For our church Christmas City, we partner with a country church called, Morning Star, and they always bring the animals, like horses, goats, etc. Anyway, they've got this one horse, Palateer, who is the great son of the horse in the Black Stallion movie, who they've brought since I was probably at least twelve. So I know and trust the horse and vice-versa. Pastor Jim, who has known my family since like forever, let me ride the horse down to put him in the trailer, so I did that. Then my friend Emily, my Heartland addict friend, was like oh can I ride him, when she came down after a while and he was bareback. So then I was like, can I too? They let me, and Emily asked if we could ride with our hands out, cause Amy from the show does that. Pastor Jim told me to do it, so I did. Then she asked if we could stand on him, and I did!!!! It was the MOST AMAZING thing I have EVER experienced!!!!