Life is all about learning and yesterday was a real eye opener for me. Horses, no matter how well trained and behaved they are, are unpredictable creatures. I hadn’t taken that as seriously as I could until last night and that was my fault. I let my guard down simply because this horse is mine, but I think it happened the way it did because god knew that I needed to learn this and that no one was better suited to teach me than my own love, Helios.
It’s my goal to become a horse trainer, and I needed to realize that even with all the experience in the world and even if I know the horse as well as I do, being involved with them means I will get hurt. It’s an inevitable thing when working with horses day in and day out and after last night, even though I was shaken and scared, I know I can say that I am okay with that. I have accepted that being with and working with these beautiful animals, that I am going to get hurt, thing will happen and I can’t do anything about it. It comes with the job and the trade off is the gain of experience with each moment and growing as a person with them.
I got Helios from a woman who took him off off of a slaughter lot, he has quite a negative past and before I begun working with him he was a bit of an ass. Granted he had been abused in so many ways as all the scars he has tells me horrific stories and then being sent to a kill lot, he was broken and his soul was a mess when he finally came my way. I have worked with him everyday, I’ve trained him and showed him that not everyone is mean or going to hurt him. We have a strong bond and nothing can change that. I am so proud to see how he is now and remember the horse he was when he first arrived. I gave him confidence and enjoyment. I gave him happiness and a personality. I turned that pony that only wanted to bite and run off that it’s more fun to run up to the fence when he sees someone. He has come so far and just as I have taught him so much, he helped me realize that no horse is perfect, they all have unpredictable moments and that I just need to keep that in the back of my mind at all times.
Thank you so much Helios. I love you.