Ahhh, finally – giving love where love is really due! Today we turn our thoughts to the trusty steeds in our lives. The reason you are even here reading this right now. Your horse!
Our horses are what makes us ‘equestrians’. They are such an important part of our lives. They are our friends, our confidants, our councillors, our companions. They don’t judge us, they rarely answer back (okay, sometimes they do!), and for the most part, they are happy to just accept you for being you.
So today, Day 6 of the SfS 12 Days of Christmas Equestrian Challenge, celebrate your horse by doing something just for him. Something he will enjoy – that has no ‘benefit’ for you… (We all realise that just being around your horse is a benefit all on its own, but you know what I mean).
Does your horse love a good massage? Perhaps there are treats that you bake that he goes crazy for? Maybe it’s being taken out, via head-collar and lead rope, for a pick of tasty grass if he is stabled. It could be a turnout – with a mud patch that he just LOVES to roll in…
Whatever it is that your horse enjoys, not what is easy or enjoyable for you, is what I want you to do today. Make it all about him. Take the twenty minutes to walk with to his favourite grass patch, bake the treats or give him a massage…
He won’t be able to thank you. However I personally think that our horses just allowing us to be in their presence and interact with them like we do, is thanks enough.
Share a photo of your horse enjoying his treat and use the hashtags below so others can be inspired to do something special for their horse as well
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