Friday, 30 December 2011

What Is It About Horses?

Santana and Sonny
What is it that makes us all so passionate about, not only our own horses, but everyone else's horses?  What is it that brings such a wide diversity of people together with this common theme?  Diverse in age and ability, people from all walks of life.  People with money and those with none.  We all have this burning passion for our horses.  We each have a different reason for having horses - to compete in various spheres, either for fun or in serious competition,  to train and move them on up the ladder, to train others to do likewise, or simply to ride for pleasure.  We all still share the same love and desire to care for our animals.  We will give up endless hours to spend time with them, clean up after them and pander to their every need.  We will spend more time and money on their wardrobe and appearance than on our own.  We would rather spend our last penny on our horse and go without ourselves than deprive our him or her of something we believe they "need".

I was just thinking, as I was reading the posts on Haynet, that we are all so different and so widely dispersed across the globe, and yet we all think pretty much alike.  It never ceases to amaze me how the world of horses can bring people together in this way.   

So, what is it about horses that brings out the passion in you?


  1. I think horses are magical; how else can you explain how they just know that they have to be super gentle with children need therapy. I see a horse galloping and it takes my breath away - in our hearts I think we want to be that free at that moment. They represent strength, beauty, gentleness and freedom to me.

    Best wishes for 2012!

  2. Yes, I think you're right Wolfie. They all have unicorn horns or Pegasus wings, we just can't see them !

    All the best for your 2012 too x