Saturday, March 13, 2010

Morning Symphony

This morning I felt a call to go to the horses as the sun and morning mists were rising. It was one of those times when I was able to let in more of the beauty that is available in each moment.

Please join me for a couple of minutes in the pasture to hear the symphony.

Today is the birthday of Xanadu. She was an Anglo-Trakehner mare that I was lucky enough to first come into relationship with when I was 13 and she was a yearling.

I trained her myself and she took me through my "B" Pony Club rating as well as to the California Dressage Society junior championships two years in a row.

I lost her to EPM when she was only 9. I am grateful for the love and patience she shared with me.

Looking back at those pictures and comparing them to what is important to me today seems like worlds apart. The thread that connects the person I was then and who I am now is that I haven't stopped looking for how to understand and communicate. The difference is that now I listen more astutely to the horses and a quiet feeling within.

I will post more of the morning's adventures later today.


  1. Your horses are fortunate to have such a nice place to live!

  2. Hi Stormy - I've enjoyed catching up on your blog - love the little video clips, and, of course, the pictures and all your sharings. I particularly like your morning symphony video - so peaceful - I've always loved bird songs. There was a time when my summer work schedule was such that I would visit Cookie at 2am in the morning for grooming and yard grazing. The magic of that time spent together is beyond words.