Who Is Walkerlady?

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I'm the 'Lazy Quilter' who doesn't always take the time to try to achieve perfection. I prefer to enjoy the process of creating instead of agonizing over being perfect. I am 'Walker Lady' who changed my lifestyle and lost over 70 pounds in the process! I wear the hats of a Quilter, Artist, Crafter, Musician, Life Coach, Wife, and Mom, all rolled up into one unique human bean!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Neigh . . . not negative

If things were different now, I would own a horse again. You really need a small farm or a good job to afford to board your horse at someone else's farm. I don't have either at this time.

I used to own a lot of horses. I had a stallion, three mares, a few yearlings, and foals. I have had horses in my life from about age 13 till age 50. I miss them a lot. I've trained a lot of horses. I never showed them in competitions much and spent more time brushing them and working with them on the ground, rather than riding. I always felt sorry for the horses when I was riding them because I was so fat.

I wish I could have a horse now. I wouldn't  want to train one anymore.  I would just like to have one to entice me outside to go visit him or her. I'd feed it an apple. I'd brush it. I'd comb the tangles out of the mane and tail. Once in a while I'd saddle it up and go for a ride. I wonder how it would be to ride a horse when I am at the weight I am at now? I bet the horse would like it, or at least not dislike it so much.

Here is a tidbit that you may not know about me. The name Walker Lady came from the horses I used to raise. I loved the breed of horse called a Tennessee Walking Horse. They don't trot like other breeds do. They do what is called a running walk, which is very smooth and not bouncy at all.

It is autumn here and the cooler weather makes me think of all the horses I used to ride all those years ago. I live in the 'burbs now, and sadly, they won't allow me to keep a horse in the backyard, even though we do have a large yard. But a girl can dream.

Hope you are all doing well! I've been walking every day for 30 minutes, so I am on track for the 30/30 challenge. Are you? If not, walk-on dear readers, walk-on!


thequiltingdoberman said...

I had no idea Walker Lady came from that. I didn't grow up with horses and know enough to know that they are more work and money than I have but there is something so calming about being with one isn't there? I hope you get your horse again some day.

Sherri D said...

Thanks for stopping by TQD. I don't think I will have horses back in my life again. I was just recalling how active I was and how much I enjoyed them. Why was I so fat back then, when I was cleaning stalls, riding, working around the stables, etc? I was shocked at how fat I still was in those photos. They are from about ten years ago. I DO hope to find a rental horse and do a trail ride sometime. It is lame in comparison, but might give me a horsey fix. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Interesting, I just assumed you were walker lady because you walked a lot! Didn't know why Tennessee walkers were called that, sounds like a lovely kind of horse.

I was never much of a horse type, but both my sisters were, and I do know it's a lot of work and $$$. But your idea of getting a fix every now and then without taking on the full burden of ownership sounds like an excellent idea!