I just did something that was so good for my soul that I had to tell you about it. For the past week, we’ve had visitors from the West Coast. My husband’s sister and her two children have never been to the East before so it’s been very exciting for them. We’ve had a whirlwind of trips to New York City and other famous New England attractions. I’ve cooked and cooked and cooked. Today, my husband took the gang into New York again, but I stayed home.
I’ve been pretty busy and quite tired all day. After I fed the horses their dinner, I focused on how incredibly dirty Siete was. She’s been rolling in the mud and shedding and her white 7 blaze was so dusty that it was grey. I got out the grooming gear and while the horses ate their hay, I started with the shedding blade. We settled into a very satisfying rhythm. I could see how good it felt when I used the red soft rubber “grooma” to curry the dirt out of their mane and faces.
It was quiet except for the munching of hay, and the afternoon light was so soft and hinted of summer. After all the running around and worrying about people, just relaxing with my horses was exactly what I needed. I stood for a while after I finished, just leaning against each of them and resting together. I can’t remember the last time I did that. It’s been months. The bonus is that they both look lovely. I can tell that they feel better, less itchy and no longer burdened by that old winter fur coat.
The only problem is that I can’t show you how pretty they look because my husband took the camera with him.