Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse isn't necessarily stunningly beautiful;
In fact, he's probably gotten a few scars and dings from life.
He's probably been hurt but lived through it, been scared but
overcome it, and ready to teach his rider to do the same.

The Perfect Horse is not just arena-ridden. He
will let you feel what it's like to gallop into the ocean waves,
chase a neighbor's cows, or play tag on horseback.

The Perfect Horse will buck you off when you deserve it, but wait
patiently for you to get back on.

The Perfect Horse has problems; He will teach you to deal with

The Perfect Horse knows that you can't learn to be a skilled
horseman if everything goes your way.

The Perfect Horse will challenge you, but only as much as you are
ready to handle. He will teach you that you still have more
to learn.

The Perfect Horse will forgive you when you make mistakes, and
expects you to do the same. He will try to ignore the tack that
doesn't fit right, the confusing signals, and will do his best
to please. He will teach you to work,
but it will be worth it.

The Perfect Horse may not be the prettiest or the fastest, but he has the most heart.


allhorsestuff said...

That was truly beautiful~
like the horses we love!

Now That's A Trot! said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing.

Dom said...

I cried. This is how I feel about my guy.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Dreaming said...


Jean said...

And could it be that, at last, you have the perfect horse? I know I've had mine before, and have one now.

Kate said...

Very sweet :)

samihob said...

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Emme said...

A perfect horses teaches you about time; that it is immaterial. Thank you sharing this. What great timing to visit your blog for the first time.

samihob said...

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Breathe said...

Omg, that's smokey and lily! How blessed am I?

brindlelady said...

Thank you for putting into words how I felt(feel)about my late Brenda. She was the perfect horse - the horse of a lifetime.

Kris fulcher said...

Oh how I love this. Do you mind if I share it?