This past month Laurelin Farm traveled to 2 events, The Earth Spirit Expo and WNY Equifest. We had wonderful times at both and met lots of old friends and new. Often in explaining on how Laurelin Farm is extraordinary from other riding stables, I would come across lots of people who said with confidence, ‘Oh I rode horses once, it was fun. So can we come down and just ride/rent your horses?’ In order to gently correct and not get too irked at these comments, I finally came up with an explanation of why the answer to that seemingly innocent question is NO.
My horses are my friends. When someone comes to ride with me, I would also like that friendship to extend to them. This is earned, not taken (or taken for granted). Through methodical rituals of introduction, this friendship is developed, on the ground and in the saddle.
None of us are into one night stands.
Hopefully I didn’t offend too many people! Namaste.