I have the distinct joy of seeing horses in my backyard each day. Unlike their dutiful owners, I don't have to do anything to care for them. Every morning, I see them working, whether it be exercising the horses, cleaning, feeding or mending fences. It's a hard job that's never truly finished. But on this snowy morning around the new year, the work was rewarded. I looked out the window to see Kelly crossing the field on Cash. On such a beautiful morning, the picture of the mounted rider created the perfect scene. I grabbed my camera and ran outside. For a short while, her work became all play, and would probably recharge her for whatever duties would come along soon. Seeing the horses mahogany color created a beautiful contrast against the bright snow. For a minute, I felt jealous, not being able to personally experience the joy as she moved through the white powder. I would learn however, that the joy was also mine in the end as I am able to share the vision with you now. Live for every moment, but relish in the spectacular ones that you're afforded.
Today's blog is dedicated to a friend who loved to play on her horse throughout her childhood in Portland, CT. May this bring back warm memories.