Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I agree, our horses - and all animals - go through emotional turmoil just as we do. They understand pain and sorrow. Lonliness, happyness, joy etc,etc,etc.
My story is going to venture into a contraversal topic - some believe, some do not....I am not sure where I stand as of yet - but I had an animal communicator talk to Nelson.
I had no idea who she was, nor did I know she even had this gift. She was at the barn just visiting a friend who was a boarder. While I was doing my chores, I saw them at the arena, watching the boarder ride and taking pictures and such. Then when I was bringing horses in, I saw her and Nelson chumming.
I didn't think anything of it, many people stood infront of his stall giving him cookies and petting him. So I went on doing my chores. Eventually I was done and got changed into my riding clothes - grabbed Nelson and tied him up in the isle way to groom and tack up for our lesson.
That was when she approached me and told me Nelson's story. Believe it or not, I researched his history as best as I could, and she was dead on with the accuracy.
Nelson has had many owners. He was bought off the track and then sold. Went A Circuit Hunter/Jumpers under the gentleman who bought him, then Nelson was sold to one of this gentlemans students. I guess he fell in love with her - they were the absolute best of friends. They spent countless hours together and he was so happy.
Then one day, she just didn't show up. And he waited for her - and she still never showed up at the barn. Days went by, still no girl. Months, still no girl -he was heart broken. He thought he did someting wrong, he chased her away, she never came to see him.
Then he was sold. To a Dressage Queen who runs her own barn and competes at some mid-upper level. She took him 3rd level dressage, and then he was sold again. Sold to his previous owner, who spent 3 years with him and went Prelim with him - then sold again - to me.
His conclusion to all of this - no matter how hard he tries for his rider, no matter how much he has to offer, they dump him. So he gave up. He said to the animal communicator "They use me for my abillities, and no matter how much I try to prove myself to these people, they dump me when they are done with me"
She told me I had allot of work ahead of me to gain his trust and to prove to him that he and I are together forever. I told him that too, and his response was "Bah, that's what they all say - I'll believe it when I see it"
So I did allot of phone calling - I actually found out who that girl was, I spoke to her parents. What had happened is that she went to college. Nelson was supposed to be taken care of by her mother, but she had no interest. So they paid board - but forgot about him - until they decided that enough was enough and sold him.
Poor guy - that breaks my heart.
I hope I've proven myself to him! I tell him everyday that he's my Special Man and how much I love him. I tell him all the time that he's with me till "death do us part" - I have to proove myself to him as much as I can, so he knows I am not like those others.
So can horses be depressed?!?! Absolutely.