Here’s a video of the simple pleasures hanging out with horses as winter comes to a close. My dog Kumba is only 18 months old in this video, so still needs to learn how to control his impulses around the horses. Juno (Belgian/Fjord) is also 18 months old, and hasn’t figured out yet that he’s bigger and stronger than Kumba!
Despite his playfulness, all the horses – even the babies – will lie down and sleep with Kumba next to them. They know he means no harm and is actually a gentle soul.
Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Lazer Tapping instructor. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.
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this is, once again, soooo beautiful and relaxing to watch. Today I am going to be flying back from the city to our beautiful country home up north where we moved to some months ago and it was so de-stressing to watch you and the horses together.
What breed is Kumba? He looks so beautiful and athletic.
Kumba is a Kootenay Mountain Dog – a breed this guy who lives out in the bush in the Kootenays spent 30 years developing. It is a mix of livestock guardian dogs (Kangal, Maremma, etc) and Aussie Shepherd. They are bred to have a “flashlight tail” (a bit of white at the tip so you can see them even in the dark) and to stay by your side when out in the bush – even if they sight prey. He was like that right from puppyhood – Tiah would dash off after something, but he would stick with me. I’ve actually had to teach him that it’s okay to go off without me! And yes, he’s very athletic too – one of my videos shows him doing a flip in mid-run to avoid getting kicked by one of the horses and I’ve clocked him running alongside my truck at 40 km/h. He still has his testicles though, so I think having his normal hormones contributes a lot to his athleticism (I got him a vasectomy). Hope you had a good flight back and enjoy the peace and nature!