The Joy of Horses

Riding through dappled woodland carpeted with flowering bluebells on a sunlit
   spring day,
a winding path carved by footprints through fragrance and indigo colour showing
  the way,
a golden brown pheasant causes a startled shy when beside you it decides to take
  evasive flight,
the peace of a morning ride in the tranquil stillness of dawn bathed in rays of metallic
   gold sunlight.

The pure exhilaration of a windswept gallop along the wet sand of a deserted
   winter beach,
shadowed indentations of sandy hoof prints following, only the waves of high tide
  will reach,
loping across the undulating golden stubble of a harvested wheat field, a solitary
  brown hare,
the timeless sight of a long legged newborn foal upon first standing being lovingly 
    tended by brood mare.

The elegance and collected power in elevated trot displayed by the classical 
     movement of Passage,
the attention to detail in polished black top hat and coat tails that is the essence
  of dressage,
the simple pleasure of watching a loose horse roll and play with flowing mane and
tail hair,
speed and power combine with joy and beauty, breathing white plumes in the frosty
  morning air.

Rugged, booted and gleaming, the mane plaited with white thread, ready to travel to
 a local show,
after an early start and long day competing in different classes, coming home with a 
   ribbon rosette glow,
the natural beauty of the horse, whether a Thelwell, Shire, Arab or donkey,
   it’s inherent spirit and grace,
the love of all horses  is within even as a young child , always in the heart
it has a special place.

In loving memory of Jane Farthing 1929 – 2017

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