I was invited to spend an afternoon at Absolute Equestrian in Bowmanville to take some pictures of the beautiful horses and a huge facility that allows a lot of browsing space as well as few arenas for exercise and training. I met several wonderful people including Cyndi who is the owner of the farm and Vanessa who is helping with marketing and advertising and is just clearly very fond of farm’s wonderful inhabitants.
I must admit I have a soft spot for horses, I love and admire them – I think they are majestic, they should be worshiped and spoiled rotten with variety of crunchy snacks like apples and carrots! I haven’t gotten a chance to try and ride any of the horses but I personally met a few of them and while feeding them healthy treats heard their stories. Some of them are pretty sad but mostly they are all with happy end. For example one of the horses was rescued from the hands of negligent self absorbed owners who didn’t even bother to feed the poor creature, another one is blind and is always close to her buddy who clearly helps her around with directions and orientation.
It was such a beautiful and rewarding experience – hopefully I’ll be back once again to talk to horses and take more pictures!
As usual, I’ll be donating 15% of the fee to an animal charity of my choice.