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Reflection

Unpredicted Change Our lives are built on days of repetition.  We wake up and begin our daily actions.  For some it’s exercise, for others, it may be breakfast with the family or rushing to ready for work.  Most of us complete the same tasks at least five days out of the seven in a week. …

The Day “Mr. Blues” Moved

The Move In our last post, we shared the story of relocating Mr. Blues, Mudslinger, and MP’s Bo to their new location.  Today we share a short slide show of the day Mr. Blues was moved. In true character, Mr. Blues departed the horse trailer with his head held high and smelling the freedom of…

Reminiscing 2018

Accomplishments, Changes, and Loss The memories we have from 2018 put a smile on our face. Some make us laugh with joy and others bring tears to our eyes. We call this life! I’ve had the privilege of spending numerous hours with our friend, Bryant.  He’s made me smile, laugh, and has brought a tear…

Kickin’ It

These next few lines are hard for me to write.  Bryant, my mentor, couldn’t contain his fear the other day.  He was throwing his hands and arms in every direction while shrieking like a baby.  He tried running but his back was up against a panel, and he had nowhere to go. I thought I…

The “Band” Plays On

Time Slips By Coffee cup in hand, each morning I would glance out the back window.  I wasn’t expecting to see anything; it was now July, months since I laid eyes on the “Mountain Gang.”  I could only assume our journey together had concluded. I was staying busy with Bryant and my everyday chores.  I…

Our First Christmas

Let me set up the scene for you.  It’s Christmas Day 2017.  It’s one of the colder days we’ve had, but we’re warm inside the house.  Presents have been opened; it is now a little after lunchtime.  I walked into the kitchen and stopped short. Come All Ye Horses It’s the “Moutain Gang!”  They came…

Patience Is A Plus

If you are just joining us and need to catch up, please follow the links below: Part #1:  The “Mountain Gang”                   Part #2:  Identification Please                                       Part #3:  “Mountain Gang” Returns…

Identification Please

Identification Please A few screenshots forwarded to Bryant.  Then I wait, and wait, and wait.  Finally my phone rings, I look down, and Bryant’s face is lighting up the screen. Before he gets “hello” out of his mouth, I’m already asking, “do you recognize any of them?”  My friend doesn’t disappoint; he believes he does. …

The “Mountain Gang”

Introduction Meet “Samson.”  Grulla Stallion, overseer to what I refer to as the “Mountain Gang.”  A band of Mustangs who, over the past ten months, learned to trust me.  Finally welcoming me into their herd, allowing me to gather my stories, learn invaluable lessons, and gain insight into their challenges, vulnerabilities, and stamina. Note the…

The Game

The standard hum-drum of a hot, humid, dull day changes when we hear the clinking of the chain at the gate.  That means a human is about to enter our playground.  Only one thing can take place then.  The game is about to start! Once on our side of the gate, we must welcome the…