Get Back on the Horse

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Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway.  ~John Wayne

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One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves around her unanswered prayers for a horse.  ~Phyllis Theroux

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Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He saw me coming out of the barn with the tack and he bit me. I showed him. Later that day, I saddled him up and I rode him. ~Katie Foss 

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The horses paw and prance and neigh,
Fillies and colts like kittens play,
And dance and toss their rippled manes
Shining and soft as silken skeins;...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes


The daughter who won't lift a finger in the house is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain to spend all morning mucking out a stable. ~Samantha Armstrong