Love Affair

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  1. The various religious denominations who decreed over a century ago that animals have no soul were absolutely nuts. If you feed him regularly, even a goldfish will get to know you, and swim up to touch your finger on the side of the tank.

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    1. John, anyone who spends any time in Nature or with animals, will adamantly say, animals DO have souls. I know that like that back of my hand. I don’t give a fig what various religious denominations have mandated. Sorry. But they have it all wrong. SO glad you “get it”. SMILE xo

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    1. I’m sure this friendship will grow too. I’m hoping that in time, she will be able to be ridden. This coming Spring I plan on discussing with the owner if I can begin to walk her in their very large hay field …. around the perimeter of it. We’ll see. I’m unsure if she panics or gets skittish, I can handle her. Remember, she is a very young, high energy race horse. She has racing in her blood. As for the next installment … not sure about that, Frank. I’ll see. There is so much “other” to photograph. Have a great Monday!! xo

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  2. She looks happy and clean…What more does she need? She’s got a good friend tending her so she is all set! Glad you two are having fun together. Stay warm and dry over there….Have a good day…Lots of love…VK ❤

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    1. Hi, VK, Karma is happy and clean. She’s been outdoors all day today despite it being only 20. She loves the outdoors as much as I do! Whenever I am with her I talk to her non-stop with the attitude that yes she understands me. This morning for example … cuz it was so cold I hesitated about her going out despite it being sunny. I asked her …. “Well, do you want to go out today?” Immediately she shook her head up and down and then to put emphasis to what she was communicating she did a mini bronco kick. OK!! I got the message! I opened the stall door that leads to the pasture …. and in about 1/2 hour from now I’m going over to bring her in, feed her, brush her, and close up the outside door.
      I did have a wonderful day!! Thank you! I hope you did too!! Much love to you xo

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  3. Karma seems to be very satisfied with your visits, Amy 😀
    She looks very friendly and wow for a beautiful fur after your brushing.
    To have animals demands lots of jobs and more bigger animals, more big jobs – at least for cleaning.
    Much love to you ❤

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    1. Yes, Irene, Karma loves me taking care of her. I hope to continue when the owner returns. I absolutely love this horse!!
      Yes she is a lot of work but, to be with her in the way I have, means the world to me. Hope your day was a great one!! Mine was! Much love to you!! xo

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    1. I couldn’t agree more with you, Dan. Yes she is beautiful! Her soul shines through her eyes and whenever she looks deeply into my eyes, she takes my breath away! I love her. Simple. I don’t mind taking care of her. It means so much to me that I am taking care of her.

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  4. You are a very good helping neighbor. I envy your neighbor 🙂
    It seems Karma appreciates your company and your loving toward her. Looks like she had a good time with you. I am not surprised as I have been following your blogs and your kindness to animals.

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    1. I’m thrilled to have Karma living next door to us. She is such a unique and special horse!
      Yes, YC, I love this horse. Every time I am with her I talk to her as if she understands everything I say. We really have a special bond, one that is impossible to put into words. SO glad you enjoyed this post today. It’s a bit different from most of what I do. Hope your day was a good one!! xo

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  5. There you touch a subject that speaks to me a lot.
    I know him more than perfectly and have a great passion for thoroughbreds and racing.
    In the past I had my own horse and I worked in horse stables (merry-go-round, owner and race horses), so I collected countless manure carts (ps; yours could be even more filled – laughs-) and a tractor pulls it. Me …. these were my arms: D and we cleaned all the horse boxes every day.
    It is a very pretty horse and I see that you have brushed it well
    ps; happy to know that after she broke her leg (probably in the race) the owners did not have her euthanized but had her operated.
    ps: can they ride it despite the fact that it has had a broken leg in the past?
    If you want to understand my passion, please click on the following link but it takes 15 minutes to read (you can use the translator)
    https://yoshimiparis.wordpress.com/les-chevaux-et-les-hippodromes-avec-passion/

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    1. Oh my goodness your story was thrilling! Thank you so much for sharing it with me.
      As for the manure cart, I know it can be filled more. I am doing so every day! My neighbor has hay fields so when that cart is full, they pull it out with a tractor to distribute the manure in the fields.
      My neighbor has not ridden her yet. I’m hoping this Spring she will try. This horse loves to move, it’s in her blood, as you well know.
      Thank you so much for stopping by to read my post. Karma is an on-going love affair with me. The bond between she and me I cannot put into words. I know you get it. I know you do!!

