Originally Posted by Indyhorse
I'll add I love my mare Freyja for the simple life lesson she has taught me about appreciating what is taken for granted. Being a rescue horse - Freyja didn't know what a cookie or treat was, had to learn to enjoy her carrots or apples, didn't understand the freedom of being in a pasture - when I'd turn her out she'd stand there looking confused and then try to follow me. She was treated so poorly, yet has such a loving, kind disposition, in spite of everything. She may always be a pasture pet - I can't be sure at this point if she will ever be consistently riding sound - but just watching how much enjoyment she gets out of a good scratchy roll in the dirt or the lazy contentment of munching a patch of clover, opened my eyes a lot about appreciating life in general, and for that I am forever grateful to her for the impact she has made on my life.
That's so precious!! She sounds like a sweetie :]