Thinking about Jed today, and how long ago it seems; already more horses in his spaces, new ones in need, constantly changing the landscape of the farm. The sun is shining, casting long violet shadows of grazing horses on the snow. Life continues, as it will. But I am thinking of Jed, and others suffer by comparison. I miss him, and am still so sad that he could not be saved.
This was taken 11 months ago, Jed was just here a few weeks then, and our hopes were still rising, with his spirits….
A word about Attachment;
As I haltered and walked Bo up the path and to the gate, he was curious. Gracie followed close behind. As I took him through the gate, he was more attentive, and Gracie was blocked from following. As we moved farther away, in front of the barn and towards the trailer, he nickered back. Gracie, now concerned, considered how to go through, under, or over the fencing, but could not, so she called instead. And called, as Bo and I went to the trailer. He did not want to leave. I’m not saying we are ‘all that’, but we have been home to him, and trailers have never meant anything good to Bo. We don’t know how many homes he has left, but now there is one more. Bo hesitated, and then obediently loaded, but was shaking. We could both hear Gracie calling. While I feel that this move is a great chance for Bo to get more concentrated care, it saddens me. Horses form such strong bonds. Their hearts feel the same sorrow, fear and loneliness of ours. And the same LOVE. I so wish that other people, horse caretakers, would see this. So that fewer hearts might ache….