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    03-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Why they matter

Hello - Just wanted to share a mini-experience with people who would understand.I am going through some neuroligical issues (so forgive the typing) and on a rare sunny day in Oregon my husband put a chair in the pasture so I could sit with my horse and mule in the sunshine. Do people without these animals know what bliss it is to have them come up for a scratch, and nuzzle me just to be with me? (Even though our sweet mule does like to park on my foot.) I know they are sending me loving kindness. And does anything smell better than a warm horse?
Just thought I'd share- appreciate all your furry friends!
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    03-07-2012, 06:59 PM
It's wonderful you find solace with your horses. They do give such a peace of mind, best therapy there is!
    03-07-2012, 07:05 PM
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Anne, you know the old saying the best thing for the inside of a cowboy is the outside of a horse? So true, for us "cowgals" too!

So glad you got to soak up the good vibes your horse and mule were giving you.
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    03-07-2012, 07:19 PM
I have my own problems and HORSES ARE THE BEST MEDICINE!
So glad you had a wonderful time out with them! When I get to feeling really bad I go sniff and groom my gelding. Instant aromatherapy pain relief!
They also get you outside and living, if I hadn't gotten back into them I'd probably be a nut case right now.
    03-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Sadly, no I don't think non-horse owners understand that feeling. I do know exactly how you feel though, and can share it thanks to forums like this.

I recently celebrated a birthday. I work nights, so I hadn't done the cake/candle thing in many years. When the server placed the slice of cake with the candle in front of me, and it came time to make my wish, I found myself giggling and saying "it already came true 4 years ago" (when I got my first horse).

Others might not get it, but I agree with you that is absolute bliss to spend time with your horse.
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    03-07-2012, 09:48 PM
I agree! Most ppl don't get the chance to experience a loving horse. They listen to you no matter what you say, they come up to you just to say hi, and they are beautiful and too smart for their own good! I'm glad your one of the lucky ones!
    03-07-2012, 10:11 PM
What a nice feeling you gave me with your description of your day. THings like that DO matter!
    03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
I know exactly what you mean, OP. Sometimes I'll wrap my arms around Smoke's neck, and he'll close his eyes, and we'll just stand together in the sunshine. It is moments like that when the world melts away and all that's real is the bond between human and horse... It really is spiritual.

I'm glad you have such loving companions to keep you company in your times of need!
    03-07-2012, 11:06 PM
Thanks everyone! I wish they could bottle Warm Equine. I'd wear it everyday!( I knew you folks would understand what a special time this was today.
Cheers to all -
    03-08-2012, 11:16 AM
I think animals (whether horses, dogs, or cats) are awesome "therapists". I only wish more people could do/afford it. It's great you have an opportunity to sit there and enjoy their company! :)

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