Breeze carries a leaf swirling
Touches down at rest
Art Prescription: My sweet Finn was amazing today. Horses are sentient beings.
We sat together and he put his muzzle on my head as if to say I know you are sad and I’m here for you.
And a new horse to the farm
Sweat rolls down my back.
Art Prescription: A wonderfully busy day at Blue Skies today! I drove out early hoping to get their before Bodie, the new horse, arrived on a trailer. It was shaping up to be an exciting morning around the barn. Of course Max, the barn cat, was asleep with his legs dangling in the back room.
Bodie arrived and even with all the activity, he got off the trailer cool, calm, and collected. The fact that horses live in the moment is demonstrated over and over again.
So I thought we all might need an ice-cream cone:
8 1/2 x 11 paper painting with watercolor and pen and ink:
Gently takes from hand
His soft muzzle, chews, juicy
Art Prescription: I love sharing an apple with my horse Finn. I take a bite and then offer him a bite. After a ride and grooming this ritual is so nice. Good boy!!
Index card with watercolor and colored pencil:
Window to the soul
A place you gaze when in love
Where you find the truth.
Art Prescription: I did this sketch one night in bed. Added colored pencil just now.
Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:
Like the Eagle’s song
I’m pushing it to limits
With color and marks.
Art Prescription: Thinking last nights painting was a bit dull, I went back into it with color, graphite, and colored pencil. Could be just emotion…
At the sideline, I
Watch her canter through the field
I’m jealous and proud.
Art Prescription: This beautiful young lady rides my horse Finn on Tuesdays. She loves him. Today I watched her ride and felt both a sense of true pride to see my beautiful horse move, and I have to admit, jealousy. It’s okay though, it’s a win-win, and is super good for him. He OF COURSE! knows I’m his momma and loves me MORE. LOL, Sweet boy…
When a clip-clop-clip
A knicker, and hay chomping
Soothe your heart and soul.
Art Prescription: Doing ground-work today with Finn I was reminded how much I love the sound of his hooves taking step after step. He knickers at me as I approach his paddock, surely food related, but I like to believe it’s because he looks forward to our time together as much as I do.
Finn in the Buttercups iPhoto:
Give themselves away, first glance
All with their aura.
Art Prescription: So I recently went with a friend of mine to a psychic camp-fire. It was interesting. Before I went I was talking with a friend and told him I would not mention anything about horses. He said, “She will know.”
Playfully I got to thinking what is it that might give us modern horsewomen away?
- We will ruin a manicure in a minute
- Our toes always look good for yoga
- We do shave our legs, mostly, especially if we also swim
- We talk about sheaths; we clean sheaths
- We buy sunscreen year round
- We like hats
- We go grocery shopping in riding pants, heck we do everything in riding pants
- We have a chiropractor and a massage therapist on speed-dial, especially for our horses
- We have strong arms and legs
- We pay more for our horse’s shoes than our own
- We own multiple pairs of boots: muck, paddock, riding
- We have a therapist, but rarely need them
- We know that a trip to the barn is a cure for just about everything
- We have partners who support our passion
- We are totally, wholly, big-time, real and authentic!!!
I would love you to add to my list! Even if your passion is something other than horses. Please add what you find so joyful this holiday season!!
Running down a dream
You know perfect bliss right then
Some least expected.
Art Prescription: Sometimes what we are searching for is delivered to us without asking.
Index card with collage, pen and ink, and colored pencil: