Friday, October 7, 2011

The Star of the Show: Evangeline!

Here's just the girl to do the job of a long rider horse.  This is Evangeline, AKA "Eve".  She is an old style Plantation Tennessee Walking Horse!  She has stamina, grace, character and class.  And as always Eve will never be "Just a Horse".  Please read the anonymous poem that someone wrote...that definitely is worth the read after the video.  

Eve rides bitless without a problem!  Even though she is evading me some, we are working on that and my stirrups are too long (WHO's been riding in my saddle).  ACK!  I was too lazy to change them up a notch!

This is to demonstrate her natural rate of travel. During a long ride she travels at an actual 4-6 miles per hour.  

Thanks for Mark for being my videographer!  The description on the video also discusses the Tenn. Walking horse and the gaits in which are demonstrated here.

You will find the poem below the video.

We're Walkin!






From time to time,
People tell me 'lighten up, it's just a horse.'
From time to time
People tell me, ' a lot of money spent'
From time to time
People tell me, 'it's just a horse.'

If you really think it's
'Just a horse, '
Like 'just a promise, '
'Just a friend, '
Than you can't see
The beauty of it all.
You just can't see.

The distance traveled,
The time spent,
And the costs involved for
'Just a horse.'
The reason to rise,
Early in the morning,
Taking those long walks,
Even when it's pouring.

It's my proudest moments,
My only company
The saddest moments,
And the gentle touch,
That gave me a reason to go on.

It's the hopes and dreams
And the coming of the future.
The fond memories of the past,
And the unforgettable joy of the coming day.
So...

If you really think it's,
'Just a horse, '
Like 'just a promise, '
'Just a friend, '
Than you can't see,
The beauty of it all.
You just can't see.

'Just a horse'
Brings out the best in me,
'Just a horse'
It gives me who I am and
Keeping me from being,
'Just a girl.'
'Just a woman'
'Just another Man'


I'll smile and nod to agree,
knowing deep down I don't.
you may think it's 'just a horse, '
but it never will be for me.

If you really think it's,
'Just a horse, '
Like 'just a promise, '
'Just a friend, '
Than you can't see,
The beauty of it all.
You just can't see. 



And whenever you tell me "It's just a horse"
I'll smile inwardly and say to myself....


You Just Don't Understand


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