When you work with horses, every victory needs to be celebrated, no matter how small.
We often train our horses with big goals in mind, but with horses, progress is slow. Sometimes it's minuscule, especially when you're working with a horse with trust issues or bringing along a horse that hasn't been previously handled. It's then that we need patience more than anything else. And those big goals? Well, they get boxed away.
Part of the magic of working with horses is the amount of progress we make when we're not even keeping track. If you keep at it, you'll suddenly turn around to see just how far you've come.
This video chronicles the progress a woman makes with her horse, and it's beautiful to see the changes in them both across the years. Take a look!
Sometimes you need to look back to remember where you came from. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair. It's not about whispering, it's about listening. And accepting that changes don't happen overnight.
Posted by Sophie Rossen on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
When you work with horses, progress can be easily overlooked. It's hard to place value on the tiny achievements, but sometimes it's these little achievements that mean so much. Celebrate those little victories, no matter how small they may seem. They're the result of your hard work and dedication, and celebrating them will help keep you motivated.
Life with horses can be hard, which is why it's important to look back and remember just why we dedicate ourselves to these beautiful animals.
What's one victory that you and your horse have celebrated lately? Share it with us in the comments!
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