||Ten years old|
||Egyptian Arabian Horse|
||Park Forest, Illinois, USA|
who's given name is Ramanujan, is a dream I never thought
would come true. He is a ten-year-old Egyptian Arabian that danced into
my life in February of 1997. From the time I first saw him I knew that
he was a combination of every horse that has taken my breath away when I
was a child. From the Black Stallion to the King of the Wind, Kashmir
has it all. He is special not only because his father is Bahim Hisan,
(The Bush Black Stallion) but also because of his ever lasting love for
human companionship that shines every time he is around people.
I bought Kashmir as my first horse in February of 1997. I found him
through an ad in the paper by pure accident. I was 27 at the time and I
have dreamed of owning a horse since I was a child. I went to a clinic
with two girlfriends of mine who owned their own horses and both convinced
me that it was OK to spend such a large amount of money for myself.
Upon reading the article in the paper I went to the barn where they had
a number of horses for sale. Kashmir was the first one I saw and I
absolutely fell in love. He is very small, 14.2 which is one hand shy of
being a pony. This comfortable size works well for me as I am a person
of small stature and size.
I have Kashmir boarded at a stable approximately 1/2 hour away from me
in a town called Peotone, Illinois. I have been riding Kashmir western
pleasure and have found that he and I enjoy this style of riding the most.
I have a wonderful trainer who has helped me through the not so fun times.
I hope to show Kashmir in the smaller shows next year, but for now, I see
him at least three times a week and ride him on the weekends. We always
spend one day just having fun together.
Kashmir is kind and gentle with a stubborn streak that always keeps me
in check. No matter what kind of day I am having, when I walk into the
barn and see his head shaking back and forth whinnying for his carrots
he always make me smile. My life is now complete because of a little black
arabian horse. He will always be my Black Stallion.
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