Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Tag Archives: riding

Winning in Life

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When Olivia was four years old she attended a horse competition in jumping! She did great, rode up to the judge an d greeted. She had nothing to compare with. It was fun! I had told her early on to respect the horse, to talk and listen to the horse. “You are nothing without your horse, he is your teammate. Respect and be thankful!” I told her.

I often saw her thanking the horse by standing in front of him.

The best part was, all children won! Great message!

She grew up. Had a terrible horse accident broke her femur, but determined to get back again.

Thanks to her teachers that let her grow with time not forced tempo. Today she is a very good rider. A good rider got respect, listens and communicate with the horse.

Today she has rescued together with me four other horses that didn’t receive all the respect they should. However,there were people behind that wanted me to help them.

Olivia listens, grooms them and the. She rides them. But on their own ways.

Olivia got compassion and passion and waits patiently with the competitions. “I am not in A hurry.” She says — even if I see her heart would love too–

Thank you Olivia for being such a wise young beautiful lady, that still sees the horses soul.

That’s Amore!

Horses put a Spell on you?

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Horses truly got the ability to heal people. They are fantastic teachers to build up your inner strength. Even quicker than an psychologist 😉

After my first lesson with a great German instructor,  I felt right away terrific. I admit, it was scary wonderful. My legs were like spagetthi when I jumped off. And the horse speed felt like 100km/h even when he only trotted. But I did it!

I even got to borrow a horse dictionary; English/German/French

Trying to understand what it is I am supposed to do on top of the horse! Umsitzen, ganze bahne….!

After my first riding lesson  I went home to my son (9y) Some time later he lookes at me suspicious and said, “Mom, did the horse make a spell on you? You are so happy!”

Glad he noticed. He didn’t know that I had started riding instead of eating pills.

And, I feel great continuing riding, I am doing something for Me! I feel alive.

That’s Amore!