Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Tag Archives: horses

It Still Sparkles

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This is beautiful Julia, a former Polo horse we truly would like to give a wonderful retirement too.

She is 16 years old and have worked so hard teaching us people about the sport.

Julia has been there every day. Now we would like to give thanks back.

For more information visit our website

http://www.animalswithoutlimits.com

That’s Amore!

Mothers Thoughts (1)

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Why the Hate?
Dear Friends and Followers,

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I feel compelled to address some comments that have come to my attention regarding Olivia’s involvement in our horse rescue campaigns and her role with AWL and our horses. It makes me very sad that I even had to take the time to write this, but I want to go on record with our petition.
Anyone who knows me, and AWL, will know that I have always included my children, where appropriate, in our rescue missions. I believe very strongly in teaching compassion and helping my children to learn how wonderful and enriching relationships with animals can be for our lives.

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And I hope that one day they will help me to spread the word about animal rescue as they go out into the world.
Recently, my daughter Olivia has been playing an active role in our horse rescues. And she has been visible in our campaigns and fundraising efforts.
She has her own private horse, Sunshine and is on her way to becoming an accomplished rider. But I wanted her to understand the plight of horses who are not as fortunate as Sunshine. And to understand the complicated and very challenging process of rescuing those horses. And also, the care involved once they are rescued.
Somehow, somewhere along the line, some people have started to speculate that we are rescuing horse FOR Olivia. And the story is being changed into Olivia somehow having a very privileged position in this process. I don’t know the motivation.
Jealousy? Bitterness? Ignorance?
Whatever the case, it has resulted in Olivia being insulted, bullied, made to feel bad for doing something good that comes from her heart and her love of animals.
So going forward I am going to keep Olivia’s contributions to our horse rescue missions more private.
She will, of course, help me to care for these wonderful animals who need a team to keep them well. But I will not shine a spotlight on her until I feel it will be safe and productive to do so.
The animal rescue community is full of wonderful people. And so many times we must waste energy defending our good works against those who spew hate.
I continue to hope against all hope that I will not have to do this again.
Love,
Mia

Olivia’s Gofundme

Let me Tell you Something

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I am old, however, filled with wisdoms.

When you listens without any expectations, you will know what to do, and what road to continue on.

Don’t always fight me to be right, see me as your teammate.

Don’t take out your frustration on me, I am not your punchbag. We are thinking living creatures that has emotions and thoughts.

Give back, and your heart will forever say thank you.

That’s Amore!

Friends Meet Again

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They are both former riding school horses from the same place (24 and 26 years old.)

The palomino I picked up in October 2017 and the brown two weeks ago, brought to the same place.

Hello old Friend ❤️

In Between Rescuing

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You need good coffee!

Soon, very soon it’s time to bring home the two horses that we are rescuing from southern Italy.

I am so excited! Two beautiful souls that are going to have their well deserved retirement!

Follow, and you will see what I mean!

Horses as Teachers

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Since 1997 hade I been working with horses in many different countries. I never trained the horse, I trained the humans (owners and groomers) how to get more out from your horse. (And yourself)

Psychology, health, training, competitions, but mostly, communication between each other.

When the horse becomes a machine, and the horse only “stands” there, the danger have occurred.

His spirit is “locked down”! You will never become a better rider (owner) when you stop listening to your beloved team mate.

One groomer put her horse carrots on the ground outside his open box.

He saw them and it was a delightful temptation for him.

Other Horses with their groomers walked by. The horse with his carrots without reach, put his ears back and threaten the passing horses.

He looked like a crazy horse! Evil!

I could see why, but the others didn’t understand him.

The groomer got irritated and slapped him, not ones, but three times, hard in his face.

This is what I teach. The small signs the Animals shows us, the small communication that gives us the big picture. To become a better teammate.

Animals don’t judge. They are actually our teachers and I, am only the translator! It is difficult not to judge, that is why I admire Animals.

We humans, will always be students our whole life!

That’s Amore!

Magical Walk

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Learn from Nature!

I am feeling so blessed to have our horses at Hirschof (Southern Germany) Every day I go there I can breath and slow down.

Horses are reading us faster than we are trying to describe ourselves to someone.

That’s Amore!