We've all heard baby sitter horror stories and felt sick imagining ourselves in these unthinkable situations, so, whenever we ask someone to care for our children, pets or horse, we like to believe we are handing over their vulnerable wellbeing to a loving and responsible person. A person who will do their utmost to ensure they are safe and happy.
Unless we are from a horsey family, all of us have been beginner horse owners at some stage. Starting out with horse ownership can have some scary and all too often heart breaking incidents,
which reminds me of the Winston story.
I operated a riding school for a decade and some of my fondest memories were not of the lessons for competitive riders on expensive warmbloods, quarter horses, etc.,
but of the days when I would organise the school horses and ponies for "Own a Horse Days".