Have you seen these videos?
9 girls’ reactions when they learned that their gift was a horse…
Since most of us reading this blog probably have had this Holiday wish ourselves, watching these girls really hits home!
When I was little, my Dad told me flat out, “We live in San Francisco… I will never buy you a horse. If you want a horse, work for it and pay for it yourself.”
But, I secretly wished that he would cave one day.
He never did. ;)
Here is a link to the 9 videos.
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I was a lucky child too. My mom (secretly) got me riding lessons starting at age 4 first on an old draft horse back in the day when there were still “truck patches” in south Seattle and some used draft horses for farm work instead of tractors. Then with a notable Pacific NW horseman who is still fondly remembered to this day – that one was on a 17HH Saddlebred with high white and a bald face! About the time my horse hating father discovered this perfidy by my mother indulging a horse crazy child he divorced her. While I’m sure that there were a myriad of other reasons leading to the divorce my father never failed to inform me that it was my mom’s and my horse craziness that drove him away. Years later when he passed away I learned that I was cut out of his will specifically because I continued to be involved with horses. Except for the fact that I “would have” inherited enough money to fund a state-of-the-art equine hospital complete with foundation to assist underfunded horse owners with catastrophic vet expenses, kind of like what you’re brainstorming, Dawn! – I have never once regretted a lifetime with horses. My last horse is now 35 and a poster child for the spectacular results in how to properly care for an aging equine. After he goes, well, I’m quite on in years now so probably won’t be any more. Oh, maybe a miniature…..suitable for a really old lady to drive, right?!
Thank you, Dawn, for this marvelous Christmas gift. I wish that every horse could find a happy permanent home. They are all worthy.