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The Know-Nothing Thing About Horses

Trey Ratcliff

​John L. Moore - published on 05/12/14

I treat my horses with love and respect, but I also demand respect. A relational expert should understand that mutual respect is the foundation of all relationships. If you let a horse slurp your cheek, on a bad day it might decide to nip your nose. When a horse nips your nose, your nose is gone. If one doesn’t understand there are horses out there that will, whether for cussedness or playfulness, hurt you, then you are living in a land of unicorns and rainbows. Paul’s sentimentality packages poor advice. Advice that could get others hurt.

Paul says she rescued her Arabian from an abusive situation and I respect her for that and Stryder is giving her joy and satisfaction. That’s fine. I hope she has many more days in the saddle.

But, she has come to these realizations recently, and late in life. Wisdom suggests she might want to wait before pontificating. She hasn’t earned her Doctorate in all things equine, just yet, even if she has found she has a thing for horses.

John L. Mooreis a third-generation Montanan and has written about the West for over 40 years. His latest novel is Looking for Lynne.

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