. . . I know I'm pretty darn lucky working in schools and getting to live by a school schedule. So winter break is coming to an end, tomorrow back to work. I like knowing that regardless of how busy or intense my job might be, I have a herd of friends who move through their day within a pattern that resonates with ancient rhythms. And no matter where I am a part of my heart, touched by these horses, moves with them through the sun, shadow, and connection of their
Whenever Red sees me, his head pops up and he makes a bee line for me. He is so cute! I just love this horse.
Fino and Sooten are two old freinds. Sooten is crippled from long ago intentional injuries from a malicious person. He moves around the pasture taking tiny steps. Fino keeps him company and stands by him when the other horses become too rough.
I've never seen anyone come to visit Steamer. He is slowly (months) developing a relationship with me. Here he is letting me know that Lena is a bit too close in his personal space.
Red loves it when I enter his world. He hangs with me, sometimes not letting the other horses near. Here he is standing with his head next to Lyra's flank, he waited like this while I talked to her and hugged her. He might not have been too happy about it, but he didn't budge to interfere. I believe that he realizes that she is part of our little herd of two. My sweeties, Red and Lyra.
But he did not hesitate to let Rickie know he was TIRED of having all the other horses wanting to be with me.
Bay mare is not doing too well. She is a TB who is younger than Lyra, but no one ever comes to care for her. One reason I like to walk in the general pasture is I get to see how all the horses are doing. Sometimes I worry that no one else does. Her condition has really deteriorated over the last few weeks. Yesterday I talked with a couple of other boarders about her. We will be talking with the manager. We intend to see that she gets some help.
Rickie is one of the sweetest horses in the GP herd. Another wonderful boy who never gets a visit from his human. He has "pocket pony" written all over him.
And it takes very little to make him smile.
The day was one of those rare winter days with incredibly clear, warm sunlight. Many horses got cozy and took long winter sunbaths.