Many people miss the journey that the relationship of a good horse will take us on. Without my first horse, I would not have learned self reliance, determination, courage or that I really could get from point A to B with my truck, trailer and horse intact! Chelsey taught me that if you hang in there long enough, you will achieve your goals. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually, you
will get there. How to handle disappointment and success. The ribbons I won on that horse are faded and dusty. The buckles sit on a shelf…useless really. At one time, I held them in such esteem. But, it is who I have become on the back of that horse, the places I went, the DEAR DEAR friends I have made and the life lessons I learned are what matters now. That horse changed me by means that only a horse could have. This is what people miss if they make owning a horse all about them. The REAL journey is an inner one. If you stay open to it, your horse will show you were your weakness’s are, your strengths, insecurities and hangups. I believe we all get the horse we are supposed to to teach us lessons about ourselves. That’s how God speaks to us.