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Letter: Horse care teaches many lessons

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Horses have been part of my life for six decades. I have cared for them, fed them, strived to understand them, cleaned them, gone on trail rides with them, jumped them and enjoyed watching them. It has taught me how to be patient, move slowly, find what’s best for each horse: they are all different and require different food and care. Different saddles, bridles, different types of riding styles.

With all that, we have so many resources to choose from in Clark County. We have feed stores, farriers, veterinarians, trainers, chiropractors, specialty care. We have so many farms and stables to help us reach our goals, all very well-maintained. Each person involved must learn how to connect with others, children learning how to work as a team, both with other people and a variety of horses. We learn that no matter the day or holiday we need to focus on the horses’ care. We meet a wide variety of people and we communicate and work well together. We share ideas and learn from each other.

It’s a fascinating industry that helps the economy in Clark County more than many people are aware.

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