Thursday, February 28, 2013

True Friend

I think this image is so beautiful! If I wasn't so afraid to be around horses. When I was a teen, I used to ride a lot at summer camp in Washington state. One morning I got thrown off and knocked out when my head hit a rock. Good thing a friend was riding with me, and she waited for me to come out of it, then helped me get back to camp with the horses.
Another time I was riding in Riverside, California with another friend. Out of the corner of my eyes I saw something in the distance move. Boy, did my horse see it to. It was a pack of wild dogs way off in the distance on a hill but they were running. My horse reared up and jumped up and down and I fell off the back, smacking my elbow on a rock and landing on my neck! I thought my arm was broken as it went numb and couldn't move it. My girlfriend who owned the horses and went riding with me had to chase down my horse while I laid down and waited. Went to the ER and nothing broken just banged up good.
There have been other horse rides in which I've been stepped on, had the horse head swing into my head which caused me to see stars, and more horses bucking me off, even a pregnant and one eyed horse. She tripped in a ditch and I flew over her head. I took that as time to stop riding horses.

But I still think they're such beautiful creatures :)

Unity Stamps "Easier with you by my side" stamp set
Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol blending fluid
Orange rhinestone in sentiment
Adhesive pearls in corner
Sakura glitter pen on horse's mane, girl's hair and all the golden grass on the ground
My first beaded pin; cut off the point, used a bugle bead glued onto the end (no sharp point)
Cardstock by Gina K. Designs and Bazzill
Memento Rich Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Sea Breeze
Organza burnt orange ribbon

Entered into: The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday "Sports" Challenge

Thank you for looking!