Well, I talk to my horses all the time. LOL! But I am assuming this means, if I could say something to any one horse AND the horse would UNDERSTAND and LISTEN to me, what would I say. That is sort of hard to do! I could say a lot of things....I would want to tell Reva to stop chewing on everything in sight and to start picking up the canter lead to the right this year, I would tell Dreamy to relax and stop avoiding the contact (by going behind the bit) like she sometimes does and to slow down her canter, I could tell Sparky to stop grinding up her poop like she sometimes does in her stall or to stop chewing on that little spot on her stall.....etc etc.
But you know what? Those are all silly things that I can either live with or train my horse better. LOL! None of them really matter so much.
What I would really say? I would tell Sparky THANK YOU. I would thank her for being the very best first horse a girl could ever have. I would tell her I am sorry for any mistakes I made with her. I would tell her how happy she made me back when I was thirteen and how she still makes me so happy to this day as a 31 year old. I would tell her there will never be another horse like her. I show her this every day by how I take care of her. I promised her a forever home back in January of 1993 when I first met her, and she will be with me until her last breath. Sometimes I just wish she really understood how much she has done for me and how I can never repay her. I just hope she feels loved and appreciated in whatever way a horse feels that. :-)
|Sparky and me at her retirement ceremony in 2007|