When I first started dating my now-husband, he knew nothing about horses. Like many of the men I had dated before him, Alex was wary of meeting my big Hanoverian mare, Belinda. She was tall, stout and stoic – it was easy to see how she could be intimidating to a guy who knew nothing about these thousand-pound animals.
Despite Belinda’s stony exterior, she was a gentle and patient teacher for Alex. With Belinda, he