Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Central Illinois
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What life lessons have horses taught you?
I want to know what life lessons you have learned while working with horses.
"Never be too proud to grab the saddle horn."
My instructor said this to me after I had a less than pleasant trail ride, and man is he right. Pride doesn't mean a thing when your face is hurtling towards the ground, literally and metaforically. It is ok to ask for help, and there is no reason to be ashamed about it.
If you fall, get back on.
Who hasn't heard that one? If you don't suceed the first time, try again. Who knows, you may actually suceed the second time around.
Actions speak louder than words.
Horses don't understand English, Spanish, French, or Chinese. To have a conversation with a horse, you have to speak their language. A wave of an arm can mean more to a horse than the most persuasive paragraph. Kind gestures to other humans will get you farther in a relationship than words can.
Share the life lessons horses have taught you!!!