Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spencer Love

Horses, like people, can enter your life for a reason, season or lifetime. Spencer happens, thanks to my mother who bought him nearly sight-unseen the day he was born, to be a lifetime horse. Within that lifetime there have been many gifts - given and received - and hard lessons learned.

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward." Vernon Law




More recently I've come to appreciate him in ways I never understood before and could not see. I could wax poetic about all of his wonderful qualities and humorous personality, but it's something you have to experience for yourself to really absorb the full effect.

At attention.

Horses tell the truth, you see, they live in the present. They may remember the past but it is not always their driving force, as it is for some humans. A horse is ever-true to their emotions, their physical pain and their honesty is sometimes hard to take. It's personal unlike any other relationship you'll have.

Living in the moment.

There are many reasons to be thankful for the gift of horses in my life. One of those reasons is that I stayed out of "trouble" as a teen because of a few very special horses.


And now, as an adult, this horse can take me on the trails, around the back pasture and more importantly, he can transport me out of the past and smack dab into the present. This horse is therapy. Caring for him is therapeutic and if you look closely, he has the capability of being a mirror.

What would you see if you looked into the mirror of a horse?


5 comments:

A Daughter of the King said...

He is a handsome boy, and blessed to be yours.

Lesa said...

Spencer is beautiful, and I'm so glad you have each other. I take it you grew up together, what a wonderful relationship!

Cheryl in Texas said...

What a real beauty! I guess he would rather we say handsome! :) Thanks for sharing a little glimpse of what amazing relationships animals can bring to our lives. ~Cheryl at Pasture Deficit Disorder

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Aw what a sweet guy he is. I agree with you, horses are such a blessing and are most definitely a mirror of "our" energy and attitude and offer such incredible love and respect.

Janet said...

Lovely story. He is so handsome and I hope the story continues for a long time.