EQUINE CANADA AND B.H.S. CERTIFIED available at your facility or Whispergreen Farm

horses, riding

........ AS JUNIOR WAS BORN AND TRAINED BY JULIE, below, WE ARE REMINDED THAT LIFE IS A CYCLE, AND EDUCATION IS THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT WE CAN GAIN AND SHARE WHILE WE ARE ON THIS EARTH...

 

WHETHER GALLOPING CROSS COUNTRY WITH THE WIND WHISTLING AND THE RHYTHM OF THE HOOFBEATS OR PRANCING IN A MUSICAL RIDE, (musical ride, below, Pal O'Mine and Harvest Gold at front with two twelve year old students of Julie up...)

OUR LIVES REMAIN FULL OF THE SPECIAL HARMONIES OF MAN AND BEAST...

"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes".
Henry V , Shakespeare

Julie, below, with a special horse that reached age 31 in Michigan, working out her days for handicapped children.  Julie was 21...

and exactly 25 years later Julie hugs another super-star.  Holly, the Welsh grey who gave riding lessons and pony rides to tiny tots for all 36 of her years in the Highlands of Scotland.

 

Look, when a painter would surpass the life,
In limning out a well-proportion’d steed,
His art with nature’s workmanship at strife,
As if the dead the living should exceed;
So did this horse excel a common one,
In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone.

Round-hoof’d, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long,
Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostril wide,
High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong,
Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide:
Look, what a horse should have he did not lack,
Save a proud rider on so proud a back.

Venus and Adonis (289-301), Shakespeare

 

  R. I. P., my lovelies...

and for the rest of us, let us never

take for granted what we already

 

 have been gifted.