Horses at home

Danke & Tulsa first day at homeAfter 20-something years of owning and always boarding my horses I am beginning a new phase on my personal journey.  My horses are now in my very own back yard.

It is very cool to be able to look out my window and see them there.  I’m also really looking forward to getting to know them much better than would ever be possible when someone else is caring for them.  Like this morning I noticed that they took a nap between 10:30 and 11:30.  And, last night at 11:00PM  (because I couldn’t help going out to see them before I went to bed) I found them to be awake and quite active.

Another thing I’m looking forward to is adding more dimension to my relationship with each of them.   Instead of the busy person who comes and rides and leaves, I will be just ‘around’ more as I attend to the duties of their care.  So, many opportunities to just say hi and offer to scratch that spot.  I found out that Danke (who is 17+ hands) didn’t mind at all when (after my arm got tired) I went to scratching her back with the rake!  Tulsa is always the more reserved one.  And, while she has been in my life for 16 years I’m still hoping that this new intimacy will allow our relationship to grow.

3 Comments

  1. Congratulations! It’s the only way I’ve ever had horses. It’s just so neat to be able to look out the window or just go out for a few minutes to visit, even in the middle of the night. My favorite is when they hear us in the garage or when we drive up and we hear nickers! Come out to see us!

    If you have to do your own poop scooping now, then remember it is good exercise. You can maybe start a compost pile.

    Having horses just out the window will add much happiness to your life, I’m sure.

  2. That’s super to hear! I’m meeting with a loan officer this morning to see if we can upgrade to a larger property. We have a passel of farm animals here, but no room for horses. I can’t wait to see them every morning and night. We’re even looking at building the house and the barn as a single structure, so I can be really close.

  3. Congratulations Sharon!

    My dream came true last July 2008. Our property is a work in progress but it is sooooo much better having the horses at home in our own loving care.

    That ‘undemanding time’ I spend with them has really enhanced our relationship.
    We’re all much more relaxed with each other.

    I’m so happy for you!!!