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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2014, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Special moments

I just wanna go ahead and state something everybody already knows: some of the best moments with our horses are spent on the ground. (Not saying that there aren't best moments in the saddle) I made this thread for those special moments to be shared although some (I think we can all agree) are best left between you and your horse. The bond between you and your horse is built literally from the ground up; and although riding does help strengthen that bond I feel like it's those quiet moments on the ground where you can really feel that special relationship. (Once again not saying that you can't in the saddle because you do ;) )
One of my very special unforgettable moments with Boo: I went out to the barn to feed the cats for the night. (Because ya know cats eat food :p ) when I saw boomer and lightning standing in the shelter area. I went out to the shelter to say a quick goodnight. Well boomers melty eyes made me stay and hum and give him his favorite kind of strokes. After a bit he had his hoof cooked back and was leaning his head against me with his eyes closed. I gave lightning some strokes as well which she really enjoyed and once I went back to boo she dozed right off. That night the moon was full and there was a clear sky. It was beautiful on its own. The horses just made it gorgeous.
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Gotta love those random moments when you know you wouldn't change a thing

To ride or not to ride.....What a silly question!
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Yeah they are awesome :)
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-11-2014, 01:39 PM
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I know that horses are not humans, but they are able to offer some short term comfort every once in a while. They aren't going to hold your hand, but a nudge is their equivalent.

I had our quarter horse mare, Cookie, up at my boarding stable. I had been having a really bad day (probably work and boyfriend-related stress), and it was late, and no one was at the barn. So while Cookie was eating, I went into her stall and sat down along the wall to have a good cry. Cookie, a mare that really doesn't like humans and isn't particularly cuddly or even friendly, stopped eating, and came over to me. She gently nuzzled my head, stood there for a few more seconds, then walked back over to continue eating.
I think horses are capable of more emotions than we realize.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-11-2014, 01:46 PM
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Another one-

When my mother realized that her cancer was getting worse, she moved her 2-year-old filly to my boarding barn so I could care for her. This filly has always been extremely well-behaved, but she really had a connection with my Mom. Three weeks before my Mom died, she came up to see me, and we went to see our first dressage show. Afterwards we came back to the barn so she could see her filly. Her filly came right up to her to be petted and loved, and my Mom threw her arms around her neck to hug her. Almost as if in response, the filly pulled in her head and kept it there, as if hugging Mom back. She has never been taught this, so it was all her. My Mom couldn't stop talking about it! I know it meant so much to her that her filly "hugged" her back! She cried when she left. That filly really had a connection with my Mom, and I feel so bad for her. My Mom was her "person".
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