Just thinking about this today...from birth all i've known are horses, it would sound ridiculous to my 'non-horsey' friends but horses have played a huge part in forming my character, values, skills, knowledge and making me the person I am today. Thought i'd share some of the things they've taught me...i hope you'll do the same :)
They’ve taught me the value of money (every dollar translates into bales of hay, bags of feed & farrier visits). I know the value of land and buildings and the importance of caring for your vehicles. I’ve learnt to have responsibility for those other than myself and to have compassion. I’ve learnt that there are no ‘days off’ and for every hour of fun and achievement there are days of hard work you must do first. They’ve shown me that some people will do anything to win, regardless of who it hurts and I’ve discovered that those who cheat in the show ring will cheat in every aspect of their lives and can’t be trusted. I’ve learnt to judge people just as I judge horses and see through to who they REALLY are. Horses have taught me to plan ahead. A decision made now can effect what happens 5 years down the track. Horse’s have taught me that appearance doesn’t matter to most of the breathing things in this world and that sleepless nights and patience will allow me the opportunity to witness the birth of a true miracle.
What have horses taught you?