Thanks to my wonderful husband, I have a new hobby–horseback riding! Marc wisely figured that since I care so much about the horse rescue organizations Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) and the South Florida SPCA, I would probably enjoy actually spending time with the animals. He was right.
My teacher Missy Johnson is the best. She is patient and kind which is important because I have absolutely no natural talent for the sport. I’ve been going for lessons a couple of nights a week, and since I’m the last lesson of the day, I get to hang out and chat while she feeds and puts out the horses. It’s weird, but I really love the smell of the barn.
In honor of my new hobby, here are some classic children’s books about horses:
Farley, Walter, and Keith Ward. The Black Stallion. New York: Random House, 1941.