Hello Friend's of Dharma!
Here is Bumble Bee taking riding lessons on her
Here is a Mama story.
When Mama was small
she lived in the country.
Her neighbor who
lived up this old country road with
big maple trees and rambling stone walls,
Mama was in love,
AT FIRST SIGHT!
This pony would graze out in the field, with the cows.
It was very funny to see him out there.
At one time she thought to jump up on his back ride off into the sunset.
And so on one bright sunny summer day
she jumped up onto his back
and off he galloped
with her hanging onto his mane.
And then off he bucked her
This however did not dissuade her.
The pony's owner often called him a
because he would come racing down
the rock cliff embankment on his property,
at full tilt.
Since that time
She dreamed about them.
She read every single book she could find about ponies, and of course horses.
Her favorite read as a 11 year old was "The Ginger Horse".
And of course
She also loved "Misty of Chincoteague".
One year she and Papa and auntie Heather
even got to see
CHINCOTEAGUE PONY ROUND UP
down in Virginia.
Mama's very first horse was
This appaloosa baby
BUCK AND RUN.
One lovely afternoon,
after a reasonable walk through
an autumn forest, she decided,
HAH, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
And off she went,
BUCKING AUNTIE KELLY OFF HER BACK,
NEIGHING HA, HA, HA,
Mama and Auntie Kelly
who THEN chased her
through the woods and out the valley and down the road to
Grandmother's house, oh sorry, I meant home.
And then there was Socks.
Socks was a paint cob pony.
She was low to the ground
so she was so smooth getting up onto her.
SHE WAS A WILD CHILD TOO!
Socks did not like to get her feet in water,
just weren't paying attention
and walked into a stream while you were riding her,
she would gallop
all the way out,
with you bouncing all the way out.
Now Bilbo is a miniature horse.
Mama fell in love with him
he had that roly poly shape
that a Shetland pony would have.
WAY TOO SMALL
for any of us to ride,
BUT WE LOVE HIM ANYWAY.
Here he is
WHAT HE LOVES BEST.
You can see him here,
one MORNING IN THE GARDEN
ENJOYING THE SUMMER FEAST.
Hope you like the pictures
and our stroll
down memory lane.
Chell Sommese is a retired teacher.