This was my horse, Sam - a photo of a photo, taken some time in the early 80's. And that, believe it or not, is yours truly on him. I was a very inexperienced rider, as can be seen by the slack in the reins. I never had to urge him to jump. He seemed to love it. Mostly, I just tried my best not to be a hindrance. Still, if I had it to do over again, I don't think I would have jumped him at all, but at the time, I really had no clue about a lot of things. Jean quoted Maya Angelou in one of her posts: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Comforting thought. More about Sam another day.And this is Bill's fine work in the back yard. He has kept a path cleared for Black Jack, ever since the snow began. She has a great time, running around the perimeter. He's also taken her for a walk every afternoon, and she has learned to love the snow. I would never have predicted that in a million years. Thanks, Bill!
The snow scenery is beautiful, but I would give a lot for rain right now. My bike waits in that little building on the right. I wonder if it's lonely.