Raising a horse is time consuming, yes but oh so rewarding!
Most folks like to buy the broke horse so they can ride right away. That’s fine, we’ve all been there but as you learn and grow, in time, you most likely will find that foal you can’t live without. When that time comes we all think the same thing, “I love it but it will be years before I can ride it”. Instead of thinking that way look at it in this perspective. Behind every broke horse there was someone waiting for it to get old enough to ride. Why not be that person to show the little one about life and share in its experiences and laugh at the little quirks. Get to know what makes them unique and help them grow and learn so when the time comes that they become a riding horse you can trust in your bond and relationship that the horse will trust and take care of you.
It’s a feeling like none other. Raising and walking this beautiful animal through life. You’re their mom now they look up to you.
When others see a broke horse and well behaved horse citizen you’ll still see that cute and clumsy little horse you raised. And that will never change 🙂