A little gloat and a 'told you so' if i may

Kite_Rider

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6 years ago I posted a thread about how I had owned Belle for a year and about how much I adored her and how wonderful our partnership was. Someone on here who I won't name replied to that thread telling me she was very concerned about me and my relationship with Belle and how in her opinion she could only see trouble ahead, well, 6 years on from that thread, Belle had physio on Tuesday, a new lady, who comes very highly recommended. For anyone who wants to check out her credentials https://www.thehorsephysio.co.uk

She told me that not only is Belle one very lucky horse but that our partnership is so close and so wonderful to see, it's very obvious that we are great friends and have an amazing bond.
So to the lady who said 'it wouldn't last' I'd like to say, I knew we had a good thing and that has not degraded as you were so sure it would, but got stronger and stronger as time has passed, tell me would your horse out in a herd, run to the gate with her herd buddies or wait for you and walk by your side? For no other reason than that she wanted to be there? Would she come to you in the field and walk next to you with no halter or lead rope through a ten acre field of long lush grass for no other reason than she wanted to stay by your side?
Everyone needs a Belle in their life and I am one super lucky lady to have found her, we've had our ups and downs but basically I feel like that little girl who got her wish one Christmas morning and has to pinch herself every single day.
 

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People can be funny things @Kite_Rider I've been told some odd things over the years! I find it best to take what you find useful & ignore the rest :)

Belle is a wonderful mare and a real credit to you. X
 
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Kite_Rider

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You're right to want to gloat about that, it sounds a pretty special relationship :) It's funny how one thing said by a stranger can really stick with you for years, how impactful words can be.
That is true, I was really upset at the time and yes that post jumped right in to my head on Tuesday when the physio was talking to me. I'm actually quite a sensitive soul on the inside and while outwardly I'm all gung ho and 'bring it on' some part of me does not take personal criticism well.
 

Kite_Rider

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People can be funny things @Kite_Rider I've been told some odd things over the years! I find it best to take what you find useful & ignore the rest :)

Belle is a wonderful mare and a real credit to you. X
I'm really good now at doing just that and thank you, Belle is a wonderful mare for sure x
 

Kite_Rider

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You're right to want to gloat about that, it sounds a pretty special relationship :)
I think it helps that Belle is very people freindly, a Haflinger trait I believe, she's certainly got a good bond with me, but she genuinely likes most people, even the vet!
 
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There's people like that over here too sadly.

I got Sonny on a Saturday went to a gymkhana series rhe next day.

I GOT you have taken some place sooo soon ....
Hes so nice and quiet MAYBE HES DRUGGED...

I GOT TO GLOAT TOO when I had missed the first couple gymkhanas of that series
And still got enough points to win

The CHAMPIONSHIP BUCKLE.:):);)
 

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I think it helps that Belle is very people freindly, a Haflinger trait I believe, she's certainly got a good bond with me, but she genuinely likes most people, even the vet!

You should feel proud and what a lovely post. Just appreciating Belle for who she is and the little things she does that are so special to you.

Have to say Ale isn't fond of most people or horses!
 
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