The Start of It All - JUPITER - Lord of Inspiration
is a horse. He is an amazingly beautiful horse. He is a horse of a different color in more
ways than one.
On Bas's birthday, Jupiter gave Bas a pony ride. He took all the leg Bas had to offer and in return
he gave back inspiration and desire. Here, witness the lighting of a flame.
I took a pony ride on Jupiter on Bas's birthday, too, and in so doing, knew immediately
that 30 years was long enough to spend without horses in my life.
...All of which led to ...
The Riding Lessons
Here's Bas, riding his big lesson horse, Magic.
He looks a tad better on him (16.3 hands) than he did on little Jay, who is 15.3.
Another shot of Bas on Magic.
Bas and Magic, heading down to the ring.
Magic is a good old guy who's raised a family
of kids. He's a very slow moving, sweet fellow. He and Bas are enjoying the hot summer day on their way down to the training
Here I am on Buck. Buck's a nice size, and
a really comfortable ride. He's also a very patient teacher.
There are two
wonderful Labs at Wind Fall Farm, a great old guy named Niko, and Lexus. Lexus is a 6 month old puppy
who is one of the funniest dogs I've ever met. She never misses a chance to plotz in a mud puddle.
Lexus in her mud puddle, fully submerged.
Lexus believes that there's
nothing that's as good for your complexion as a good mud bath.
The barns at Wind
Fall from the lower pasture. There's always a lovely breeze at this farm, which all the animals seem to
enjoy. Today, when we walked
with Denise to turn out a horse named Manhattan in the lower pasture, we had Niko, Lexus and one of
the cats for company all the way.