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I love horses I always have. I grew up around horses as my best friend’s mother was a trainer. My friend and I would sit for hours on the fence and watch horses being trained. We would even pretend we were the horse and trainer and run around teaching each other things before we were old enough to work with horses. Just watching horses being trained when I was little taught me to have great respect for the animals. I knew that someday I would have a horse who would be my best friend. Some people say that a dog is man’s best friend I say that a horse is a girl’s best friend! Here are five reasons why my horse is my best friend.
1He Listens to Me: My horse listens to everything I say, well, most of the time. He comes when I call him and he stands still while I ramble on for a very long time, often about nothing at all. Some people say that I talk too much, but my horse does not really seem to mind how long I talk.
2He Makes me Feel Free: When I ride my horse, he makes me feel free. Sometimes there are so many restrictions in life that it gets confusing. When I just hop on for a long trail ride with my horse he lets me feel free from everything. If I have had a bad day at school, all the sad thoughts are gone the moment I start to ride.
3He Appreciates Me: There is nothing worse than feeling like you have a friend that does not appreciate you. There have been many times that I have felt this way and it makes me sad. My horse always seems to appreciate me, and he shows me by being glad to see me and working really hard for me when I need him to. When I go out to the pasture, he always follows me around until I scratch his ears and talk with him a while.
4He Makes me Happy: Nothing brightens a dull day than a trip to the pasture to see my horse. I love to watch him run and play with the other horses. When he is having fun, I am happy. Sometimes I take my homework outside and sit and watch him while I study. Well, I usually don’t get much studying done, so I have to go back inside so that I can concentrate!
5He Makes me Look Good: My horse makes me look like I know what I am doing even when I am not so sure. He helps me keep my balance when I feel like I am falling and he is so patient with me when I am giving him crazy instructions. Even when I am unsure of myself, my horse helps me find the confidence to try new things.
Just a Note for Horse Crazy Gals
Before my parents let me have a real horse I had a very nice virtual horse friend named Discover. Discover was a paint horse and a very smart one at that. I learned many things from Discover and from playing in the virtual horse world. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn about horses, to play virtual horse games before getting a real horse. I still play virtual horse games when I am not with my real horse and he is never jealous!
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