Why Horses Matter-December
Dec10

Why Horses Matter-December

I thought you would enjoy seeing Cassie’s new video!

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Why Horses Matter – November
Oct31

Why Horses Matter – November

Why Horses Matter…they teach us to Persevere. I never really knew what the words Perseverance and Patience meant until my beloved mare, Cassie, broke her leg while cantering on a lunge line. I felt as if my world had collapsed.  We were so blessed to have a truly gifted and amazing surgeon who saved Cassie’s life.  While most everyone thought Cassie would just be another retired pasture horse at best, we had other dreams.  It was really Cassie’s Perseverance, Steadfastness and Patience that got us through those tenuous first 6 months. And, believing that miracles can happen.  All that I knew to do when she came home from the hospital 4 months after the surgery was to keep hand-walking her, moving her.  I knew I couldn’t hurt her doing that and when I finally could sit on her back and walk her, my heart soared.  Yes I got a lot of looks from others, but we were on a mission and we never gave up.  It was a long and arduous road, thinking many times “Are we going forward or backwards?”  But I knew that if given the chance, horses have an amazing ability to heal.  I feel Cassie taught me so much about life, about not just getting rid of something if it’s not perfect, not giving up when it gets tough and not to lose sight of your dreams. Not only did we walk, but we trotted and cantered and now we are jumping.  It’s been 51/2 years since her injury and I know how very lucky I am to have a horse with so much heart who really wanted her job back and would not let anything get in her way.  I held that space for her and never let it go. Dr. Laura Mann www.mannformulations.com Nutritional supplements for People, Pets and...

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