And I’m Still Waiting For The Farrier

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After many decades of messing about with horses, I feel I am now qualified to make a Sweeping Pronouncement of Irrefutable Truth about our equine partners.

Horses are great teachers. The most obvious lessons are the ones they teach us about themselves—their needs, wants, likes, dislikes, fears, how they think, what we should do when they don’t think—but the most important lessons are the ones they teach us about ourselves. The horse is the mirror of the man, and of all the lessons a horse can teach us about ourselves, perhaps the most important is patience. If you own horses, you will learn patience.

You will learn to wait for the horse to understand what you want him to do.

You will learn to wait for the horse to do what he knows you want him to do.

You will learn to wait for the horse to figure out it’s a better deal for him to do you what you want than not to.

You will learn to wait for the horse to learn to trust you.

You will learn to wait for farrier.

You will learn to wait for the vet.

You will learn to wait for the hay to be delivered.

You will learn to wait for guy who fixes your fences, barn siding, gutters, water troughs, floats, or anything else your horse feels like playing with.

You will learn to wait as you recover from injuries.

You will learn to wait as your horse recovers from injuries.

You will learn to wait.

You will learn patience.

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