I'm So Fortunate

One of my strongest childhood memories is of sitting in the auction house bleachers, crossing my fingers & holding my breath as my grandfather bid on my first little bay pony, Cupid.

Even before then, I had always desired to be surrounded by horses. Like many young girls, I had wished on every birthday candle & every star, every year.

Much later on, through good luck & timing, I was privileged to spend a number of years working in racetrack backstretches. The racetrack was exactly  the place to live & breathe horses - 24/7/364. 

I've been lucky to have had a few really  good mentors. Some lessons came easy while some were hard won, but all of them stuck. 

Most of all, I am grateful to Cupid & to every other horse I've loved over the years - the ones I owned & the ones I was paid to care for - because every single one of them taught me something that I regularly put to use.

Winston Churchill said,

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

I couldn't agree more. 

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