Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hobbit horse

While at the ranch I got to hop aboard a little Friesian/Arab gelding in training named Frodo. He's short -- maybe 14.1? -- but has a big barrel to take up your leg. I don't look as giant on him as I thought I would.

Frodo is my kind of horse! I wanted to tuck him into my carry-on. He's really sensitive and a total worrier. There's an invisible thought bubble over his head at all times that says "OMG!" When he feels a new rider aboard, his first response is to turn into a quivery stress ball. But then he realizes you're not going to make him do anything scary or let the monsters eat him, and he settles. He always wants to rush a bit, so I was working on a slow, steady tempo. Isn't he a cutie pie?


Anonymous said...

honestly seeing that he was a friesian arab cross i was expecting to see something strange but still equine looking. however frodo is really cute. unorthodox combo but still good :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

ADORABLE! And what a cute mover!