Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I had a Dream...

Didn't you want to be a cowgirl when you grew up...to roam the high prairie, ridin' herd, fixin' fence, scouting for Injuns...well...yup, we all grow out of those childhood fantasies sooner or later...right! Those dreams turned to reality, those Injuns now become friend, as you learn of the atrocities, you ponder...is this really my dream...


Well, it was a dream...I wanted to study ancient horses, paleontology was the word...the study of fossil remains...I didn't care what it was called, I just wanted to wrap myself around the world of Equidae in any form.

Plastering my walls and desk with pictures and stories about horses..I was addicted...a dapple grey Arabian mare, was the horse of my dreamland. A regal,stately mount, who once held kings and sultans on their quests...one of the most beautiful visions I ever beheld, the sight of one of these steads running full ahead into the winds was magic to be sure.



Well, as a young girl, I saved every cent I earned cleaning my Brothers room(argh)and helping around the house...50 cents didn't go a long way, but, back in the day, it was a fortune and my parents said if I saved enough, I could buy a pony...well...much to their surprise, I DID...so we drove to a farm that had ponies, as promised, but...NOBODY HOME...dreams squelched, Mom said, well I know somebody that has puppies for sale...my dreams were dashed, much to their relief and my little poodle puppy 'Bridgette', was my new BFF.


The dream has long since passed...at least until old age sets in, when I can sit in my rockin' chair on the front porch and dream of a time that once might have been...




8 comments:

Jeanne said...

You could pretend that your dog was an eohippus -- they were about that size, I think.

Roses and Lilacs said...

How cool to study paleontology and specialize in equines! I had a horse as a kid and never got over the love of them. My last mare died in 2000 at the age of 26. I thought about getting another and still do sometimes. I miss them a lot.
Marnie

trash talk said...

There is a reason Mr. Ed burgers are not on the menu at McDonald's in America...we have an ongoing love affair with horses. All of us dream of riding with the wind in our hair across green pastures. Didn't we all love "Black Beauty" and want to be Velvet? C.D. lived the dream and we had horses, but the dream was shattered for me the first time I was on and she went into a gallop! I'll just continue to be in awe of these magical creatures on the ground.
Debbie

Utah Grammie said...

Being raised in Arizona, my love of horses had an early start. My brother has horses and my sister has 4. (The other sister is a "Rhinestone Cowgirl" much to the other two's dismay!) My granddaughter is also an avid horse lover and I think there is a special bond between girls and their horses..(loved the photos!) Oh, and your header photo is AMAZING!

High Desert Diva said...

Laughing at Jeanne's comment....

Loved all the photos you found to tell your dream....

willow said...

I wanted a horse so badly when I was a girl. I wanted to put a stable door, like Mr. Ed had, on my closet and let him live in there. Funny how city girls don't think of the manure problem that would cause.

Love these wonderful vintage horsey pics!

CatHerder said...

great pics!!! Doesnt EVERY woman want to be a cowgirl??

Heather said...

love these photos! Makes me wanna put on my cowgirl boots :)