Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Promise Made part 1

On Saturday when I went to see Lily she walked away from me. I knew she was disappointed. I hadn't been around for a while. I wondered if she noticed all the things we had taken. Her water trough and hose. Her saddle rack and brushes. I wondered if she presumed that she was being left behind.

I know. Seems silly.

Tomorrow, I told her, I will be coming for you. We will be picking up a new friend for you, then you'll be at a new barn. Then I will see you everyday.

She looked skeptical.

The next morning she ran to me. The mare in the herd tried to keep Lily back, but it was the weirdest thing. Lily looked right at me, stood her ground with the mare, wouldn't break my gaze. She was ready to go.

It freaks me out how this horse seems to understand everything I say. And holds me to it.

She loaded right up and we headed north to pick up our new horse.

Meet Cotton. More about him in part 2...

5 comments:

Kate said...

Very exciting - can't wait to hear more . . .

Dan and Betty said...

Beautiful picture of Lily. Looking forward to meeting the new ones.

Dan

Grey Horse Matters said...

Oh this will be so much fun. You'll get to see the horses and be with them more. I'm sure Lily will love her new home and her new friend. Tell us more about Cotton and how you found him. Good luck with everything!

Allenspark Lodge said...

I would bet my life that my horses know exactly what I'm saying - before I say it - as the thought crosses my mind. The words just come out of my mouth so MY ears can hear them and hold me to it!
Bionic Cowgirl

Wolfie said...

I agree. I think they understand what you are saying. It took no time at all to "train" Gem to verbal requests - come, wait, etc. Cotton looks handsome.....