One of the things about motherhood that I love is learning and exploring the interests of my children. Each of my big girls is equally talented, they could each sing if they wanted to. They could each paint and draw if they desired, but they have unique interests and they compliment one another. Each of the girls knows and loves to ride, but no one quite like Gus.
Gus rides like she was born in the saddle. She is happiest in the saddle. According to her trainer, Gus has a unique ability and we have been blessed with the opportunity to let her excel. Part of that came with a horse named, Havoc.
Meet Havoc. She's a beautiful quarter horse that lives up to her name. We have been told that only 1 in 300 people can ride Havoc, Gus happens to be one of them. She saddles Havoc and something magical happens. Barrels are run in record time. Pivots, lead changes, and a bunch of other terms that I can't remember are flawlessly executed. Even to my untrained eye I can tell Gus and Havoc are suited to one another.
I am slowly learning about the relationships that happen between the owner and animal. I am learning about loyalty and love. The barn has become a second home for my children and slowly for me. They are learning and growing in ways that are changing their lives and teaching them compassion and hard work. I am so grateful my children have this opportunity and I with all the gratitude my heart can express I thank those people who have helped us, taught us, and encouraged us along this path. We could have never done this alone, thank you for loving us.