The horse ...
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and from it created the horse, saying,
"I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou shalt fly without wings. and conquer without sword; oh horse."
Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you the horse.
"The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace ulike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back."
At it finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of the other's very well-being.
While time will fade,
the ones left on your heart, will never disappear.
aka Meradas Truckin Chex
Bert suffered a career limiting injury while in Arizona this winter. We did our best to help him recover but the damage was just too severe.
He was a gentle soul and Ian's main mount. A handy ranch horse, he was also a Versatility Ranch Horse competitor, a Reined Cow Horse, a cutter and a valued turn back horse. Bert loved his pasture mates and took great care of them.
His gentle nuzzling over the fence to remind us of mealtime, his anxious calls for his friends, out for a ride, his steady care of children on trail rides - all of these traits will be deeply missed.
He was a huge presence in the barn and in our hearts.
We hope that he is running free, enjoying lush, green pasture and sparkling, mountain streams with amiable companions, awaiting our arrival.