Bronze, 22" X 36" X 16, 70 lbs
Most equines owned today are used for pleasure and sport, which has drastically changed the way we use and view these animals. For many horse owners, they have become a passionate, challenging pastime. For me personally, I feel horses have made me a better version of myself. As long as I am mindful with them, this relationship with my horses continues to improve who I am. Raising foals and working on training them as they grow is a process of learning better communication skills and understanding true connection with another being.
To have a horse in this day and age requires for most people a huge financial and time commitment that only is worth it if the owner is drawn to them inexplicably. Their value derives from what they add to our lives, which can be on multiple levels. For those of us who have found this path, and have been able to follow it, it is hard to image a life without our horses, so strongly have they impacted our lives.
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole, and when it has done so, he/she will have to accept that their life will be radically changed"
--------Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your horse is your mirror" ------old Arab proverb