Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Holy Cow, My Best Friend is a Horse!

Have you ever taken a quick look at your horse and realized, "Oh My God! You're a horse!  I forgot for a moment and thought you were human!"

OK, maybe I've gone off the deep end here, but bear with me for a second.  I spend a lot of time with Sug; sometimes I swear I know what she's thinking. Her eyes and facial expressions communicate to me as clearly as if she were speaking English.  I have whole conversations with her, and rarely do I consider them one sided. 

When it's just me and Sug at the barn, I don't feel like I am alone.  I have my buddy, and I'm perfectly happy and content.  I don't really need anyone else to chat to, unless it's one of the other horses. 

So a couple of times now when I've gone to say good night and her big ol' mule-eared long-nosed face pokes up from out of her hay and her brown eyes look inquisitively out at me, I've honestly had a bit of a shock.

"Holy Crap!  You're a horse!"

Yeeeeeeesssss, and you are a human.  Are you just noticing this now?  Funny, I thought you were much brighter than that.

Hmmm, I'm starting to think it's time for a vacation.  Or medication.  One of the -ations.  I'm not picky.

But seriously, you know what I mean, right??

12 comments:

  1. LOL ... so I'm not the only one who has full on conversations with my horse. phew!

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  2. Totally!! Pippi is my soulmate, my animal other half.

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  3. Thanks, ladies, for commenting! I plan to show your comments to my husband and other's who think I'm nutsy-cuckoo when I say stuff like this! Please know that you've made my day!

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  4. Oh my gosh! I'm not alone! I talk to Charlie all the time and sometimes (this is where I feel crazy!) I swear I can hear him answer...

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    1. Oh thank you!!! As you see from my posts, I definitely hear Sug talk to me. Clear as day, as long as I am listening correctly. My kids totally get this. My husband and others in my life, not so much. I find it so interesting that people who love animals -- dogs, cats, whatever- find our relationships with our horses implausible and hard to fathom.

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  5. I've only had my new guy for a little over a month and we already have lots of conversations. For instance, whenever I kiss his soft, velvety, wonderful nose he totally says to me (with a sigh) "Seriously... with the kissing again" I'm pretty sure I've seen him roll his eyes but that's okay I know he secretly loves it. He's a big ole' softy. :D

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  6. I know EXACTLY what you mean. Couldn't have put it better myself.

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  7. Best friend... only friend... don't judge :) My horse is the only one who misses me if I don't spend time with him.

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    1. I hear you. The lack of judgement part is one of the best, most freeing things about this relationship. Is very empowering to be able to be the person you truly are, isn't it?

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  8. I totally know what you mean <3

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  9. Alas, I do not have my own horse (yet), but I certainly do feel this way about my Darling Dog. She is absolutely another "presence" and I never feel "alone" with her. We totally have "conversations," comprised of me unconsciously or consciously studying her eyes and facial expression and discerning exactly what she is "telling" me. I feel all the time like she's just one... tiny... step away from actually opening her mouth and saying, "Well, Mom, I do wish you'd come home sooner today." :-)

    Of course, I admit that I also spend a lot of time speaking FOR her in an effort to check if I'm right. "What do you want? Out? Did you lose your ball? Are you thirsty?," etc. and waiting for a reaction. You can only anthromorphize so much!

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