Marlin

The strongest, most intelligent horse I’ve ever met passed from this world to the next yesterday. He taught me humility, patience, and compassion. His high self preservation and intelligence were not to be bowled over, coerced, forced or bribed in any way. He forced me to re evaluate what I knew, and why I wanted what I wanted. It wasn’t until I changed the inside of myself that he trusted me, but he maintained his dignity in everything he did.


Marlin is on the cover of my book. A truly special moment in time captured forever – I’ll remember him reaching out to me in a moment of trust, the uncatchable horse softening to the idea of being with me.

Marlin gave nothing for free. I believe he would have rather died than be forced, bullied or dominated. I was always so proud of him for that.

I love you forever, Marlin, and I will always carry the knowledge you gave me to the horses I encounter in my life.

When we meet again, I hope to be a better horsewoman, and maybe we can pick up where we left off.

2 thoughts on “Marlin

  1. Amy, I am so so sorry to hear about Marlin. He is now running in greener pastures with so many wonderful horses. Your book cover of him and you is such a great tribute that you’ll treasure forever. Sue

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 7:35 PM A Matter of Balance wrote:

    > amyskinner89 posted: ” The strongest, most intelligent horse I’ve ever met > passed from this world to the next yesterday. He taught me humility, > patience, and compassion. His high self preservation and intelligence were > not to be bowled over, coerced, forced or bribed in any wa” >

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  2. Hi Amy: Sorry to hear about Marlin. I know how much you guys loved him. Thanks for posts especially this one. I finally had to put down a horse that made me look at everything differently including myself. He became my AA Sponser, therapist, Rabbi, best bud all rolled into.one. Some times he would tell me I was on the right track with a unexpected exhale. Thanks Steve

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 5:35 PM A Matter of Balance wrote:

    > amyskinner89 posted: ” The strongest, most intelligent horse I’ve ever met > passed from this world to the next yesterday. He taught me humility, > patience, and compassion. His high self preservation and intelligence were > not to be bowled over, coerced, forced or bribed in any wa” >

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