Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I can't tell you the exhilarating feeling I get when riding, let alone the views I stumble upon in the beautiful mountains and valleys here in Oregon. I went riding with three of my girlfriends this past weekend and for the first time we let the horses go! Let them run as fast as they could and oh my gosh, I thought I was in Heaven! I rose from the saddle, leaned forward and we took off, the wind blowing through us, the sound of Romeo's labored yet excited breathing as he raced as fast as he could past the other gals. LOL! I almost couldn't stop him though. Nonetheless, it was my first and will not be my last to ride like we were one with the wind. These are the views we usually come upon. Breathtaking, isn't it? :) It's times like this I feel closest to Mother Nature.

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!


  1. Oh, how I miss horseback riding. What a breathtaking ride and view. I'm very pleased for you! I hope you enjoy many more!

  2. Oh Michelle!
    How absolutely divine! I've always loved horses and would have loved to live in an area where one could ride. Alas, the only time I was ever on a horse was for my HS senior class trip. It was lovely. I think it's time to try it again.. somewhere, somehow. *smile*
    I wish you many wonderful moments such as this one. Ride like the wind!

  3. What an amazing way to connect to nature. I'll never forget my horseback riding lessons when I was 12. The best times of my life! What a feeling to be so close to a magnificent animal.

    How great for you that you get to have this experience so often! And what a great way to release stress - ride like the wind!

  4. PS - noticed you didn't have a button, but have mine up (thank you!) so I 'borrowed' your sage pic, and used it as a link to you on my blog. (In my sidebar with the other buttons.) Hope you don't mind!

  5. oh that sounds just amazing. What a great way to connect with so many elements! Thank you for a great vizualization for my next mediatation ! :)

  6. Sounds wonderful! I'd love to learn to ride! Lucky you!

  7. What a stunning view! I can understand why you love every minute. Wow.