I hope everyone finds their Josie. I am so grateful each week I get to see her and ride her. She is so considerate, gentle, forgiving, and caring. Some may think it impossible for a horse to be all these things, but she is. She is beautiful in form and strength. I am in love with this girl. She is supportive and patient. I am talking about my horse, Josie. She isn’t really mine but she makes me feel that way . I am hoping she will always enjoy me as much as I do her. Why do I love horses so much? Horses are better than pills in a bottle to calm your heart and soul. Trying to push myself to be more independent I am. She motivates me because I see what my life might be like if I was able to care for a horse of my own. Horses are motivation in a world of false hope. They never disappoint. Prancing high above our fears and worries they carry us thru our pain to a place of being. Happiness emerges when we feel safe and laughter and joy abound.
Josie wasn’t trained to help people like me but she chose to accept her role in being a gateway to independence. Will she know how important she has been to me? I’m sure she understands I love her, but how much, how could she? It doesn’t effect a moment of her riding to wait for praise or credit. It is just what she has chosen do. That is true giving. I hope we all find a Josie in our life, whether equine, feline, canine, or human. Perhaps we can be a Josie to someone as well.
*Special thanks to Sherry at Hoofprints in Orange Park Acres for her amazing equine program.