|Becky in Her Prom Dress|
Although I have read many a disparaging word about these over priced horses, and their usefulness in my life is questionable at best, I can't help but daydream, at least once in a while, about what it would be like to own one.
Of course the long flowing mane and tail would remain, not only spotless, but untangled. It would blow softly in the breeze even when my princess horse was standing in his/her stall.
Our communication would be so perfect, so entwined, we could ride all day, saddleless and bridleless (the whole time looking SO much cooler than Stacy Westfall), so I could practice ballet. Which of course I would know how to do. Then we would sit around at night and watch the REAL True Grit, the one with John Wayne, and he/she would drape his/her head over my shoulder and nuzzle my hand with a velvety soft non-slobbery muzzle in commiseration when Little Blackie dies.
My fairy princess horse would be soooo much prettier than yours.
Here's the truth about some of the fairy princess horses I have known.
Gypsy Vanners: I don't care what anybody says, these are nice horses. If they are truly gypsy scrubs and some gypsies in Ireland get to put their kids through grad school because we stoopid Americans keep paying a kabillion dollars for their cart horses, hey, good for them!
I mean, look at that horse! Tell me he's not ready to go slay a dragon or something.
Andalusians: Fiery, athletic, hair growing machines. Still easy to train (at least the two I experienced)
and look good under any kind of saddle. Soft and sensitive, these horses are meant to be somebody's soul mate.
Saddlebreds: Long ignored by much of the horse community and the topic of justified political debate over many of the training methods used on them, these are horses worth paying attention to.
Tell me this guy isn't a princess horse just waiting to happen!
Morgans: I know, these mighty little work trucks are all around using horses. I've long known this would be the breed I'd be riding if I wasn't hooked on my quarter horses.
BUT they can still qualify in so many ways as a fairy princess horse.
They grow wonderful hair, the show Morgan's I have known had the patience of Job, they were elegant, funny and still dignified. The Foundation Morgans are even cooler in my book, they have the solid look I admire so much. Plus, another confession, my favorite color is a sun-kissed sorrel with a flaxen mane and tail. Put it on a Morgan and I'm over the moon. Sigh.
Go ahead, tell me those two fillies aren't princess horses.
Yes they are. I want the one with her head up and I'm going to name her Flicka.
Lusitano: And last but definitely not least, the breed of horse I really, truly will buy if I ever get to a point in my life where I can take on a horse for coolness factor alone. These horses are fierce, proud and oh so elegant. How can they not be? They are the bullfighting horses of choice. No, I don't want to bullfight. Yes, I feel sorry for the bulls and the horses. I do not condone bullfighting. That's not my point, please don't hate me.
Have you seen the way these horses move?
They absolutely blow my mind.
In my fairy princess world I would become a true cowboy princess and train my awesome Lusitano to compete in reined cowhorse. How much more amazing could life ever become if I had a Lusitano cowhorse?
You know it will be astounding, because these puppies have been bred to FIGHT BULLS! Imagine what they would do with a yearling Angus heifer! YIPPEE KI YI YAY!
And...I would be saving a Lusitano from becoming a bullfighting horse.
|Uri-Lusitano that I Really, Really Need|
The truth of the matter is, I guess I do have my fairy princess horses. They give me endless joy and take me to another world any time I need them too. I'm grateful for them every single day of my life.