I wanted to ride Ozzy yesterday! The chestnut horse! After riding Rain the Appaloosa mare the time before!
Ozzy is an Arabian horse. Arabian horses are known for their high intelligence! They’re amazingly perceptive, as well as intuitive!
Ozzy carried me on his back, for a couple hours on many different trails and terrains! Up and down we went!
After I got to saddle him, I led him to the ring! Which he totally hated!
His ears were tucked back the whole time! A clear indication of his discontentment! He wanted to be free outside the ring! He wanted to be on the trails! He loves the trails.
I had to quickly control him after a bit of running! Due to the snow and ice on the ground! But it was such a thrill for him and I together while it lasted!
At times, I had to steer him (gently of course) away from the icy patches, as I could spot them along the trail! And I’d guide him to walk on the grassy part of the trail instead. He obeyed all my commands without any fuss. I barely had to use the reign! A very gentle nudge was enough most of the time!
Some of the trails were very narrow! I had to be carful to steer him quickly, so I don’t get attacked by overgrown branches! Or worse, get hooked on a branch and off his back, then him continuing unaware and leaving me behind hanging off a tree! (Makes for a very funny image)!
Ozzy was a breeze to ride! My favourite horse so far! He is a very smart horse! That’s for sure!
I was told, he is intelligent, does not like hesitation and does not like a rider who isn’t agile (basically shifty) or lacks confidence! That’s why they highly recommended him for me! They were right! Him and I were a perfect match! In no time I had managed to earn his respect, and he earned mine just as quick!
At the same time, Ozzy is an older horse! That meant he was cautious when going downhill! Carful of where to step! Just like an older human would do!
I can say, lately, riding has been my absolute favourite hours of my week! There are no words that can describe the tranquility and peace I feel!
Until next time…