Too much of a good thing

EQUUS - - Eq Letters -

“Too Much Time To­gether?” (EQUUS 439) was so un­like any other ar­ti­cle I’ve ever read---and it re­ally made me think about all the years that I did spend too much time with my horses!

I’ve been a horse­woman for 40-plus years, and this is the ar­ti­cle that made me sit back and re­ally re­flect upon what all that at­ten­tion does to them men­tally. (Isn’t it funny how we al­ways put

ev­ery­thing in hu­man per­spec­tive, when the horse cer­tainly is half of the equa­tion and also must be con­sid­ered?)

After read­ing this ar­ti­cle, I have changed the ways I go about my barn time to make sure I’m not smoth­er­ing my equine charges with my undy­ing af­fec­tion for them, at least for longer than they want or need it. This is es­pe­cially true now that my herd is get­ting up in years, like me! I will also ap­ply those prin­ci­ples to my el­derly dogs be­cause they seem to need some time to just be, as well. Thank you for en­light­en­ing me. (And my an­i­mals thank you, too!) Betsy Ku­bisz Low­ell, In­di­ana

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