Even though years have elapsed since I was owned by horses, I still miss being around them. Their magic has indelibly touched my heart. It is painful to be without them, so when I meet horse lovers through the Internet who are blessed to have them in their lives, I can live through them vicariously and am able to share stories and photographs of their magnificent animals.
Building a relationship with a horse is process that requires love, patience and commitment. Emotional and intelligent animals, horses have an amazing ability to remember what we might consider to be the most insignificant event. It takes skill and knowledge about the way horses think to become fluent in their "language" to effectively communicate with them. But once that solid partnership is established, which includes mutual trust and respect, sprinkled gently with a sense of adventure, the rewards in sharing one's life with a horse, in my opinion cannot be equaled.
Kim, a devoted horse owner who lives out West, spends lots of quality time with her gorgeous Quarter Horse filly, Breeze. She takes her for walks, for rides in her trailer exposing her to new things gradually. This slow and steady ground work builds Breeze's confidence in her as a leader and cements their special bond. She feels that the more that the more experiences that she and Breeze share before the first time she gets on her back, the more solid their partnership will become. Kim is indeed a very lucky lady, as are all the horses who share her life.
Have you ever fallen in love with a horse? Leave a comment and tell us about it.