Throughout my life, I have owned and ridden numerous horses. I recently worked as an assistant reining trainer who worked with over 20 head of horses each day. Every horse has a different personality, a different demeanor, different forms of elegance and beauty, different athletic abilities, different quirks, different faults, and a different attitude.
An old cowboy once told me that there will always be one horse that will stand out in comparison to all the rest that you will work with throughout your life. Similar to the love of your life, that horse is the one that comes across your mind constantly even out of thin air. I have learned something from every horse I’ve trained and ridden, but that one horse is the one that has taught me the most.
So who is that one horse?
The horse who lifts your spirits even on the darkest days
The horse who gives you motivation and hope for reaching the most unfathomable goals
The horse who brings you the most joy and happiness
The horse who can be the most difficult to train
The horse who teaches you patience, determination, and dedication
The horse who is the most forgiving and honest
The horse who educates you
The horse who inspires you to be the best version of yourself
The horse who helps you reach your goals
The horse who you can’t wait to see and spend time with everyday. Even if it is just checking on them or brushing them
The horse who seems to have all of it’s trust toward you
The horse that has the biggest heart and gives you their all
The horse who trains and gives you the ability and wisdom to ride other horses
They don’t have to be the prettiest. They don’t have to be the most expensive and they don’t have to be a huge money winner to be that one horse. They just have a certain demeanor about them that makes them more special to you than the others.
Who is your “one” Horse?
Mine is my beautiful 10 year old Appendix Quarter Horse mare named Ginger 🙂 She might not be the fastest barrel horse, but she sure is fierce and has the biggest heart!
Read more about Ginger here