I would love to hear your stories! You should start a thread, I am totally into the Supernatural. My Hubby and I actually want to start our own paranormal investigative group someday. I have some stories to share too :)
I'm sure she cared then, but probably it was the stereo-typical little-girl-loves-horses-grows-out-of-it thing. And that's not meant to demean her. It's very common, very normal and to be expected.
I understand totally. I rode with many girls just like that in Pony Club for years. The Kids whos' Parents bought them everything, from the horse, to tack and trailers and all you can think of - and now, not one of those girls ride. I surpassed them in levels in Pony Club and am still riding - while the rest have nothing to do with horses.
Pretty sad actually, but now that I've seen Nelson's side of the story, it is heart breaking.
Not only heart breaking to know what Nelson has gone through, but to think of alllll those other horses out there, who are going through this. Have gone through this and continue to go through this.
Not just horses, think of all those dogs and cats that deal with this same story as well.
MIEeventer, Nelson will come around, it took a long time for him to get where he was when you got him and it will take a long time for him to get back to where he wants to be.
At any rate, allow yourself more time with him. Some animals take longer to come around than others.
I try everyday to show him how much I love him. Even if we pop over a little 2'0" log out on the trail, I pat his neck with a big smile and tell him that he's my super hero.
I spent allot of time with him yesterday after work. We went for a ride, and I talked to him the whole way. I told him that I don't care if we go Prelim, or if we go Advanced - I don't care. I just want to do whatever it is, with him.
I told him we could do Dressage, or trail ride, or Fox Hunt for the rest of our lives, I don't care, so long as it is with him.
I see a picture of him that hangs on my wall *ok I have allot of pictures of him* and I beam inside and a big smile creaps across my face - that is how I react when I see him. I just love that horse so much.
He has a new girlfriend. He absolutely loves this girl very much and wont leave her side. Wherever she is, he is. Wherever he is, she is.
I have NEVER seen Nelson bond with another horse like he has with this girl. And this girl's owner told me that she has never seen her bond with another horse like this.
I was told by Angel's owner, that I've obtained a new horse. She said that if I were to seperate the two, it would be total devistation for both of them. This mare has been abused drastically and when she was found, she was beyond skin and bone, bald patches over her body, long hooves and wouldn't let anyone touch her.
She barely lets anyone get near her, maybe if they have a cookie, she'll be beyond an arm's length away and will stretch her neck out and her lips, to get the cookie - but if you make any sudden moves, she'll take off - and Nelson will follow suit. Frustrating when you want to catch your horse...
So - here are the two love birds:
I've obtained a new pony :) lol. Angel is officially mine now....yay....a wild pony......