Whenever I visit Silk, a horse that has a pasture across from a local park in town, I feel so serene. This horse is twenty-five years old and survived Hurricane Floyd. She swam out of her flooded pasture, as some folks who lived in a house near her pasture, unlatched her gate. Every time I visit her, I think of her swimming in her flooded 3 acre pasture. She defines grace. She loves apples and carrots too. Her owner works as an accountant for a business across the street from my house.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill
The only negative is there are many fire ant hills. In fact, on this trip my son was digging in one of them thinking he had discovered a great dirt/sand pile. Thankfully, he did not get bit. I actually took him out here when he was a baby and just learning to walk and he didn’t get bit, even though he was barefoot.
“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” – Sharon Ralls Lemon