This article was originally published on the Kimes blog - thank you for the opportunity to write with you. I remember how I used to daydream out the window every time we went anywhere, dreaming of the big palomino horse with a blaze that was as fast as the wind. I may have been six... Continue Reading →
Three months ago, I was sitting on the ground in a stall of a horse I had only just met, crying hysterically and feeling like a complete failure. It was day 5 and she huddled in the corner, quivering and terrified at my presence. I had no idea what to do, I had never been in a situation where I couldn't even get close to a horse before. We were just two terrified, young animals staring blankly at each other, completely clueless and scared.
With schedule changes, wardrobe changes, and so much more going on we decided that instead of stressing over everything that it was going to be the best for our sanity that we just accepted that things were just going to be what they'll be! I think that helped us the most to be honest! Yes we were nervous, why wouldn't we be?! Nothing about the pageant was "easy" persay but things were made easier knowing that we were all rooting for each other to do our absolute best!
A tribute to those horses that frustrated us almost as much as we loved them! We take our hats off to the 4H horses who taught us patience, hard work, and true love!
We have never met in person but we text, Facebook, email, and compliment each other like any regular friends would but there is one thing that our friendship does that not many other friendships do and that they need to in order to be healthy: We push each other. Why? So that we get major "gainz" for our courage muscles.