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Monday, August 29, 2011

The Girl and her Horse

This horse has been a handful since my daughter bought her a few years back.

She's had her moments of stubbornness and just plain stupidity.
She's broken ribs from throwing a full-grown man off her back,
jumped fences,
and ran through fields which are not ours.

Sometimes 1 person can look through all those ridiculous moments and see potential.
They can find the good which is there- but isn't be seen by others..

Almost 3 years to the day of being shunned by the rest of us as "unrideable"....my daughter rides her western, English, and bareback. Shes' currently teaching her to run barrels and jump, (within the confines of the corral).

Makes you wonder just what potential lies in all of us.
To learn. To grow. To be who we were supposed to be.
And It OH SO helps to have someone in our lives who can see it....even when we can't.

37 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She's a very pretty horse. Nice that someone believed in her :-)

TexWisGirl said...

she's gorgeous, dawn. and i really admire your daughter's chutzpah.

speaking of, how was your trail race this weekend?

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We all benefit from, and need, discipline. Good for your daughter -- this is a beautiful horse. I'm glad she is taking good care of it.

roobo69 said...

Very well said... Always a positive lesson in your posts - thanks!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Pretty horse and jumping pics! Yes it was nice to believe in her and that makes a difference

Aimee said...

Sooo true! Love this!

Samantha said...

A little faith and a lot of determination can take you amazing places.

Alan said...

Maybe she's just resigned to the fact that your daughter's never going to leave her in peace. Compliance is the path of least resistance and all that.

I haven't been on a horse for over 5 years. Might have to go tame one in London:-)

Deb said...

that is awesome your daughter stuck with her...beautiful horse...

Judy said...

She's beautiful Dawn, we all need someone to have faith in us.

Farm Girl said...

She is a beautiful horse. So glad your daughter saw beneath her bad behavior, sometimes that is all it takes, someone to see what we can be rather than who we are. Great Post!

Gail said...

Wonderful lesson!

I'm glad you're daughter did not give up.

Maelgi said...

Hola amiga

con traductor , lo que comprendí. enseñando salto al caballo. todos son deportistas. abrazos..

wayne15575 said...

What a great capture of your horse. Thanks for sharing with us Dawn.

Randy said...

That is amazing. I love the last shot!

Kat said...

WOW needed, this, especially after my very trying teaching day...

Got some kids who are rough around the edges...maybe I'm the one who is supposed to make them into diamonds! you can bet I'll try now!

Hilary said...

We all need someone to believe in us.. and to love us. Beautiful creature.. good for your daughter.

Tammy said...

Good for her! They must have a special relationship. I think they must understand each other.

A beautiful horse, by the way :)

Jack said...

A girl and her horse are a wonderful team. This horse was lucky to find your daughter.

Mike said...

Beautiful horse! I hear horses can be stubborn. My friend tells me stories about his neighbors horse running under trees to knock him off. SO cool your daughter broke through the stubbornness.

Navigating Northward said...

Gorgeous horse. Your daughter must be very gifted to have done so well with a difficult horse.

Liesl said...

Beautiful horse! A lot of us have talents that are never fully realised..

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Everyone (even horses) deserve a second chance :) She is beautiful!!

Allison said...

Exactly! GREAT post!

Clint said...

Gorgeous animal. It's nice to find someone in our lives that brings out our best.

Lynette said...

Your daughter obviously brings out the best in her. Like her some of us just take longer to reach our potential.

monthofsummer said...

Its a stunning jump by the horse. Lovely captured and hope he become a good rider.

Joe said...

Your daughter has a lot more patiences than I do.

Buttons said...

Wow what a powerful message. You are always right on Dawn. I have been lucky enough to have My Hero a man who has always believed in me even when I did not believe in myself hence the name.
Your daughter is a very brave woman. She and the horse are beautiful.
I believe you can do anything just from reading your posts I think she gets those traits from her Mom. B

Hope said...

beautiful post Dawn! Life is certainly unpredictable and full of surprised! It's awesome to see someone we love work for something that is just right for them. More power to her!

just so you know I have been trying to comment on your blog all through Aug. but I have been having some difficulty with yours and a few others. not sure why but this morning it is working.

thanks for your comment. it's nice to see you again! hope your summer went well!

pig parade said...

hey its the tin man!! : ) ; )
mol mol will know what i mean;)

Out on the prairie said...

I limped for a week last summer trying to reprogram a pony. This is a beautiful one. The trick is getting back on as soon as possible and knowing what they will try.

ruthy ann said...

I really believe that "potential" is humans, dogs, horses etc really is there...if someone will spend the time its amazing to see the things that can happen!

Farmchick said...

We all need someone to believe in us :) Beautiful horse and kudos to your daughter.

Country Mouse Studio said...

so true, it's the only thing we all need is just one person to believe in us. I see mom's great character has been passed down.

Saz said...

What a beautiful horse! Your daughter must really her. I bet she's a real sweetheart really. Hehe.

Pat Tillett said...

The horse is a beauty! I'm glad your daughter didn't give up on her.