I heard this line in a movie, and it really hit home for me. This is the essence of what I tell people when I teach and how I feel about horses.
“Never judge your kids for who they are now but help them become who they know they can be.”
I ask my students to look at each day, each session, with their horse in a positive light. Don’t look at what’s going wrong but look at what’s going right.
So many times, I have heard horse owners say that when they met their horse, they just knew that they were meant to be together. They said that they could feel the connection and the love.
Some of my students also said that even though they had heard that this horse was a problem, or was dangerous, they could see the horse’s true nature underneath. They could see the kind, gentle, horse trying to come through.
Those stories are just beautiful. I have seen amazing life changing transformations in these horses and in their owners. But it all started with a heart-felt connection and an underlying belief that it was possible.
The last two weeks of blogs have been long, raw, and revealing. Today I just want to leave you with this one line. Something to think about when you go out with your horse and work or play.
I’d really like to know who your horse is now and who you believe you can help them become. Or who they were then and who you did help them become now? Let me know your success story in the comment section below.