May 26, 2011


Sometimes you come across a moment that truly touches your heart. You stand perfectly still, hardly breathing, watching and savoring every moment.

I knew she was sitting on the top rail spending time with Lilly, one of our Haflinger mares, and I went to talk with her. . .but stopped instead . . .and just watched.

The horse had moved over a bit and I could see exactly what she was doing.

Lilly stood perfectly still, allowing her to braid her mane.  A   moment in which girl and horse were content.
It's that horse connection that stirs our soul and rejuvenates us. To just be. . .in their company is enough.
And there are horses who feel the same way about some people .

Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.  ~author unknown

happy day!

Linked to Farmgirl/Farm Friend and Farm Friday


Phyllis said...

I remember having that same connection with my ponies when I was a kid. It was wonderful.

Bonnie K said...

I'm glad you caught the moment. It is precious. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Ann said...

This was a most beautiful story. I would have given anything to be your little girl when I was her age, my parents never understood the connection, and were city people.

oldgreymare said...

This is a keeper for sure dear girl

Carolyn said...

There are no words...thank you sooo much for sharing such a precious moment.

Teresa said...

How beautiful! I had a wonderful pony as my best friend when I was a teen. It's truly a special relationship.

Patrice said...

My Haffy gelding almost died due to colic a few weeks ago and my second youngest daughter sat there braiding his hair for three hours while we tried to save him (and waited for the vet). Later when I asked why she had to braid his mane while he was so sick, she answered that she knew he would be okay and wanted him to know that too.

marcia said... very very precious. Thank you for sharing that.

happy day!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Beautifully said. One of our daughters (now grown) loves horses. She has four. Beautiful horse and lovely girl.~~Dee

Lori Skoog said...

I know the feeling. Such beautiful communication... Precious for sure.

W-S Wanderings said...

THAT is what I love about the horses. I myself am not interested in riding them. But *being* with them. Communicating with them. SUCH an honour.

What a beautiful moment you have shared here.

Gail said...

Haflingers are wonderful! Great secret shots.