Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
You know, its funny, as I've said, I'm absolutely shaking, screaming, crying, throwing up terrified of spiders, BUT if one of my kids is in the room and there's a spider, or if they ask me to take care of one, I can keep it together for them (not quite sure how I do it, but I do). I expect the same of my horses. If I ask them to keep it together, like my kids need me to do, I expect them to do it. Its ok for them to let me know they're scared, but its not okay for them to cause me to get hurt, just like it wouldn't be ok for me to cause my kids fear/hurt because of my own fears.