Galina Nikolaeva and Elena Nikolaeva - NHE official representatives in Belarus
Horses… Somehow very insensibly they’ve become an integral part of our lives, they’ve become our destiny.
All this has started with sport. The years of our sport carrier were going. With time we’ve began to understand, that we’ve been strangers among these people that we’ve been short of something, but we couldn’t understand of what. One day, 8 years later, by happy coincidence we bought our first horse – our sorrel treasure by the name Lefebr. Now we understand, that he was our guide to the world, we hadn’t known earlier and we are astonished now how couldn’t we notice such obvious things.
After some time we’ve left sport. We’ve got an education that had not any connection with horses. Naturally we haven’t worked by specialty. And the main reason was time that we had to give to Lefebr. We’ve been in need of work, where at least half of the day was free. So we’ve got fixed up in a job in a stable. We could say, that this step was very important - another treasure named Balagur appeared in our lives.
Sometimes, looking back, we hardly can find an explanation to our behavior. Balagur was a very fearful and unpredictable horse, but we knew exactly, that he was our horse, a horse that was our destiny. Two years passed since we had took Balagur to our home, and we have never been sorry for this.
When we first saw the 10-serial Horse Encyclopedia that was on the screen, the things that were said and showed there astounded us, and we didn’t know about a possibility and of coarse about a reality of that way. All the things were inexplicable and strange, so they raised doubt and fear. We were frightened and … didn’t believe. We continued living the same way, but our conscience wasn’t free.
After some time we’ve seen the shortened version of the film and eventually we’ve understood!
Thanks to such great people as Alexander Glebovich and Lidia our treasures and we have absolutely changed, and a new life has begun. We are not ashamed now of looking into our horse’s eyes, and we are endlessly happy because they are happy. We’ve, eventually, understood that “something” we’d been short of. We have found ourselves.