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    1. Thank you, Kamal, so very much! Oh yes Karma is happy when I am around, that I do know. I talk to her as if she were a person. Her trust is growing daily. (smile) Hope you had a blessed day!! xo

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    1. Yes, for real shit slinger. LOL When the cart is full, that tractor that is attached to it is driven out to the hay fields and all the waste products are slung out into the fields as manure. Cool? Julie, I may be biased but this horse is gorgeous and yes she honestly loves me. She even tries to push the boundaries ….. just like a kid. So I have to show her who is “boss”. LOL

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  6. What a sweet story. Super phone photos. Horses are a lot of work. We had horses when I was growing up. My sister was the one who wanted them, but I ended up caring for them and riding them. My neighbors have horses, and that’s good enough for me these days. I know about working barns and infinite sheds of doom. A tidy barn is an unused barn. Nice to see snapshots of a working barn. Karma is adorable.

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    1. How nice to know someone who read this post understands what a working barn looks like, Tim. The owner has several tractors and other machinery that when needing repair he does it. You have to be a jack of all trades to be a farmer.
      For now my relationship with this horse brings me great joy. I honestly don’t mind taking care of her although at times she can be a real stinker. Tonight for example when I went to close up the barn and feed her, out she walked into the barn, not wanting to go back into her stall. When I left she wasn’t “talking” to me for forcing her back in her stall. She OD’ed today on fresh air and yes she was full of it. LOL

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    1. THANK YOU, Gigi! Bless you for stopping by to see for yourself how fortunate I am to have this beautiful and special horse living next door to me. Hope you had a great day! xo

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  7. I know nothing about horses and appreciate seeing a bit of what it takes to care of one and the love involved. Your neighbors are lucky to have you! Such a beautiful, sweet looking horse. Love her name!!!

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    1. Thank you, Eliza! Yes I agree …. a fine friend indeed. I was quick with closing up and feeding tonight and apologized to Karma, telling her I’m just so darn tired tonight. Instead of making a fuss I wasn’t spending more time with her, she just kindly looked at me, kept eating her grain, and overall presented with …. “No problem. I think I will be asleep myself before I know it.” (smile)

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  8. I love horses Amy and she is beautiful. And I am so jealous of your interactions with her. I miss that with my friend’s horses. Their energy is something else and very smart to the point, as you said, they know what you want without asking.
    Eventually her trust will allow you to remove the mud behind her ears. I would think, in the racing industry, that her avoidance of you touching her there will have something to do with an event or type of training making her quite skittish with any touch in that area.
    Just be careful dear lady, she may unintentionally react to something and accidentally hurt you with a bump from half a ton of racehorse. Your energy is beautiful but fear can make even horses do crazy things.
    Great pic’s, thank you for sharing such wonderful connection 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺

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    1. I’m jumping ahead of the others in order to reply to you, Mark. Why? Because your words really stirred me. Oh yes this horse is extremely smart and I’m hoping I will be able to do more with her in the future. You are very right on regarding why Karma doesn’t want me to touch her under her ear. She is very skittish about being touched on her face, period, because she used to get a lot of blood drawn monthly and evidently the Vet’s hand would be on her face halter.
      As for her spooking, she has already done so with me in the stall when I made a sudden movement. Yes she moved quickly but …. she was very aware of where I was and made sure she did not even come close to me. She’s been like that with me since day one. I’ve never been with another horse who is so considerate of me as this one is. And yes there is this very special bond between she and me. I plain love her. I’m praying that by the time Spring gets here, the owner will be more relaxed with her and allow me to at least begin to walk her around the perimeter of the hay field. I don’t think the owner allows Karma to walk in the barn as I do but rather she puts her face halter on and attaches her to a rope when she cleans her hooves. I just cannot even describe the energy between this horse and I … I do trust her and she me. YES I am very careful of how I approach her and where my feet are when I am near her. I’m very aware that this horse is very high energy and spooks easily.
      Thank YOU for this feedback. I deeply care for Karma and I’m SO thrilled you are effected so strongly by this post. I took more pictures of her outside today with her mouth full of hay with my Canon …. how I laughed how silly she looked. I may be putting that picture here. Much love to you, dear friend. When I go over to the barn in about one hour from now, I’ll tell Karma all about you. I talk to her all the time. And I swear she understands what I say. Example …. this morning I asked her really not knowing cuz it was so darn cold out, if she wanted to go out into the pasture. When I asked, she shook her head up and down vigorously and even did a mini bronco kick. What better confirmation? LOL xoxoxoxoxoxo

