Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Jess and Emilio MSH — March 23, 2022

Jess and Emilio MSH

~ Jess and Emilio MSH ~

Four years ago, Jess brought Emilio MSH, also known as Milo, into her life. He has had a huge impact on Jess’ life and has since become her best friend. 

For as long as she can remember, Jess has always loved horses. For a while now, she has been working as a successful horse trainer. In 2017, she was told of a badly behaved 10-year-old horse, Emilio MSH, who had a bucking problem. She decided to buy him and train him. 

It wasn’t long before Jess realised Milo had a lot of potential. He was athletic when she met him and he needed some structure and boundaries to help him settle down. They slowly formed a very special bond and he gained confidence in himself. 

Since adopting Milo, Jess and he have become the best of friends and teammates. They have done three show jump seasons and Milo always gives his all in anything they do together. He is a very talented horse but also just wants to please his human. They have an unspoken understanding of each other which makes them an amazing team. 

Together, they have also competed up to the equivalent FEI 1* 1.40m level. When not competing, however, they both enjoy just hacking, or riding, together. Having Milo has brought so much joy into Jess’ life. He has a big heart and just wants to share happiness with her. They love to explore together, whether on a new trail or trying a new routine together, any time they spend together is time they cherish. 

The bond that Jess and Milo have formed is amazing and they have had such a huge impact on one another. They have helped each other to flourish and share so much love. 

Hattie and Harley — February 15, 2022

Hattie and Harley

In 2020, Hattie met Harley, a beautiful dark brown gelding pony. Since then, they have formed such a strong bond and have helped each other immensely. 

Just over a year ago, Hattie met Harley while at a friend’s house. She instantly fell in love with him and decided to adopt him. Unlike her previous horse, however, Harley was a young green, or a horse with little to no training. It has been a bit of an adjustment, but it helped Hattie grow a lot as a rider and trainer. 

Having Harley has had a huge impact on Hattie. Working with him has taught her patience, courage, and how to work as a team. She also learned how to be more confident in herself and her skills when training Harley. Since then, he has gone from a pony with hardly any training to one who loves to jump and go for rides with Hattie. 

When not riding together, Harley loves cuddles. Whenever he and Hattie are spending time together, cuddles are his favourite thing. This has also helped Hattie as, if she’s having a difficult day, spending this time with Harley instantly lifts her mood. 

Harley has been life-changing for Hattie. He has helped her in so many ways, from teaching her how to be a better handler, to just bringing happiness into each day. No matter what, they know they always have each other through thick and thin.