Thursday, September 11, 2014

Soundtrack of the Ponies

Alyssa did a post talking about what songs remind her of her horses and why. When she told me about writing it, I laughed and told her that Courage came with a song, the homage to his barn name at the track, "big papa":

Cuna had a really obvious one too.

But the obvious choice isn't always the right one. Cuna's song was really this:

I realize it's a lot more obscure, but bear with me. Jugni is an Indian idea, referencing a firefly, or "the essence of life". Essentially, an innocent character that reveals a much greater truth, almost a totem of an idea. Cuna was my rock, but more than that, my guiding light. He had this way of just knowing about everything and those big expressive eyes of his didn't need poetry to express themselves. This song captures that idea (and I apologize to those that can't relate to Hindi music).

Even now, I can't listen to it without crying.

My relationship with Courage isn't like what I had with Cuna. I still love the little guy, but he's less the embodiment of everything I need and more my partner in crime. He's a cocky little bastard. He's gorgeous and he knows it. And yes, he would absolutely say, "If you want the world, I suggest you come with me."

So there you go. The soundtrack of my horses. I guess I left out Izzy. I'm sure there's a song called "homewrecker" or "I'm a Raging Bitch" or something like that out there. Just think of her when you hear it.

I think this should be a blog hop. Who else has a song for their horse? What is it? I'm usually annoyed by videos (and rarely watch them, guess I fail at the internet), but I'm loving this idea.


  1. This should definitely be a blog hop! I saw Alyssa's post and was hoping other people would do the same thing :) Those are great songs for your guys, I love the part about Izzy too haha

  2. May I suggest "Bitches Ain't Shit"? ;)

    Love the idea! I used to sing an old shanty song "Poor Old Horse" to a super old guy I rode in college. There's a part where they put the horse down because he's just too old to work any more. Maybe I have a sick sense of humor, but that old guy would prick up his ears at that part and it felt like we were both laughing. He's still teaching dressage at 30+ years old, too. :)

  3. I love this idea!! I'm definitely hopping on the bandwagon. Great songs!

  4. I definitely need to come up with a theme song for my current horse now :) love the idea

  5. I have hakuna mata stuck in my head now...shall be singing that to myself for the evening. :)
    Cheers lady :p

  6. And now, we need to create riding videos to their soundtracks!

  7. This is a good idea. I'm going to steal it and post about it next week :-D

  8. Not "homewrecker", but Five Finger Death Punch has a song called Wrecking Ball. Might work?

    1. Yes! Another Five Finger Death Punch fan! Hoooray!

  9. How about "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus for Izzy? lol

  10. Haha this is funny! Wizard's is "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry... not that I am at all a Katy Perry fan... but... "so you want to play with magic? ...cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse!" It's my song to get pumped up before shows haha

  11. Vicky's song is Dark Horse by Amanda Marshall, she likes me to sing her the chorus when we hack alone. It's all meaningful and emotional and stuff.
    Richard's song is The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars, cause he's basically a teenage boy and would love nothing more than to sleep all day every day.


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