|My Big Girl and her Little Girl|
There's not doubt that a good number of little girls, much more so than little boys, seem to go through a horsey phase. One could also say that some of us never come out of that phase. However, as the mother of a son who worships the ground my mare walks on, sometimes I think that particular quote a bit biased, and think word "child" should replace the words "little girl."
It's amazing how these animals take care of their humans, and particularly their smaller humans. Think of HJ Hampton, the top eventer of Run Henny Run fame, who, according to his animal communicator, considers his primary job looking after his rider's young son.
|Grooming Her Girl|
|A Quiet Hug|
It's not only my mare. Many of the horses in our barn seem to have a special affinity for the younger ones. My friend's gelding adores me, mostly because I am his personal "itch scratcher." However, if my son or daughter comes near, he'll abandon me in a heartbeat to rest his great big head in their arms, or stand like a statue while they hug his legs.