I returned to riding about a year ago after a two-year break following the loss of my equine soulmate. Since then, through the generosity of a wonderful “barn family,” I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy many wonderful, and very different, horses. I’ve discovered something to love about each one, and each has taught me its own lessons. Mostly what I’ve learned is that the horses fall into one of three basic categories: The Pleaser, The Persnickety One and The Laz-E-Boy.
This is how their internal dialog goes on any given day: