“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
The photo that inspired it all.
10 years ago on a stormy January Sunday with my original seahorse, Solas.
Day 19 of the @rivieraprltd #trotinto2020 January challenge is a #socialsunday – what inspires your social media page?
I can’t explain it but there is something about the sea that makes me feel “at home.” It’s the same feeling I get when walking into the stables early in the morning, when it’s silent and calm, and get greeted by the gentle nickers of my horses.
I’ve been lucky enough to have grown up with Solas. With no arena or access to shows or lessons growing up, we learned by trial and error. I had to learn to control a bolting and bucking youngster in wide open spaces – or sell him. I opted to learned, quick!
I can’t ever imagine living somewhere that’s not close to the sea or horses. Now home with two horses, miles from training facilities and opportunities, we use what we have as best as we can and school and train on the beaches and quiet roads around us.
We’ve made many friends from this account and have been afforded some amazing opportunities as a result of it. It can be tough at times, especially when work and bad weather stop you from getting out for a ride, or distance makes it difficult to get to a lesson or show. But I love sharing these views and the beauty of our patch of the west of Ireland with you all!
I hope you enjoy do too.