Straight from the horse's mouth...
... or the mule's, as the case may be!
What is horse sense?
People use the phrase "horse sense" interchangeably with "common sense", but in the human world, common sense isn't all that common, is it? In the equine world, on the other hand, common "horse sense" rules. Animals in general view each other and the world in a very practical way. I need food, shelter, safety. Is another creature a friend or a foe? Should I lead or should I follow? They answer questions like that through careful observation, prudent decisions and timely actions.
I've known Mary Lainhart for 20 years, and I'm here to tell you that she isn't just good with animals and in tune with her horses. She's also a careful observer, and she calls it like she sees it. When something needs to be done or said, she does or says it. Simple, huh? Well, not really. She is, after all, "only human." Please join us on the HORSE SENSE page each month as Mary takes a look at the world around us and shares her "horse sense" with Wild Heart Mustangs™ readers.
Jean McMillan, Assistant Editor
The May 2016 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
"Blending in" at the Rocester, NY Lilac Festival
May is a month filled with recognition, dedication, and love. Not only because we have both Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, but our May Issue is also filled with all those things. Lou Dean shares an excerpt from her book Riding My Ass – in which she embarks on a long distance ride across Colorado to promote non-violence in schools. Sara Carter, founder of Haven Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, enlightens us to how amazing therapeutic riding is for not only the participants, but also those who volunteer to help in her program. Through programs, like hers, miracles do happen in ways no one could ever expect. Makayla Cordova shares her Dream Come True, taking us on her journey with her two adopted BLM mustangs. Our Vet Talk shares important information on Spring shots and de-worming to keep our equines safe and healthy. We have a special Riding Freedoms Trail with an article by Sherry Cook telling us the uniqueness of being a military mom. Jean McMillan shares a very special tribute to her mom, a military veteran, which signifies that being a veteran is not an occupation, it is the very fiber of that person’s being.
I have tried for the past few years to find a therapeutic riding program in my area, for which to volunteer. I have had no luck. It saddens me that there are not more around. I am a very strong believer in the benefits of working with equines, both on the ground and in the saddle. Their healing abilities far exceed what medical guru’s can comprehend. I implore any mother, father or caretaker to look for alternate therapies when medical science has given you no hope. I am a strong believer in faith, and that miracles do happen. If you put your faith in God, give him your burdens and are open to receiving his help with an open heart and open mind – all things are possible. When you asking for a miracle… be open minded to what God puts in your path…. It just may have 4 legs.
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