My horse's have been such a blessing to me. They have been silent witnesses to many rants and tears over the years and have also been the force to help me pick myself up and move on.
Walka has always been affectionate, but T was always a bit aloof. Now however, she is such a tender and lovey old girl!
They are both very calm, gentle horses, and that steadiness has always been something that I value. I try to conduct my self with that same steadiness. They have taught me so much about myself and about gracious acceptance.
I hope someday to provide a special horse/pony for my granddaughter to share her joys and woes with. I think every child (and adult) benefits from a relationship with an animal (fur is always tear absorbent ).