Thursday, March 13, 2008


"The old mare watched the tractor work, a thing of rubber and steel, ready to follow the slightest wish of the man who held the wheel. She said to herself as it passed by, 'You gave me an awful jolt, but there's still one thing you can't do, you cannot raise a colt.'"
by George Rupp

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spanish Dancing Horse Video

Found this video on YouTube. It's beautiful!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Foals I've Known

Me & Stormy (Half Arab yearling) 1970

Commanche (grade pinto), Morning Star (1/2 Arab x pony) & Me, 1972

Paint colt, 1-day old (born on my 50th birthday)

Flash, Sunny (Half Arab yearlings) & Me, 1970

Benny (Welsh Pony yearling) 1970

"The Foal" poem

I'll lend you for a little while my grandest foal, HE said.

for you to love while he's alive and mourn when he is dead.

It may be one or twenty years, or days or months, you see,

but will you, till I take him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,

you'll have treasured memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,

but there are lessons taught on earth I want this foal to learn.

I've looked the wide world over In my search for teachers true.

And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, with trust, I've chosen you.

Now will you give him total love, not think the labor vain,

nor hate me when I come here to take him back again?

I know you'll give him tenderness and love will bloom each day,

and for the happiness you've known, forever grateful stay.

But should I come and call for him much sooner than you'd planned,

you'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and someday, understand.

(Author unknown)

Monday, March 3, 2008