Monday, August 19, 2013

Back at the Ranch...

  There is something so divine and magical about horses that I can't quite put my finger on but the weekend before last is certainly on my list of my top ten favorite memories of this year. My boyfriend Andrew and I drove out east in Long Island to visit a horse ranch and do research for a comic book he is currently illustrating in order to be published. Needless to say, I shot from every angle, all the while hoping not to scare the horses. (thank goodness for daylight and no flashes!)

  Standing at only 5 feet tall and 95 lbs, I'm sure you can imagine how intimidated I was at first approach. I began with a simple hello, as if that were the best introduction with such a gentle giant, then extended my hand for them to smell (canine instincts?) and last I petted their muzzle to create that spiritual connection only horse lovers can understand. It was so intriguing to witness their everyday routine of exercise, feeding and hygiene and perceiving life from different angles. I walked away from this experience feeling so grateful for the abilities that we as humans, too often, take for granted. I hope this post has inspired YOU too to spend a day with horses and show them love and compassion, a most significant quality that is lacking in today's world. 

ps. I had so much fun keeping company with this curious little kitten named Coal!


  1. I love this post! Totally inspired xO

    1. Aww thank you so much!! That makes me happy to know I'm doing right by my readers!! xx <3