This weeks blog is in honor of my Mother, Adelia Ramey.  She wrote this Poem, Years ago and is the Author of it. Posting this so its correct source can be known, and yes she has both written and internet evidence that it is hers original work. :)

Always there are the horses.

I ride because I rode as a child when life was
simpler and somehow more complete. Only the whiff of a
clean horse is needed to remind of days gone by.


For always there have been the horses.


I ride because of all the great horse souls who have
shared their lives with me and taught me more than I
can say. Their names and faces flash before me as old
friends. I ride because of all the horses I shall
never ride. Those I have watched and marveled at from
afar for all their grace and beauty. This, the stuff of a
child's dream, the kind that doesn't die with time.


Always there are the horses.


I ride because the seasons call to me. Each unique in
its appeal and all quite frequently best viewed from
the back of a favorite horse. I ride because of all
things; horses are my passion. They inspire and
encourage, energize, and challenge in ways I cannot
explain to the uninitiated. I ride because of the
rush of stretching oneself just a bit farther today than
before, both mind and body.


Always there are the horses.


I ride because of those briefest of spans when the
partnership comes to full promise. When the path
twists and barriers fall, each footfall is measured
and balanced between the two as a dance.
There are no others, only this moment and this single step to ride.
The memories of those times stand vivid in my mind to
be recalled with all the freshness of the day at will
and in times less grand.


But if I must choose, I ride because I have dreams
yet to live. I ride because I have dreams yet to have;
and what exactly they will be tomorrow I cannot say,
but always there will be the horses. -
Adelia Ramey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Grey Horse, Native Warrior.  By

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Horse Horse Hair Pottery Memorial, Adele Young helped me create one for my mother a few years ago had to include! wyopotter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Horse Pendant Necklace, Bone Emeralds By Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Lithuanian coin earrings made by

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Photography "Fierce Grace" By Tony Stromberg

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Thrown Horse Vase made by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Horse and gypsy sculpture in marble by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk Scarf Running Horses by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Native Horse Pedant by Untamed Rose

Angel Horse Pendant Necklace, Blue Jasper Gemstone

Comments

Wow!

Wow, what a wonderful poem bu your Mom. I could almost smell and feel a horse reading the so very descriptive words. I, too, have had a long love affair with horses ever since I first sat on one at 4 years old. I, too revisit the memories of the horses that have graced my life and hope one day to be able to afford some acreage so I can have another (and a donkey). A heart felt post, Breanna. Am honored you included my necklace - thank you. Will share far and wide.

Horses

Beautiful and moving! thank you for sharing your mother poem with us :*

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