Horses are herd animals. This means, they are more comfortable to be with another horse! They feel safe in a group. Security. Looking at this photograph I almost missed something. Do you see it? The rider and her strong arms in the mouth of the horse, tension on the bit. The neck curved. Painful to this horse? Probably!
You don't see it, do you? Ok, take a look right below this horse's brow band (right below the ears) and to the right. Ah, you see it now. Another horse going through the same routine. Do you think this gives this horse comfort?
Horses have the uncanny sense that can communicate at a distance. They can take EVERYTHING in. Love and friendship are forever. Even if it is across the riding course. They see all.
Maybe, they have never met the other horse, but there is DEFINITELY compassion.
I am so blessed to have horses in my life. Their love fulfills me every day, and I will never take that for granted.
I wish people were more