"Go hug your horse. Someone probably loved a mare and carefully chose a sire. Someone devoted their life to a stallion they believed in. Someone chose to help mares make babies for a living. Someone sat up all night for who knows how long to help your horse into the world and someone kissed that wet nose. Someone put on the first halter, picked up the first hoof. Gave the first bath and tightened the first girth. It took lots of hearts to carry your horse to you. They gave many moments of their lives, many breaths, many stomped toes and broken boards. Hug your horse for them.......they did it believing in your horse's future, so make it a good one"
I like this quote so much that I've put it on the main blog page to remind myself how lucky I am to be the first.