If there is one thing that life with animals teaches you, it is to accept the cycles of life. Life begins, life ends, and in between there are many difficult decisions. Those lessons will always repeat, as your life with animals goes on – but sometimes they seem to come at an accelerated rate. Just … More Goodbye, little Sir Echo
I got Roxie out to work her, on one of those evenings when I’d had a very long day at work. The light was waning, so I was just going to do a ‘down and dirty’ lunge session with her – fulfill my duty for the evening, as it were. As I got her clipped … More Like sex without foreplay!
I will be the first to admit that I do not have the ideal situation for my horses. It is a small property with a rickety old-style perimeter fence. I have heard from many, online, who say that people like me should not keep horses. In their view, if you cannot offer them at least … More Branch Day!
My mother was down with food poisoning. Though nearly an octogenarian, she was not content to handle it curled up in a blanket on the couch, as most people even decades younger than her would. No, instead she was dragging herself out to feed snacks to horses, and texting me complaints about not being “made … More Enjoying each other’s company
Recently, Coffee was on some turnout time in the arena. My mother went to bring him in, and he was watching calmly from the corner; but, when she neared the gate, he galloped a small circle, threw in a buck, and stood looking at her expectantly. He was clearly asking, “Come play with me?” … More “Come play with me?”
One of my earliest memories of going to the movies was waiting in line to see Dr. Dolittle (1967). I remember feeling excited to see the film, clutching a little Dr. Dolittle wallet to put my ticket stub in. Even as a small child, I was captivated by the idea of being able to talk … More Talk to the animals?