Tuesday, August 26, 2014
My wife Terry used to love to ride horses. She used to volunteer for the Police Equestrian Unit in Orlando riding the police horses to make sure they got enough exercise. On a vacation to visit my family in Pennsylvania she went for a trail ride while I sketched the horses in the coral. She stopped riding abruptly when a police horse got spooked and threw her to the ground. She ended up with a huge bruise down her leg which had her limping for a week.Horse riders say that it isn't a matter of "if" you will be thrown, but a matter of "when" you will be thrown. I have never trusted horses and I have never sat on top of a horse. I suspect they don't have my best interests at heart.