Begin each day by acknowledging the abundance of good in your life.
The third book of poetry! Writing, living, loving, breathing, and of course all the animals have come together poetically in this next book. I hope you enjoy!
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Let the Blind Horse Lead
Billy. He's a Quarter Horse, a big blue roan.
Handsome. Everyone says so.
He is somewhere between the age of 13 and 20;
we don't know for sure, and it really doesn't matter.
He came to us a year ago from South Dakota,
but his origins are in Wyoming. He was a ranch horse.
I bet he was a darn good one, too.
I'm quite sure he knows more about ranching
than I ever will. He's seen things, been there.
He's patient, smart, willing, strong.
He is kind.
He's also blind.
Yet, Billy and I trail ride, do obstacle courses,
participate in clinics, even work cows.
We also visit residents at nursing homes
and independent living facilities.
He lets people in wheelchairs touch his face,
pet him, tell him their stories and their fears.
We listen a lot.
When other horses, whether young or inexperienced,
have an issue on the trail, in a spooky spot,
or with uncertainty, Billy always steps in,
calmly, with the sureness of a Zen master,
to lead the way. We laugh and say,
"Let the blind horse lead," and he does.
Billy teaches me and others about faith,
hope and love. About life in the present moment.
And, most importantly, about trust.
Billy isn't necessarily the horse I wanted,
but Billy is most certainly the horse I needed.
I am his eyes, his guide.
He is my horse, my teacher.
Together, we're having some incredible adventures.
Oh yes, let the blind horse lead!
This is my home. Page.
Many things are happening in the coming days, months, year.
Dogs to be walked, held and loved. Horses to be trained and ridden. Cats to be loved.
Poems to be written.
Books to be created.
Look around. Stay in touch. I'm grateful you are here.