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The Emotional Lives of Horses: Trooper in Love

First Loves Elsie and Trooper


Love. It’s a beautiful thing. No animal human or not, escapes it’s grasp once it takes hold. It is the essence, the very ground of a life worth living and research abounds that points to the beneficial effects on our long-term emotional, physical and psychological well-being.  We couldn’t possibly survive without it.

Temple Grandin, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Linda Tellington, Cheryl Dudley and Jane Goodall have documented expressions of LOVE and altruism in animals toward one another and human beings.  Poets as culturally diverse as Rumi and Banjo Patterson celebrated their wild and magnificent natures, as metaphors and give us stellar examples of what humans could aspire to be.

Love it seems, has befallen on my little brumby.  I would not have believed it had I not seen, heard and experienced it myself until  2-year old Trooper met 3-year old Elsie, a buckskin filly, over the fence of my neighbors property 1k down our road.   More photos and their blossoming love story in Trooper’s Diary…

Written by maeleesun

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  • Beryl
    May 15, 2012 at 3:12 AM

    Ahhhhh Love is in the air. It’s fulfilling that you get to witness this!

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