Lifecruisers contribution to theme Childhood

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This represent my childhood. I practically lived with horses. This type of close up horse eyes was what I was looking into every day. Horses have the most fantastic eyes.

They were my best buddies. I can still feel the smell of the horse just by looking at this photo and for me, that’s like a heavenly parfume!!!

I spent all my spare time in the stable, which shows in my back nowadays… No one had told me about the right way to clean the stable or to carry hay bales and with my “no muscles-body” and growing heavily at the same time, the result could only be one: worned out.

I tried to hang on to this favorite interest for as long as I could even as a grown up. I even invested in a certain gel-saddle-pad, but to put on top of the saddle to ease the bounces for my poor back. It was containing the same kind of gel they use in the catapult in Royal Air Force’s I was told. It did help a little for a while.

At last, when I hardly could ride any more without screaming from pain, I finally had to admit that I couldn’t do it any more. I just didn’t want to admit it, but I should have had quit long before that.

It was a sad, sad day in my life. I still miss it very much and get sad when I’m in contact with horses in any way again, because the longing for taking a long gallop wakes up again. The spring is especially difficult.

There is no more wonderful than riding out in the peaceful woods an early morning, only hearing the wind in the trees and the birds singing and then come out from the woods to a meadow and just let the horse run…

*heavy sigh* *sobbing*

The top picture on Lifecruiser right now, the orangutangs, also is connected to the word childhood, come to think about it!

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20 Comments on “Photo Hunt Childhood Mood”

    Maribeth UNITED STATES said:

    I love the layout too!

    Melli UNITED STATES said:

    Awwwwww…. my Krysti would SO agree with you! I DO worry about that child’s back too! Especially when she gets tossed! LOL! I guess ya just have to live your life though … and enjoy it! And if it costs ya something along the way, then it just does! Really… would you go back and NOT ride if you knew that this was going to happen?

    autumn UNITED STATES said:

    what a unique take on the theme. Very nice photo. Mine is up too so please stop by

    Janet UNITED STATES said:

    I loved horses so much when I was younger…and like you, the smell was like a perfume!

    srp UNITED STATES said:

    I love horses too but never had the chance to ride except for rare occasions. I remember wanting to apply for a job at the racetrack, working in the stables for the summer while in college and my father said no. I know I worked my back just as much in the Nurses Aid position.. and much less fun.

    jenn in holland NETHERLANDS said:

    Wonderful shot. And reflections on the memories.

    bonggamom UNITED STATES said:

    What a great childhood memory you have, thanks for sharing! How nice that you found a passion so early in life, that has lasted you all your life.

    Kasia POLAND said:

    The layout is great. :)
    And horses – yes, they are great, too. They can be wise, funny, loving but also naughty and lazy. You never know what’s in their minds. I ride a horse from time to time and it is so overwhelming (in a positive way) to gallop through the forest. It’s like you had wings and could fly. :)

    YellowRose UNITED STATES said:

    We’ve owned a few horses and I’ve loved riding through the years….and I have to agree, a horses eyes are the most gorgeous! They are mesmerizing!

    Great photo! Happy Saturday!


    I like horses too. I discovered them very late with my daughter! i tried riding but , but… it was perhaps too late for me! i’m a little affraid! Perhaps with a small one, nice, quiet who knoes!

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    How sad ! I really can understand that although I am still a little afraid of horses, they are so big ! I didn’t my best to get used to them when my son was taking lessons and remember that I had always a big bag of carottes with me, to feed them to get over my fear. Now it’s much better. I don’t know if a urang utan is black, red, yellow or green, I just was convinced that they were black. Now the onces you show in your header (which is very nice !) I thought that was another breed. Never mind !
    My sidebar is a catastrophe and I don’t know what to do ! Not only it has disappeared from my blog and is not even hanging on the bottom, but the page elements Java Html scripts inside my blog have disappeared too ! There is only profile and archives left. Do you know what to do ??????
    I even tried to change template but the content of my sidebar doesn’t show up, it just looks the same.

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    Of course I mean

    I did MY BEST to get used to horses !!

    Linda UNITED STATES said:

    I so wanted a horse when I was a little girl but my Dad was in the Air Force and we never lived anywhere that one could actually have a horse, Instead I had a collection of china ones and pictures on my walls.

    Loni UNITED STATES said:

    WHen I was young I always wanted a horse too. Now MY girls want a horse! Sighhhh .. .

    My pic is up too

    Hootin' Anni UNITED STATES said:

    I had a horse myself. Lucky was her name. We even had her foal for a while, Sundance, but Dad sold him.

    I love their tongues. So soft!!! And I could spend hours brushing her. There is a special bond to a horse, I can understand how you feel.

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    I suppose this mean that you didn’t have any backup of your old template?

    I’ll email you about the sidebar :-)

    Jannie Funster UNITED STATES said:

    For me this would’ve been a dog’s eyes altho I did go through a horse phase for a while but obviously not a true dovotee like you or my brother Pat, who lived in the horse barn. Thanks for sharing.

    aka R'acquel said:

    Touching story & very moving photo acting as such a strong symbol on your life. I could almost smell the air with a picture of you riding in the woods. Could also feel the pain in your back too! *hugz*

    Pastormac's Ann said:

    Great photo and perfect choice to represent your childhood. I am sorry that you had to give up something that you loved so much.

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Hm…Tough question… Probably not :-)

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