Little Girls and Horses

There is a magical connection between little girls and horses. If they’re lucky when they grow up horses are still a main stay in their life.

Last night at St. Augustine’s Downtown Bazaar, I was fortunate to meet such women while I was set up to sell books. One woman had heard Kobi’s story and bought his book based on that, another has a horse loving friend who thought Kobi’s book would be a great Christmas present for (and it would, in case anyone was wondering!), but it was the third one that made my night.

She was probably around 12 and was drawn immediately to Kobi’s book cover. We talked a little about horses, so I showed her some of his latest pictures. She shared that she was just beginning lessons in Hunter/Jumper. I told her how impressed I was, since that is very intense and sometimes downright scary. It was a great conversation with the next generation of horse lovers. She bought Kobi’s book with her own birthday money and even thanked her non-present aunt for sending it. We finished our brief encounter by taking a picture together (which I hope they send me a copy)!

Anna – good luck with your riding. I hope it remains a life long passion! I also hope to run into you at a show sometime!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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2 Responses to Little Girls and Horses

  1. crush11 says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m confident Anna will love your book about Kobi.

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