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Spring Music on the Farm

>> Monday, April 4, 2011

My granddaughter Alexa, friend Holly, and I decided to take a ride around the farm. The ground was still squishy under our horses' feet, but the squish was a good squish. A chill in the early spring air was soon forgotten as we roamed around the vast acres of pastures. In the summer they would be filled with hay, but now they were wide open for riding. Alexa felt as free as the whistling wind and asked Tantra to gallop. It was not my intention to follow, but Tango wanted to keep up with Tantra, so that's exactly what we did. The sound of Alexa laughing as I begged her to stop (half-heartedly) was music to my ears. Spring music. As we walked up the path towards the barn Chuck was waiting there with his video camera.


video

It was the perfect timing for him to open the gate for us to the outdoor arena so we could ride in a confined area before we called it a day. Just a little more cantering. A little more music from the horses' hooves on the soft ground. And a little more wind to remind us of the melody of the wonderful season that had not quite blossomed enough to burst into an entire orchestra of sound .


Though the video is far from artistically perfect, my guess is you can hear the same spring music that we heard on our lovely ride in the early spring.

6 comments:

Gloria April 5, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

Awesome! You must have felt so wonderful!

Tweedles -- that's me April 5, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

Oh what a beautiful ride.. more memories.
Horses, blue sky,, smiles... pretty barns,!
Good times!
love
tweedles

Benny and Lily April 5, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

wow, beautiful. Riding sure looks like lots of fun
Benny & Lily

Suka April 6, 2011 at 1:34 AM  

What beautiful horses! And lovely property! I could not think of a better way to spend a Spring day!

K and Suka

GAIL April 7, 2011 at 11:42 PM  

Oh what a wonderful post. I could almost feel myself there with you riding thru the fresh spring fields. Thank you for that.
Gail, Mistaya and Maggie

Peggy Frezon April 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

Something about the sound of the clomp clomp of horses hooves has always been peaceful to me!

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