This month has been a month of appreciation for this horse. School has been stressful, life has been busy and I have been struggling. But just going out to the barn to see him brightens my day. He makes everything disappear for a while. The ability to go see him whenever I want has been a lifesaver for me. It is something I will never take for granted knowing what it is like to not be able to do that. It doesn’t matter what we do when I am out there with him, just being with him eases the madness.
This month I have been able to share him friends and family and that means so much to me. One of my best friends was finally able to come out and meet him and we did a little photoshoot. I’m not normally one who likes my picture taken so when I told her I wanted to do one she jumped on the opportunity. And within the first 5 minutes of meeting him she says “You are literally exactly the same being.” I laughed out loud because I have often thought this same thing.
That whole pets are like their owners is true! He reflects me so well and I think that is a huge part of why we were meant to be. Because he is a mirror of my soul. “The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” — Buck Brannaman. I have loved this quote my whole life, and it has never been more true as Dayton and I continue to grow and learn with each other.
My mom and my sister also came out to Colorado right before Thanksgiving. My mom hasn’t been out in a couple years and my sister has never been. I was able to convince my mom to get on him but my sister was still a bit intimidated by his size. I told her he’s just a giant puppy but she wasn’t convinced. I’ll get her on him eventually!
We also had our first real snow this month! I was so excited to go out and see how he likes it, maybe catch him playing in the snow. But when I went out there he didn’t seem to care at all about the white fluffy stuff on the ground. Which I guess isn’t a bad thing hah! He is adjusting quite well to Colorado winters and takes everything in stride.
I am taking every precautionary measure I can to make it as easy and smooth a transition as possible. It helped when the vet came out for his vaccines and assured me I was a great horse mom! The only validation I need to be honest hah! So this month has been a crazy one, but one that has brought me closer to him than ever.
Stay tuned for Christmas photos, coming soon (;
Liv & Dayton