I digress, listening to Classical MPR is amazing. They play classical music that is sometimes so beautiful you want to cry. And they can play a piece I’ve heard before, but I pick up parts I never noticed the first time I heard it. The thing with classical music is that you have to use your imagination and put a story to the music, well that’s what I do anyways, maybe I’m a weirdo. I think this peculiar behavior stems back to a project we had to do in first grade music class. The teacher played a song and asked us to draw a picture to go with it. For whatever reason I remember drawing horses galloping across an open field. Why that stuck out in my head, I cannot tell you. First grade was a long time ago. Anyways when I was driving to work one beautiful sunny morning a couple months a song in came on the radio that instantly made me think of riding Piney. Grand Canyon Suite: III On the Trail by Ferde Grofe. You may recognize parts of it from one of the best movies ever, A Christmas Story. I started giggling, because I visualized riding the cone-man absolutely perfectly. I also just pictured him waddling around in the pasture. So for those of you who are wondering what it’s like to ride my OTTB close your eyes and listen to this song.
I’m sure most OTTB owners/riders have much, much different music that comes to mind when they think of riding their horse. Maybe it’s some heavy metal, maybe it’s some awesome 80’s pop song, fast paced techno, maybe it’s even some powerful classic music with a lot of cymbals crashing and bass drums banging. What music reminds you of your horse?