Anyone ever had a Rider?
(Aimed mostly at dragons and other large beings that can carry things)
Has anyone ever had an owner (I hate that term) or some sort of rider? Maybe you were a beast of burden before? (Totally not trying to offend anyone by using that term, I just can't think of any other term to call it, sorry!)
When I first started actively concentrating on my past life as a gryphon (I think. Still working on it) I feel like I had a very strong connection to a hummanoid/large elf being, who I believe I was their gryphon. I had a harness not unlike a horse that would allow someone to ride on my back right above my wings. Sometimes I get urges to wear a collar or get some sort of harness just to ease the feeling of not wearing it, sort of like phantom limbs but it's not actually a part of me.
Don't get me wrong, I liked being this being's mount. I feel/felt very strongly towards my Rider.It's a feeling like love, but not romantic or sexual in any way. It's ridiculously, stupidly strong, like I have to know where my Rider is so I can protect them with my life if need be. I just need to know that they are okay, and then I'll be okay. If I don't know where they are or if they are injured or not then I would get panicky and try my hardest to find them. It's ridiculous. I feel it even now, though I don't know this beings name, race, gender... really anything of value. It's sort of driving me insane whenever I M-Shift (Which is most nights... Annoying as heck).
Anyway I wanted to know:
A) If not draconic/gryphon/unicorn/other, did you 'own' a gryphon and please please please can I talk to you.
B) Has anyone else had experiences like this?
Dragonriders seem to be fairly common in fiction, but yet I (speaking strictly on my own, yet limited, experience) have not seen anyone who has spoken of having a Rider in a past life.
((If this doesn't make sense please tell me and I will try my best to clarify. Words are hard when I'm thinking about gryphon memories.))