"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.
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?