4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses

4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses
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Monday, 23 October 2017

Zero Fucks

Lately, our family has been facing some real challenges. But, knowing that we will face them again once the saddle is put away, the bridle hung up, & the horses turned out, at this very moment... I give zero fucks for any of it.
When my boots are in the irons, all the rest falls away.
I hear only the squeak of leather, the rustle of dogs in the brush, & the soughing of wind in the trees.
I smell the scents of Autumn... those final, small desperate blooms & half-eaten wrinkled berries.
I feel the warmth & comfort of my heart horse, Padre...
& the rhythm of his hoof beats soothes me.
I see our small piece of the world between his ears, & I am humbled to tears.
THIS is how my Soul is recharged.

Right now, I don't give a rats' patootie for all but just these moments.
The only question: Is the sunset more gloriously framed on Padres' right, or on his left?

8 comments:

  1. I get it. There is so much happiness looking between those ears--everything else pales. Why aren't we on horseback 24/7??

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    1. Probably because we have to dismount to pee anyways...

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  2. I think that the ear does not matter as much as the view. :) Life can be stupidly hard some times. I don't know how people who don't ride manage.

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    1. Stupidly hard - indeed.
      Drink? Hard drugs? Meditation?
      Luckily, we have horses to help us cope.

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  3. Well, I was gonna say "race you to the tree" under Linda's comment, but - that's not the point. I don't get why everything has to be SO damn hard, but I do know that whatever, wherever, and with whomever, it is worth going through. I am so sorry you are facing such hard challenges. I too am thankful for horses like your Padre, who glow in the sun regardless of which side. Love his crazy windblown mane, and all the wonder seen & felt between his ears. Recharge, and recharge often friend. Just remember, it's a beautiful mess - and we are all in it together.

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    1. A beautiful mess... I like that Aurora, Thanks.

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  4. There’s nothing as good for the soul than being in the saddle and feeling the peace and calm of being with our horses. That pathway through the birch trees is just beautiful. It makes you wonder why can’t life be as beautiful all the time instead of full of hardships and pain. If only we could ride more...

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    1. Mr Shoes sometimes sees me struggling & tells me to 'hit the trail'; he calls our riding trails my 'path to salvation' & he's not wrong.

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