SFTS Blog Hop: Heart Horse

Do you currently have your “heart horse”? What makes a “heart horse” to you? If you don’t own a horse, have you ever leased a “heart horse”? 

Great question.

I have no idea.

For years I thought I had maybe already found mine in my fiery redhead from highschool.  She still holds such a huge part of my history as an equestrian, and I feel like I grew up on her.  I even wrote about her leaving our stable just a year ago for HJU.


This O mare is really special too.

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And before this past winter I would and probably did tell anyone who would listen that this one was staying with me.  Forever.  End of the story.  I thought we were developing a connection that was so different than any other I’d had before.


But then things changed, and I have to admit our relationship changed too.  And now she is spending her summer at the ranch as a last chance moment to try to resemble the mare I thought would carry my kids on their first rides, and me to the Adult Hunter ring.  If next spring she still isn’t that horse, I don’t know which way things will go.

What I’m trying to say is that I really want O to be my heart horse, but I don’t know yet.  I think that is something that time can only tell.

6 thoughts on “SFTS Blog Hop: Heart Horse

  1. I think what you are feeling is understandable. I always thought I would have Houston forever but ultimately we went separate ways. I am sure that things will all work out one way or another. I hope ranch life is treating O well!

  2. my fingers are crossed that O comes back to the ranch feeling rejuvenated and ready to be that horse for you and your children. but if not, there’s no shame in making a decision that will ultimately be for the best for both of you 🙂 good luck!

  3. I think our relationships with horses can be just as complicated as our human ones, sometimes. I thought Ivan was my heart horse, and I really truly loved him, but he was just too dangerous doing the sport that I wanted to do, so I moved on. While it hurt to part with him, it gave me the opportunity to find Foster, who once again has my heart, and I’m thankful for that.

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