One of the hardest things about loving horses is letting them go.
I recently had to say goodbye to a wonderful gelding that was an incredible mentor to many. The type of horse that wasn’t afraid to let you struggle a bit like he knew that sometimes the best lessons in life come after a few failed attempts. Being warm and fuzzy wasn’t his strong suit, he had a way of pushing people to be decisive and held everyone to high standards. There was no winging it, you had to figure out what you wanted and speak up about the path you’re taking to get there. I had the honor of watching him teach people how to find their courage. Boldly showing them the necessity of speaking up even when their voices were shaking. His lessons were inspiring.
I came across this quote and found it to be very fitting for the wisdom he shared with everyone.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Thank you for being a part of my journey big guy. See you again someday.