►THE STORE OF JONNY (Owner: Rhonda Heady) Native Americans have a saying that when a warrior find a horse that is a special warrior horse, they tie a knot in their mane to hold onto when they ride. That saying is so fitting for Jonny and would explain why he always had knots in his mane. Warriors were letting me know just how amazing he was.
Jonny was the kind of horse that when he looked at you, his eyes reached into your soul and made you instantly fall in love with him. He was an "old soul" gentleman that gave love unconditionally. He was a retired rope horse and his retirement years were saved for teaching the young kids to ride.
His eyes were his best feature, you could state into them for hours, and as long as you rubbed his ears, he would let you.
He was one in a million, and because of this amazing piece created by Garie Chavez, Jonny will always be with me and his life will always be cherished.
►DO HORSES FORM BONDS WITH THEIR OWNERS?
Yes, they do. Horses are special creatures. They have long memories for both the humans they've bonded with in a positive way. They are majestic, strong and can display a broad range of emotions. Whether they’re around humans or other horses, they are amazingly communicative and thrive in social settings. These qualities are part of the reason why horses can develop such a strong bond with humans.