Wednesday, March 12, 2008
When I turned the horses out in the pasture this morning, they put on quite a show. I tried to capture it with my digital camera, but I kept missing the moments. Siete was like a little girl pretending to be all the things that she’d ever wanted to be.
First, she was an Olympic jumping star, leaping with all four feet so high off the ground that I applauded her. Then, she was a champion reiner, running towards the fence and sliding to a stop. Next, she pranced like a circus pony, rearing and walking on her back legs in a circle around her mother. You could almost hear her shouting, “Look at me, Mom! Look at me!”
Silk started the whole performance by charging at us as I opened the gate to walk in with Siete. She never does that, or at least, not since this time last year. I knew that Spring Fever was finally here. It made my heart soar to watch them. Two happy, healthy horses celebrating a much-needed warm, sunny day.
"A horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music."
Mark Helprin, "A Winter's Tale"