurances and vet costs, in case your horse gets sick! Not to mention all the other costs, which come together in buying this and that.

Anyhow, after almost 20 years of riding the English style. Never tournaments, though, only for pleasure and leisure – more than 20 years ago I decided to take lessons in the western riding style. Proper trainers and horses had finally arrived in Switzerland! And that style convinced me at once and ever since.

Well, since a bit more than a year, I’m accompanying Sabine, who owns two horses, once a week, exploring the nature!

She is actually more into endurance riding with her 12-year-old Criollo mare “Yapeyú” and her 24(!!) year old Welsh pony “Kelly”. Both – well, all three of them – are in top condition and right now she’s planning some endurance riding tours for this summer.

As for me, I’m glad I can spend a few hours a week with her, have a good chat and many laughs together, while enjoying the always fascinating nature on horseback.

Right now, I believe, the most beautiful time of the year has arrived (when having to do with horses): Spring! No mosquitoes yet, but with all its fresh scents, birds are chirping, countless shades of greens and if you are lucky, you can meet a fox, a wild boar or even a deer in the forest!

So, I do hope you enjoy spring as much as we do….well, when it’s coming back again! It’s been a bit FAR too cold for the last few days…..

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    • Austin Tx on May 5, 2017 at 7:15 am
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    Hola! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!

    1. Thanks for your positive comment 😀

    • Sigrid Starck on April 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Hej Diana tack för trevlig läsning. Jag håller med din Mamma. Det var samma diskussioner hemma hos oss om att köpa häst. Men tyvärr fanns inte pengar till det. Det är ett stort ansvar att ta hand om en häst med allt vad det innebär. Connie löste det själv med att så småningom arbeta med travhästar som hon gjorde i ca 25 år. Vi red ju hela familjen ett tag, det var på Söderåsen, en underbar natur, jag blir glad bara av att tänka tillbaka på den tiden.😃

    Så njut av alla underbara dagar på hästryggen, med fågelkvitter mm.💕

    Liebe Grüße

    Sigrid och Jörgen

    1. Det ska jag säkert – tack.
      Många hälsningar ❣️

    • Ziegler Doris on April 21, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    Hello our dear Diana!

    Wir sind ja so froh, dass du heute verstehst, dass (und warum) wir dir kein Pferd kaufen konnten!
    Glücklicherweise kannst du aber auch heute noch einen guten Kontakt zu Pferden pflegen und wunderbare Ausritte unternehmen!

    Ja, geniesse die Zeit in der Natur mit allen Wundern!
    Liebe Grüsse
    dein Paps & Mams

    1. Das werde ich bestimmt,
      Herzlichi Grüess und bis bald ❣️

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