Every morning I head out to my horse’s paddock loaded up with balls, hula hoops, traffic cones, and other toys.
My horses see me coming and run over to say hello and check out what I’m carrying.
I sometimes wonder what the neighbors think. They have ‘normal’ horses and are doing ‘normal’ things with them.
In contrast, I’m running around the paddock, jumping up and down, waving my hands around while laughing, and asking my horses to do all sorts of ‘strange’ things. My horses play ‘fetch’, stand on boxes, and give me hugs and kisses.
But it seems I’m not the only one who wonders what the neighbors think.
I get lots of emails and comments from folk who have discovered the joy of playing with their horses. They tell me that since they started playing with their horses, their relationship has really improved. There is now a lot of joy and laughter in their training 🙂
However, they also tell me that they get strange looks from their neighbors or the other boarders.
Trigger and I would just like to say… play and have fun!
It’s okay! There are a lot of us doing the same thing! 🙂
One day the rest of the horse world will realize that having fun and playing with their horses has HUGE benefits and everyone will be doing it!