Sunday, July 27, 2014

five-year anniversary

view of Avery Pond from our last ride, turtle posing on the log in the center

I didn't ride today. It was 103 and muggy with smoke from nearby fires. Today I let Major just be. And remembered five years ago when I brought home a too young, too tall bay gelding, with one white foot and a funny blaze with a spot. 

spot the blaze, the one a kid said was his "go" button

He's still too tall, and far from perfect, but he's mine, all his faults...OUR faults, and good things too. 

he would eat till he popped if I let him

He was just happy to be turned out for a bit in the overgrown pasture. I don't think his head ever lifted, except when I whistled. 

In some stories he'd whinny and come running out of love for me. The love for grass won out, he looked at me and put his head back down. And that's ok.  That's my Major.


  1. Aww, happy 5 years! I have had the same with my Blazer boy now, it's amazing how much triumph and sorrow and excitement and disappointment and joy can be packed into each and every year we are lucky enough to have these special horses in our lives.

    To many more!

    1. exactly. It's hard to remember when I didn't have all the craziness that is horses in my life, but there had to be a time, right? I remember that you and Blaze have almost the same anniversary, but you've significantly added onto your horse family since then too!

      All a grand adventure.

  2. Five years of some great memories... congrats!

  3. Thanks for the reminder that our lives are better with our horses than without them:)

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