I grew up around horses, and I was riding as soon as I was old enough to be able to get on a horse on my own. I rode western and it was strictly for pleasure. I didn't take lessons or train, I just rode whenever I could because I loved it. My sister trained horses, so I had the opportunity to ride more than my friends. Back when I was growing up, if you didn't live on a farm, it wasn't often that you got to ride. I was lucky and though, truth be known, I probably couldn't even get in the saddle anymore, I still love horses and spend time near them whenever I can. This beautiful Friesian belongs to a friend who lives on a ranch close to my home. I go there often because my dog plays with their dogs. They asked me if I would take these pictures and I jumped at the opportunity ... Yes, since it is The Year of the Horse (Chinese New Year) it is the perfect time to get them out again ... hope you enjoy :)
The Friesian, the size of a light draft horse, but graceful and
Xin Nian Kuai Le
Happy New Year!