Monday, April 5, 2010

You just know...

Have you ever had a moment when you were with your horse and you just know...You know that you connect and that they have bonded with you. You just know that this is the "ONE". Gracie is my one...once in a lifetime horse.

I know that horses are animals and some say they don't have emotions like we do, but I know that Gracie knows that I take care of her, that I would do just about anything to make sure she is healthy and fed, and has all that a spoiled equine could possibly ask for. She repays me by giving me wings, priceless.

When I hop down after a ride and loosen the cinch she looks at me with her great big brown doe eyes and I know that she is mine, not because she has to be but because she chooses to be. What an amazing thing, the connection between horses and the people who love and care for them.

I am so blessed to have her in my life, she gives me a space to be just me, not mom, or wife, or employee, just me.


  1. its a crazy thing these horses do to our souls.

    They suck us in and there is nothing we can do about it!

  2. She just touches my heart. I know you feel the same about Star!!!

  3. Meee too..ditto all the above. I love hearing of you and Gracie!

    Although Washahshe mare was bestowed upon me as a last ditch effort to have someone try to ride her...I think we have come HUGE O strides! She has given me some really neat gestures and little by little respect. With her all takes much time..she is like me that way..I do not trust always a bit wary..but good natured in heart. That is her too. We tow quirky mares fit each other!