Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant…horseback

Posted: May 20, 2016 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
~Winston Churchill

To explore the mountains on horseback definitely makes me feel jubilant (feeling or expressing great joy : very happy.)  I need say no more. The photo speaks for itself.

© janet m. webb

Just FYI: this is me on Lacy, the horse that replaced Sunday, the horse you see with me in my gravatar.  Always thankful for a good horse, but there will never be another Sunday (of the horse sort, of course.)  🙂

  1. Laura says:

    The photo does speak for itself, looks like great fun!

  2. yes…no driving licence nor diploma gave me such a wonderful feeling of freedom :o)

  3. My favorite quote of all time! Horses have been my best friends and therapists when times are tough. Lacy is stunning! I’m jubilant for you! – Mrs DW

  4. MythRider says:

    I used to ride when I was in high school. It would be great to ride in the mountains. Have fun.

  5. bythebriny says:

    Lacy is beautiful, and you look good on her!

  6. Big smile from me to you 😀

  7. So happy to see you on horseback again, Janet! Lacy is beautiful! Enjoy all kinds of jubilant moments with her!

  8. Wonderful photo of you. I just love the colour of Lacy, and your expression says it all.

  9. thegirlthatdreamsawake says:

    beautiful horse 🙂 and you look so happy 🙂

  10. Beautiful, looks like a beautiful moment.

  11. Joyce says:

    Lacy is a beautiful horse. Is she a Palomino? I wondered because of her color and markings. How old is she? Hope you have many good years with her. Where do you board her?

    • She is a Palomino, Joyce. I think she’s about 5 by now. We don’t board her. She stays in Wyoming where we go in the summer. Years ago, a group of people bought a dude ranch and formed an association. Each family owns a cabin but the rest of the land is in common. The horses stay on the mountain in the summer and during the winter, they run free on someone’s ranch.


  12. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Janet. Where do you board your horse and how often do you ride? My sister had a horse for years and he had to be put down a few months ago. It was so heartbreaking for her. She loves riding too and I used to ride as well.

    • Nicole, our horses (our family’s and my brother’s family’s) are in Wyoming, so we only get to ride when we’re there in the summer. The horse you see in my gravatar had to be put down a bit over a year ago, but although it was hard, I wasn’t there, making it somewhat easier. Too expensive to board a horse around here and not really anywhere to ride.

      • thirdeyemom says:

        Oh that’s right Janet. I remember you telling me that before. Yes, my sister lives in rural Virginia which is great for riding but it was surprisingly expensive to board and care for her horse for all those years.

  13. Emilio Pasquale says:

    In my short life I have never been on a horse, though Lynn calls me her cowboy. She thinks I amble. But we both love horses and Lynn wants one. I don’t think she’s considered the expense of boarding or feeding them. So, instead, I’ve decided we’re going to move near you and you’ll let Lynn groom Lacy once in awhile. Under your supervision of course. I’ll be off somewhere taking photos! OK? 😉

  14. colonialist says:

    A way of feeling jubilant I thoroughly approve of, but don’t get the opportunity for often enough! Last time was several months ago – but in gorgeous scenery.

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  16. Helen Bushe says:

    Lovely photo . I’ve only ever seen scenes like this in the movies.

  17. Allan G. Smorra says:

    You both look happy, Janet.

  18. pommepal says:

    I do quite miss my horse riding days. There is a feeling of quiet jubilation when you are one with a good horse.

  19. Nice. Just being in nature itself is something to celebrate!

  20. A perfect interpretation of the challenge; stunning photo.

  21. phoartetry says:

    Horse riding must connect you deeply with nature, as well as the feeling of freedom, when you’re on top of your beautiful four-legged friend, Lacy. Your photo speaks of this and more.


    • It does, Connie. Thanks so much for not only dropping by but for taking time to write such a lovely comment. I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.


  22. I was thinking of you today, just randomly and I meant to visit your blog today but you beat me to it! Loved seeing you on your horse. I know the jubilant feeling of being on horseback and haven’t felt it in a long while.

    • I haven’t felt it in much too long, either, as we didn’t get to Wyoming last year. Have to get there this year as I’ve only missed two summers since college day…and those were a long time ago!

      I tried to comment on your post, but apparently your site thinks mine doesn’t have a security clearance or something. But I enjoyed the post. Glad you killed all those cans to make the woods safe again. 🙂


      • Uh-oh, I didn’t know my site was acting like that. Haha, my arms are still sore from killing cans. I must need to do it more often. I hope you are able to get more regular with your Wyoming trips again. I’ll get to see the Rockies again this year for the first time in many. Can’t wait.

      • To see the mountains is, for me, to feel peace. I’m happy you’ll be able to get to the Rockies!

  23. Susi Lovell says:

    Fabulous photo!