One of the things the DOR has learned from us is determination. I have taught her determination through working on recovering from my injury. Sir Royal Pain had taught her determination in the manner which he works with her to become a better horseman. Friend teaches determination through his quiet/clear way of communication. Salty the Wonder Horse teaches determination by not allowing his disability to slow him down. Harley, Ginger, Lucky Horse Casino, Annie, Scooby and Hank along with so many more horses taught their own special lessons in determination. And Freedom, well he teaches all determination by his longevity and attitude about life.
Now how have the lessons paid off. Well the legs on the left are the DOR's in August and the ones on the right are her legs in November. She is determined to get into shape for an endurance ride on Friend this summer and to be light enough for us to dance together again. I have to say we have taught our lessons well-she has lost 100 pounds since she decided to loose weight, 60 of those pounds in the last three months.
Imagine all the things humans could do if they only took the time to learn the lessons that horses have to teach.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug you DOR!


EvenSong said...

Wow! All I can say is WOW!!
(And congratulations! And how did you do it? And...)

Mrs Mom said...


wilsonc said...

Kudos to you! I went on the same journey this past year and I'm loving the consequences. I cannot tell you how much better I feel! Congratulations!

Shinade said...

Wow...this is terrific and yes Jack you are so correct about us humans.

Hugs for you and DOR!

Florida Beach Basics said...

wahoo! proud of you all! marge

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Ice Pony Girl said...

Wow...how did you lose 60 lbs in 3 months?


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