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      1. It is an amazing thing to ‘connect’ with a beautiful creature like she is Amy. Karma is feeling you, and because you don’t hit, yell or any other nasty thing she, in the beginning, is confused. Just keep being your loving self dear lady and Karma will be like another fur baby…but just a tad bigger lol 😂

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      2. She’s already beginning to act like my cats. LOL No kidding. Oh yes she is a wee bit bigger, just by a hair or two …. teehee. In filling her water bucket this evening, she walked out of her stall and into the barn. I just looked at her like …. huh? This is a morning thing we do, not now. It took me a while to get her back into that stall and when I left she wasn’t talking to me. Attitude in a big way. She wanted to explore more and I didn’t let her. LOL Unreal. When she gets more used to me, that “stubborn” streak will melt with me around. It’s begun to now. IF not, I just allow her to be who she is without forcing her to do something she does not want to do. She has scars from the whip, Mark. Made me sick to my stomach. Oh no. I will never raise my hand or my voice to this horse! And I honestly don’t think she ever experienced the real deal that which is called love …. she was just an object for money purposes. Now she is beginning to really know what love is.

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      1. Besotted? That is what a ‘connection’ is dear lady, to be with someone (or creature), and truly feel their hearts. Wait till she allows ‘you’ to touch her ears, and especially to gently scratch behind her ears, there is not another energy like it 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🐎 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺

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  9. Love this post Amy! What a beautiful, glowing horse! Karma is a wonderful specimen of the strong bonds that form between horses and people. Horses know immediately if someone is congruent – while you were groaning during the mucking out – you were being honest and congruent! Karma recolonized and appreciated that. Very cool!! Lovely photos of this loving being!! Much love to you – have a great week! Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna! Isn’t Karma gorgeous? Thrilled you can see her “glow”. She comes to life when I’m around. She has this ongoing chewing of wood stemming from anxiety and from what I can tell, she hasn’t been chewing on the wood at all while I’ve been taking care of her. At least she hasn’t in front of me and I’ve seen her do it at times. I’ve talked to her, spent time with her, and gosh darn it, just plain love on her. I want to see if I can continue taking care of her until I have to jump into my gardens. We just have this incredibly deep bond and everything in me wants it to continue. I’m touched you see how we interact …. Karma picks up on me and I her. I have a ton of stuff to tell the owner when she returns, all I learned just by taking care of her.
      Hope you had a great day today. Much love in return!! xo

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    1. Such a heart-touching comment. Thank you, Kevin so much! Yes there is love between this horse and me such as I have not known could exist. If it possible, I will go so far as say I’ve found my soulmate in a horse. Much love to you! xo

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  10. Hi Amy, She has a meaningful name and looks lovely (esp. when you brush her). Have your cats met Karma as yet? If yes, how did they interact with each other? Btw, hope the owner lets you ride her after she has recovered.

