Funny How Kids Think
Di, RUSHER’s first foster carer, shares here this great story about RUSHER and Di’s children’s reflection:
“We have horses come and go here at EAQ and that means great success for us. Sometimes it is clearly obvious to my three young boys (aged 6-12yrs) why the horses are here and what we at EAQ need to do to help them. With our latest recruit, the young boy RUSHER, it is not so evident. Now we all know that RUSHER is recovering from a fracture and when Slade from the Old Mill Vets tested his hip with pressure it was obvious by RUSHER’s reaction that he still needs some months to recover. However my three boys see this young horse, in fantastic condition, bolting about the place while usually my children are used to PERCY the Percheron babysitting a thin or sick or lame horse – so they were confused. As we were walking back from the shed/stable one of my sons asked me:
“So mum, why do we have RUSHER with us? What’s his story?”
I replied, “Well can you look at him and have a guess?”
I knew full well that RUSHER is in fantastic external health and no-one would ever guess why he is with us at EAQ so what my son said next made me laugh to the point of crying.
“Well I reckon we need to find that white leg that he is missing! That’s not going to be easy but I know we can do it.”
This spoke volumes to me! Such confidence in what we do! I LOVE what we do and what we are teaching our children, each and every one of us. Oh and by the way, no we can’t change the colour of your horses legs.