I am 26 years old and I have a physical disability from my hips down, I can walk but just a bit more difficult then anyone else. I have bad and good days but I never give up. I have lots pets at home and have 2 kids a lot of the time can be a bit mad and I sometimes struggle but I wouldn't change any of them for the world no matter what.
I also currently own 2 stunning horses, was is 3 in July 2014 and the other was 5 January 2014. So both fairly young. The younger one is a chestnut filly that I've had since she was about 6 months she is. Welsh b x cob, and the other I got a few months ago she is an Arab mare.
I use to be terrified of horses and a lot of people told me I should have any due to my disability and that it's stupid, but my biggest dream is to own my own horses and I wasn't going to give up on that. I wanted to show them that just because I'm disabled doesn't mean I can't do just as much with horses as anyone else.
What made me more terrified was my disability and things people put in my head but despite that I got then anyway and I am glad and so happy. They have give me so much confidence I handle them almost everyday where as before I wouldn't go near them hardly.
Apart of this blog is to show people that it doesn't matter what other people say or think you should go with your heart and getting them horses was one of the best things that happened to me.
I have had ups and downs with my horses first my younger one kept escaping from her field then I lost my lift so spent months finding a new field, then when I finally did and sorted bus routes I kept getting phone calls about my horse escaping again. This time I had enough and just thought I can't do this anymore and I put her up to sale it was too much stress, but the day it came to it I couldn't do it she looked at me and it was heartbreaker so I told them no I'm keeping her.
After solving that the weather got bad an I couldn't get to field and my lift wouldn't go so the field got messy and I got more stressed the owner wanted it sorted asap. I also hurt so much from what the cold did to my legs, I got to the point I wanted to give up on horses all together but I didn't and I havnt yet lol.
I want to keep writting this blog to show people how Times can get very hard and horses are such hard work but if I can handle all this then so should you nothing's impossible and life is hard that's the point it's not meant to be easy but I can promise and I speak from experience that things do get better and you can and will be happy. Horses are amazing animals and you can get such a great bond with them, they can also help more then you realise.
Keep a look out for more posts from me xxxxxxx