Hmm. My horse, isn't like a "kid" to me. It's kind of weird, but he's like my partner. We both can't do the job without eachother (although, I think he knows his job better than I do... And I taught him everything!). I love him to death, even though be both annoy eachother to death some days. Posted via Mobile Device
I think Smrobs said it best for me. I don't have children, nor do I want them. So my horses are my kids. They are not people, they are animals, but I greatly prefer them over the vast majority of people.
Ricci is my soulmate. When I hear a love song on the radio, I think of her. My girls are my everything. I usually tell them exactly that.
My horse is not my kid, though I do sort of have a motherly love for him. My horse is not my best friend, but he understands me. My horse is not my dog, but he protects me and is loyal through and through.
It is literally a different kind of love.
I honestly cannot put it into words! I love my horse so much.. But he is also like a business partner. He expects me to trust him, and he needs to be able to trust me. When you and a horse are working together in perfect harmony, both giving their hearts- MAGIC.
So wow, that doesn't even make sense & is completely cheezy but I'm just typing as I think. Lol
Firstly, hello everybody! I'm new to horse forum but this question has been bothering me for ages.
When people ask how much your horse means to you, how do you respond? I usually say that it is the halfway point between having a dog and having a child. Would you agree with that? Does that put it into perspective?
I just want to say welcome. I always tell them that I treat my horse as if I would treat my child. They are my baby, so in turn I keep him under my wing. People who don't have horses wouldn't understand unless they spent a day in our boots.
I meant explaining it to a non-horseperson. Everybody saying they aren't fond of children need to think for a second. You were a child at one point, and there are exceptions to almost every statement. I, personally, am only 14 years old so I do not know what it is like to have a child of my own, nor do I want to experience that for another few years. My horse is my life right now; he is my best friend, my partner, my teammate, and my shoulder to cry on. I would never give him up unless it was for his own good. Now, lets say I was a few years older, was married, had settled down and had children; they would come first without a second thought or a moment's hesitation because that is just the way it is. I will not be neglectful towards my children and choose my horse over them under any circumstances. Let's say one day my child gets accepted into Harvard and the only way I can afford it is to sell my horse. I would do that. That would be my job as a parent. Of course, there would be tears but that would be the correct descision to make.
Just my two cents.