Do You Believe?
Happy Friday the 13th! I’m not a huge believer in magic or psychics or mediums or any of that other mumbo-jumbo. Sure I used to own a Ouija board at one point in my life, but the darn thing never worked. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy an occasional episode of the Long Island Medium on TLC. Theresa Caputo is very entertaining, but everyone with a brain knows the show is edited to portray her “skills” in the best possible light. Radar Online, that highly accurate website–*cough, cough* claimed last week that it has indisputable evidence that Caputo is a fake. In the meantime, TLC is dancing in the corporate boardrooms over the negative publicity. (Can you say Jon and Kate Plus 8!)
So, when my daughter’s horse trainer mentioned she was having a psychic reading done on our horse, I laughed. Then I probably choked a little because there was no way I was spending money on that! (I bleed green from the time I pass through the barn gate until the time I leave. Every. Time. It’s not called the Sport of Kings for nothing!) She assured me she was covering the cost. It was her way of “getting to know” the horses in her barn. Okaaay. Hey, who was I to spoil a little harmless fun for the woman and her teenage charges, right?
Except that this women doesn’t physically “read” the horses. It’s done over the phone! The trainer just tells her the horse’s age and breed and she does the rest. There’s a sucker born every minute, right?
Yeah, I was pretty cynical until I actually heard what my horse supposedly “said“. The medium’s description of my equine diva’s personality was spot on. Tessa likes her body and likes to perform in the ring. Something that would be easy to discern if she’d seen our mare at a horse show. But could she tell this over the phone? Hmm.
The one line in the reading that sent my skeptics’ mind racing however, was at the end. You see, our mare has been in heat all spring. And by ‘all spring’ I mean for nearly nine weeks straight! Needless to say, she was a little bit cranky. Okay, a lot. Tacking her up was a dangerous exercise because she didn’t like to be touched in her mid-section. At all. Getting a girth around her required hazard pay. So when the last line of the “reading” mentioned that Tessa was happy that her stomach felt better, my cynicism–along with my heart–took a little hit.
I still don’t know if I believe in psychic readings. Outside of a carnival atmosphere, I doubt I’d ever pay for one. Unless I wanted to ask my mare something, of course. 🙂
Do you believe in psychics or mediums? Have you ever used one? Was it useful?
Posted on June 13, 2014, in Blog Posts and tagged Friday the 13th, horses, kisses, mediums, psychics, Radar Online, Risky Game, The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, TLC, Tracy Solheim. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.