#Blogtober16 Day 11 Your Favourite Animal

October 11, 2016Mandi Morrison

 I have probably already given you a little clue about my favourite animal, in my lottery post, and the fact that my daughter’s name Eowyn means lover of these animals, ( I am hoping she will follow in my footsteps) they are of course…

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I started horse riding when I was nine, and ever since I have been hooked, when I was 11 I shared ownership of a lovely Welsh Pony named Taff, I don’t have any photos at my house, they are probably still in my parents attic, he was fabulous and I loved him to bits, unfortunately when my parents moved, because we shared ownership with some friends of ours, I had to leave him behind, which I was devastated about.

Whilst in Yorkshire I used to go riding every Saturday, and it was the time I most looked forward to every week, I am only 5ft 2, but that didn’t stop me riding THE biggest horses, some of them were 6 feet just to their shoulder, I used to use a set of steps to climb onto them, and the feistier they were the better the lesson, if they ever had a troublesome horse, they knew I would happily ride them, when others would refuse.

When I was in my last year of High school I used to volunteer at the local RDA, it was my perfect Saturday job, mucking out horses and then getting to have a ride at the end of the day as “payment”

I’m not quite sure what kind of animals everyone else may have chosen, maybe they thought of an animal that was slightly more unusual, so if I had to choose one that I probably couldn’t keep as a pet (unless I owned a zoo) it would have to be

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I love giraffes too, they are the first animal I head for whenever we visit Africa Alive or Banham Zoo, they are so beautiful and majestic.

So there you have it my two favourite animals.

What about you ?

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Comments (11)

  • Kim Carberry

    October 11, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Ahh! I had horses and ponies when I was a child and teen….I loved riding.
    Giraffes are so cute. x

  • Naomi

    October 11, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Horses are my favourite too! And giraffes are my daughter’:s. Made me giggle so much when I realised we’d written about the same animals!
    #Blogtober16

  • Bear and Cardigan

    October 11, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Horse are wonderful and so are giraffes #Blogtober16

  • Anne

    October 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I’ve only been on a horse once and if I’m honest it really scared me. They are beautiful animals though, as are giraffes, such gorgeous eyes. My animal is very similar to a horse but I’ve never rode one.

  • The Mum Diaries

    October 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Giraffes are my 2 year olds favourite animal. We are thinking of taking him to Banham Zoo as it isn’t too far from us!

  • Tasha

    October 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

  • Shell Louise

    October 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I’ve always liked horses. My mum’s uncle used to have horses and donkeys that he’d take to fairs and carnivals for kids to ride. We always got a free go 🙂

  • Sarah HP

    October 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Gosh you sound brave riding the big and feisty horses! I have done a tiny bit of pony trekking but I feel totally not in my comfort zone and would happily plod along slowly! It would be lovely if you daughter follows in your horse loving foot steps.

  • Naomi Dray

    October 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Lola loves giraffes as well! It’s funny that so many children do! I Will never forget her face the first time she saw them! Xx

  • Emma

    October 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Good on you for having volunteered for RDA. The lady I work for is a client of RDA and it is amazing! Such an incredible organisation, it’s the highlight of her week.

  • RachelSwirl

    October 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I love horses, it’s been too long since I’ve been riding!

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