Everything the horse needs?

Besides the things in life the horse needs to survive, It’s quite possible that we have everything else he needs…

6 thoughts on “Everything the horse needs?”

  1. Judith

    After being around horses my whole life, I’m 71 yr old now and have come to accept that my knees will not move me quick enough out of harms way, I can barely stand when I dismount. I also care for a disabled husband who needs me to care for our home and meals. I know how to read horses (I’ve taught several children and a few adults what to watch for in the horses’ behavior) but I know that accidents happen. I’ve come to the conclusion that my riding days are over. I’m not even sure I can fill hay bags, haul feed buckets, I KNOW I can’t muck stalls, it KILLS my shoulders. I can watch kids lessons, I can read about horses, I can attend horse shows and events. My life is not over, I’m just adjusting it a bit. I have had some wonderful horses and horse friends in my life. I have gone on some amazing trail rides, I am satisfied. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I would encourage my peers to take a few lessons, try it on for size. You’ll know in a moment if this sport is for you. I even had mini horses for a while. They are so much fun! The Equine world is vast…start exploring it today! Thank you Pat!

    1. Hi Judith…you sound like you have a full plate for sure. God Bless you and your husband and your great outlook on horses.

  2. Lori Gordon

    I dreamed of having a horse for as long as I can remember. I was able to take some lessons and ride a little bit when my children were small but I didn’t have the time or the money. I was busy doing the family and the career thing. But it’s 60 years of age I finally adopted a senior horse. I figured we could enjoy being of a certain age together. We do light riding a couple times a week, we spend a lot of time on groundwork and I just enjoy being with him so much. I’m just as happy taking him out for a grazing walk and grooming him as I am riding. I tell other women in my age bracket that it’s never too late to be involved with horses. If that’s your dream, follow it. You won’t be sorry.

    1. Wow, Lori. I love your approach to your horse and how much enjoyment you get from the time spent with him. You’ve expressed it so well…I might have to quote you!…:-)

  3. Karen Dance

    Thank you for your thoughts Pat. Your encouragement that people can become involved with horses at any stage, and that it’s never too late to learn to ride is so important for “sideline” (for lack of a better word) horse lovers to hear. Your words are incredibly supportive to anyone who might be considering fulfilling a dream but is afraid they are too old. Well said.

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