We have Bird watching and Whale watching why not Horse watching? Linda Finstad at Barn Mice is a self-confessed horse watcher, who passionately believes that Horse watching is fun and free – you dont even have to own a horse!
- It sharpens your sight. Before you know it, you learn to spot the Alpha female in a herd, or the poor soul that is bottom horse in the pecking order.
- It encourages you to explore the world. Horses are everywhere and each continent has its own indigenous breeds, some even have herds of wild horses to discover.
- It gives you something to write about. “Dear Mom, How are you? It snowed here the other day, but the horses don’t seem to feel the cold, the snow is piled up on their backs proving their thick winter coats are providing insulation.
- It makes you an authority in the neighborhood. People you have never met will tell you about horses they have spotted in fields. That is “beautiful” you really must go check them out.
- It helps you to treasure a moment – that June evening, for example, when you watch a mare and foal gently grooming each other. Or a horse rolling in the dirt with such abandonment, as he rolls and squirms to ditch the itch on his back.
- It provides you with opportunities to enjoy the countryside, fresh air, gentle exercise all of which ultimately improve your health.
- It makes you politically active. You will form an interest in not only spotting and watching wild horses but also fight to save them. Once you have observed wildies, its impossible not to be smitten. They are the epitamy of success – Wild, free successfully living on what nature provides.
- Finally you have discovered something very special that is Free.