|Dancer and I seeing eye to eye...|
|Despite being a quarter horse, Dancer has an excellent trot. She really could trot all day.|
|Dancer may be a stinker with me but she loves the girls.|
I think there's a lot to learn from good horsemanship practices that translates to parenthood. Even when children or horses are misbehaving, it rarely helps the situation when I lose my temper. I'm not at all opposed to consequences but it doesn't help the situation when I dole them out while angry. Plus, I'm always reminded that no matter how frustrating and naughty my kids can be, it's not even remotely as infuriating as a filly misbehaving. At least I can still run down my girls if they take off.
|I'm not taking off that halter until she proves she's a good girl.|
I'm just glad we're friends again.
As long as I have a handful of sweet feed, I guess.