Thursday, May 12, 2016

Riesling's Story

Outfit on point
Yesterday after finishing a fantastic ride, one of the ladies of the barn approached me asking if I had heard Riesling's story. I gave her a puzzled look; I knew as much of his history as I could find. But no, this was a different story.

Saturday as the ladies were chatting and doing barn chores, a motorcycle pulled up alongside the road to the barn, stopping at Riesling's stall. He pulled an apple out of his pocket and began to feed Ries. This was very alarming to the ladies, noticing a stranger feeding one of the horses. They quickly hurried over to catch any trouble. 

"Hi sir, we would prefer if you don't feed the horses", muttered D.

"Oh no, I don't mean trouble; this horse saved my life." 

D and T exchanged confused glances.

The main continued his story, "I suffered very badly from depression and as I was driving down this road one day I was having suicidal thoughts. I was distracted by this horse. This horse was acting very strange, which caused me to pull over. I approached him and he seemed to think I needed comforting. He was very sweet to me. I figured he was fine and was headed on my way when he started getting upset again. I went back and stayed with him. This was a sign. This horse knew I was going to do something bad. For the past four months I have taken a drive down this road and feed him an apple. He saved my life."

The ladies were shocked needless to say. 

The end of the month marks my 7th year owning Riesling. This horse has been through so much with me and I cannot be grateful enough to have him in my life. To know he has made an impact this huge on someone else's life just blows me away. This horse guys. Yeah he was a major asshole/accident prone horse at the beginning of the year but he is my heart and soul. I can't wait for the next ten+ years with him, even if that means hes retired. 


  1. Aww that is a really touching story, thank you for sharing!

  2. So many emotions. Can't handle it. This is an amazing story!

  3. This is so sweet, makes me want to go hug my horses :)

  4. Aww this makes my heart happy!! :)

  5. Wow. That is crazy. Horses, man. They're amazing creatures!!