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[RC] re: horse personalities - Carrie - Kitley, Carrie E Civ USAF AFSPC 30 MDSS/SGSLF

Like Michelle, my first horse after an 18 year break ended up throwing
me 5 or 6 times in the first year and I almost sold her.  Something in
me told me to hang in there and I'm so glad I did.  This horse has
taught me more than I could EVER have taught her.  And she is solely
responsible for taking me into the world of endurance.  Never in my
wildest dreams did I think I'd EVER try something like that, much less
finish and do well!  But I came to find that she needed a job she loved,
so that's the direction we took . . . together.  
We had a really rough beginning.  A lot of mistrust and head-butting
went on, but now she is my partner and I wouldn't change any of it for
anything.  She still gets a little crazy sometimes, but at least I
understand her.  :)  She's my little red Ferrari and I love her.  

I would comment on this, in that depends on how much you want to learn
and grow from your horse.? When I was looking for my first horse, I knew
nothing else other than "I want a horse I feel safe riding out on the
trail alone with".? If I had delved further into my own personality and
what horse personality would best mesh with my own, I would have NEVER
gotten the horse I ended up with, lol.? We've had our ups and downs, but
we're bonded now, she (mostly) understands me, I (mostly, ha ha)
understand her, I love her to pieces, and I can't imagine myself with
any other.

Carrie Kitley
30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB
DMLSS Database Sustainment Specialist (DSS)
CACI International Inc, www.caci.com
DSN:  276-1077
Fax: 805-606-1179

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