"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grounding & Dreaming

It's no secret when I need time to destress from the realities of life, I go into my barn :)
Something about burrying yourself in the mane of the horse is so intoxicating.....
Unless you don't care for the smell of a horse, but then, how weird would that be! Who doesn't love the smell of a horse - I digress.....

These horses, I am so lucky to have them in my life. In my backyard.
I am so lucky that they understand the time constraints I am now under, being a new mom.
But when I do have the time to smother myself into them, they soak up every second.
Last night was one of those nights.

The mini's wanted none of it actually - they were more content with their hay. Apollo could have taken it or left it, and as I attempted to spend some QT time with him, this beauty anxiously awaited her turn! She is so obvious - she just LOVES to be loved.

Look at those kind eyes. If you have read Linda Tellington Jone's book, Getting in Touch, you would be able to read so much about Gypsy just by this picture. And if you haven't read it, and you are a horse person, I highly suggest you do!

There is something so grounding about being with my horses, yet so magical.
Horses allow you to pursue your dreams. Reading that just now makes no sense, but in my head, to me, it does.

I love that my nieces & nephews love the horses. I hope my son does too!
My nephew, Benny, he has a special connection with the horses already. I can see this. And I can't wait to help him progress with it!

I had someone ask me the other day how smart a horse really is. They were honestly just wondering as they had no knowledge of them. I laughed to myself. No matter how much I tried to explain how brilliant they really are, you will never understand until you experience it yourself.

These horses are wonderful creatures. Be still and watch, you will see.

Horses can't talk, but they can speak if you listen.
-Author Unknown


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great post! Your horses sound wonderful!!

Unknown said...

that gave me chills. I have that connection with one of my dogs. its something very few people get. Animals are amazing creatures.

Kim said...

I get it. The smell, the soft eyes, everything. You're talking horse language, a new language I am learning and loving.

Our trainer comes today to evaluate our progress. I hope Bobbi and I do well.

Rachel said...

Aw! I miss the sensation of burying my face in a horse's mane. And having the horse wrap his large head and neck around my shoulders and "hug" me back. You are indeed lucky!! I do hope Lillian gets Mama's love of horses. I can already see her in her little helmet and hunt coat and breeches.

Camille said...

Such a beautiful post! I get the same feeling smelling a horse as i do when I bury my face into my daughter's hair. It is pure love! I get the same feeling with my dogs, also, but they don't smell as good. ;) But that is pure love, too! You are blessed with some beautiful animals!

Camille said...

You are blessed with such beautiful animals! Pure love!

Wendy said...

what a great post. Horses are so incredibly beautiful. We used to have a small farm across the street from where i grew up and we'd always make time to go see them.