Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eastern North Carolina
• Horses: 0
I am hoping that this new love last a lifetime. There are so many negative things that teens can get pulled into nowadays. I learned a lot of life lessons by riding and caring for the family horses. Once I remember that my family sat down for supper and my dad ask me if I had fed the horses. I sad no, and that I had forgotten but that I would do it first thing in the morning. Calmly, my dad said "Are you going to eat your supper in the morning?" No sir, I said. Then he said "don't put another morsel in your mouth until you get up and go feed those horses. They are depending on you for their food" It has been probably 35 years but I have never forgotten that. I learned that when someone or something is depending on you you have to deliver. I hope all the teens that post on these boards realize how important the bonds they form with their horses are. You are learning more about life than you know. It will definetly make you a better person. By living with and caring for ALL my animals I feel that I am a better mother. I think it has taught me how to love, how to be compassionate and patient and how to find joy in the small things. Well I will get off of my soapbox now. Just wanted to put my two cents worth in.