A Conversation for The Bashkir Horse
Titania (gone for lunch) Started conversation Nov 9, 2001
I'd just like to mention that the reason I wrote this entry was because I went for a real horse ride for the first time in my life this autumn!
My usual reaction when being close to a horse: runny nose, sneezing repeatedly, slight asthma problems, itching eyes. So I usually stay away from horses.
My reaction to a Bashkir horse: small red dots on hands and arms - this is odd, because I don't react like that to anything else. I found the ride well worth these minor symptoms.
My advice to others allergic to horses:
- call first and ask if you can come and 'test-sniff' the horses
- bring your medicines when you go there
- make sure to spend some time with the horses, touching and sniffing them, because a reaction might take a while
- ask if they have ordinary horses as well, because if they do, it probably won't be a very good idea to go into the stables
I spent 2½ hours with a Bashkir horse - 1½ hour of riding on small dirt roads and in the forest, the rest of the time brushing it off and cleaning its hooves...
...and I was so excited afterwards - we even got to gallop!
Titania (gone for lunch) Posted Nov 11, 2001
...and if anyone would like to know more about my riding experience you'll find it here:
I'm not putting that one up for Peer Review, since it's an entry describing my personal experience...
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