I only took one picture today. It was as I was walking down to visit the horses in the dusk. The trees were standing silently with a glow about them. This picture doesn't capture what I saw but maybe it can be a reminder of this moment.
As I arrived in the pasture, JD was feeding them. I am so lucky to have someone willing and able to feed and watch out so closely for the horses. I spent many years with the responsibility of daily care for up to 13 horses at a time. I have found over the past few months that by allowing someone else to take over the daily care of my three charges, I am able to come and go at different times and investigate a connection that feels less like a worried mother and more like an explorer.
I sat on a rock and watched Sundance eat her grain while Sunny nosed around waiting for Sundance to get distracted so he could run over and snatch some of his favorite treats, COB (a grain mixture of corn, oats and barley). When Sundance returned, Sunny boldly jumped up and down and snapped his jaws at her, looking like a mini-lightweight boxer trying to get a jab in at an elephant. I growled at him and he obligingly bounded away.
There is a slowness to most of what horses do. It is a refreshing reminder of a gift that nature holds in trust for those of us who have sped up beyond what nature intended.