Today my hubby and I went out to purchase a neat cupboard that we found on Kijiji. As luck would have it, the lovely lady selling it owned some horses. These horses are called "haflingers". A wonderful, sturdy breed that is rare in these parts.
Before we left our house, I gathered up a couple of apples because I knew there were horses there after speaking with the owner about the cupboard. She mentioned to look for the house with the horses out front. Sigh. Horses are my first love. I was fortunate to have had horses as a young girl. I lived and breathed horses for many years and some of the most happy moments in my life were spent on the back of a horse. My first horse was called "Trigger" and he was a plucky little palomino pony. Next came "Bandit" a lovely pinto horse and as gentle an animal you could ever meet. Oh how I loved them both.
Today was a very good day. I touched and smelled and loved on those horses like there was no tomorrow! Of course, they smelled apples! So, they liked me too.
I think he is smiling....yup, that is a smile alright!
And I am still smiling right now.
"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire." ~ Sharon Ralls Lemmon
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." ~ Winston Churchill