Just Be

Sometimes it’s nice just to be.

I filled two hay nets and set them to soak.  Then I filled another four, for the night and the morning, taking my time. Despite the strong wind, I could still hear air traffic in the distance.  I sat on the bale of straw behind the field shelter and enjoyed the sunshine, trying not to think of who or what might be being transported over my head.   After a while, I went around to the other side of the field shelter, where the horses were.  I climbed into Aero’s feeder (it’s a giant apple crate) and sat in front of him.

And we spent the next while just being.  No agenda, no questions.

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It’s incredibly comforting, curling up beneath a horse you trust, his head hanging over you.

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I can’t believe how much trust there is between us now.  On Thursday, he made the first tentative steps towards lying down on request.  On Friday, we ‘just were’ together.  Quite contentedly.

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Apart from when he tried…

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…to eat my iPhone.

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I do feel guilty about this little guy, though.

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He kept his distance throughout.  Aero is a grumpy bugger where other horses are concerned.

 

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