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    1. No, my cats have not met her. None of my cats go outdoors. However, the smells I bring back with me they love …. Most of our cats were born in that barn. I hope this horse is able to be ridden. I’m crossing all my fingers. Hope you have a great day! xo

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  11. As a person who has a fear of horses, but a deep respect for the animal and its beauty nonetheless, I appreciate your care for Karma in her people’s absence. No doubt she is smart and sensitive. What a precious help you are to her — her affection is apparent! ❤

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    1. I love Karma, Joey. But let me tell you. The responsibility of taking care of this horse, plus all that I did for her, took about everything out of me. I did all I did from love. And I depended on my strong body to recover. Which I did. Much love to you!! xo

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  12. Oh Big BIG smiles here Amy… and my own love of horses… ( I would ride when younger, begging for rides from my school friend who had a farm.. )
    Loved your detailed narration here Amy and big smiles that hubby wasn’t there to see you miss the hay chute.. LOL… I can just imagine it though… LOL…
    Karma is a beautiful horse and looks like she certainly is in tune with a little mind-reading telepathy knowing exactly your thoughts and what you desire from her.
    So enjoyed reading your love affair with Karma Amy… More please.. 🙂 lol..

    Sending huge hugs from a Stormy rainy UK.. ❤

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    1. I’ll do my best to write more posts about Karma, Sue. I really love that horse! I had no idea there could be a bond like this between human and horse.
      Well if it is stormy there, that means you are getting a break from your gardens. Hope your back and knees are all right. I know what that kind of work entails. xo

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      1. Yes, I needed the break Amy.. I hope to show on my Garden blog mid week just how much we dug.. 😀 It was my forearms that took the toll lifting spades full of earth and turning over.. Hubby said I was taking too much on each spadeful ( after I had done a whole stretch, and showed me not to lift as much each spade full.. lol.. ) But you know us women we want to get it done.. But I learnt the hard way the next day when my arms were sore.. ❤

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      2. Oh, Sue, I know what that kind of work is like. It is hard! And you have so much to do! When I saw that huge mountain of manure, I inwardly groaned. Yes we women want to get the work done, I understand perfectly. Pacing yourself is a much better plan. Even then it can be too much. Take good care of you! xoxoxo

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  13. On Amy! She is beautiful. I’m betting the look on your face is filled with the same love 💘when you see her. That is an impressive amount of horse 🐎hockey pucks! Of course, being from Kentucky, I know how intelligent horses are but she is above the average rating!
    Hugs!

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  14. A great, wholesome post! This reminds me of when I was working for some time in Austria. Amidst horses and camels I mucked out the stables twice a day, fed them, groomed them and rode them. Oft, riding them was done with a stern woman and as I was new on the back of the horse, I hadn’t felt completely comfortable. Then a younger girl took me riding one day and with a calm voice guided me up to mountain and the moment I had felt at ease, so did the beautiful horse beneath me. Without tugging, the horse seemed to understand what I wanted as if we telepathically connected. It’s a wonderful feeling. They demand a lot of work, but to me, unlike a regular job, it always left me incredibly satisfied. I can’t wait to one day have a horse of my own at stable and to take care of it.

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    1. That connection between horse and wo(man) is incredible to experience. I have to which I honestly have no words to describe the elation this brings to my heart and soul. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  15. Gods creation is truly amazing and the bond that we can have with animals. God made us to take care of the earth and his creatures. To love them❤️ one day we will live in harmony with his purpose once again. http://www.jw.org. Enjoyed your post.

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    1. I agree with you regarding God’s creation. I walk the Path of loving all who come in my life and yes that includes animals. I also see you are a JW. Let’s just agree that you have have every right to the Path you choose and I have every right to choose the Path I walk. When religion is put aside and we stand side by side regardless of our differences, we realize how much we have in common. Much love to you this day! xo

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      1. Yes we are all made in his image. Capable of showing love and respect to one another 🙂 I never felt that at other churches as a whole. We all have reasons for the choices we make😌

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      2. I’m happy for you that you found a church that fulfills you. My church is Mother Nature which to me is Sacred Ground. And I also agree with you we most certainly have reasons for our choices. Thank you for understanding. xo

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      3. It’s sad that some today do not believe in a creator after spending time outdoors and seeing the beautiful things around us. 🙂 it’s nice to meet others that appreciate it.

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      4. I couldn’t agree with you more. How can anyone when seeing the Wonders of Nature not understand that there is a Higher Source called God? I don’t get it. To me Nature is miraculous. xo

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      5. Yes indeed. Romans 1:20 For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable 🥰

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