|Red Hills 2015|
They are not just horses and I would be the first to say that to label them as pets is demeaning. They are so much more than that...
I used to say that Sugar and I were married. Like an old married couple, sometimes we took each other for granted and sometimes we argued about little things (like spooking in the same corner for every ride, spinning me off at hay bales or, I'm sure, sharing her treats with Da Boys). And, like an old married couple we knew what made each other happy, content and for the most part, enjoyed the same things.
|The Perfect Pony (really a pony)|
They are not just horses.
I am now deeply in the search for a new Partner. And, when I write emails, describe what I want, I can't say... Looking for a new horse. You see, I don't want a new horse. I want a Partner and a friend.
When I write ages 5-8 (up to 10 ok), it's not because I think a 12 year old is too old. No, older horses have a lot to offer and some, exactly what I need in a new partner. I write ages 5-8 because I want a long term working relationship. I think I want to marry again.
|Sug and her Twenty Something Friend|
And Sugar, when I talk about what I'm looking for and what I don't want and your name comes up... Remember, you were loved, cared for and adored no matter what.
Even when I was cursing you as you galloped away, laughed at being DFL one more time or hugging you for the best ride ever, you were what you were and I loved you for it.