Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Enjoy the ride

All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day.
--Author Unknown

Growing up I spent many a summer's day in counseling with my horse, Mr. Ed. Although he was a good listener, I can't necessarily say he was the greatest horse. He was stubborn and really didn't like crossing creeks. Or being ridden for that matter. It's tough for an eleven-year old to tighten up the saddle on a horse that refuses to exhale. But there was one stretch of pasture - way out in a secluded part of our farm - where he loved to run. You had to cross the creek two times in order to get there - which took some coaxing (some counseling, if you will). But whenever we came to that long stretch of trail, he would floor it. I mean he would absolutely fly. Perhaps it was my psychiatrist's way of saying 'Hang on! Let's put it all behind us and enjoy the ride.'

1 comment:

  1. Cool picture, almost like "cameleon horse," blending in with the fall foliage.


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