“It’s All About the Horses”
Today is “Feel Good Sunday” and historically we publish a story that is meant to recharge your batteries and build some sort of spiritual unity before we launch off into fighting the battle for the safety, health and well being of American equines on the following day. This day such a story was hard to come by so we have looked into the mirror and have the following to share.
Yesterday Terry and I took the bulk of the day off to play with our own equine charges here at Laughing Horse Ranch. Yes, I actually managed to keep my buddy Moose between the ground and me and that is always a good thing. But we were also celebrating the 6-year anniversary of when Terry and I rode atop our horse children through the streets of downtown Houston, while representing the Houston Airport Rangers, for the opening parade of the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show. It was an experience that we shall never forget.
And yesterday, 3,000 horses and mules overtook the streets of Houston as the same ceremony reoccurred. Not being real rodeo enthusiasts but instead we have always cherished and enjoyed the weeks long trail rides that re-enact and make their way into downtown Houston every year prior to the Rodeo’s start. Since 1938 horses and mules have ruled the roads of Houston and yesterday the equines took charge once more.
Terry and I stayed up late last night to watch all of the video and news on the parade and it, of course, sent me back to the place where I miss my equine mentor, teacher and the horse who taught me to listen, Ethan. It was he who carried me before the cheering crowds besides Terry on her rescued Brazilian Mongalarga Marchador, Apache. The memories will never fade nor will the hoof prints on my heart ever dissipate or diminish.
Yesterday the weather was stellar; a clear and beautiful 68 degrees but when we rode it was cold and raining so no video or pictures exist. All that remains in tribute to my great friend is footage from our Blackberry commercial but even that speaks to his patience as I, yes, text and talk while on horseback.
Have a good Sunday, everyone; we leave you with amateur video of yesterday’s parade and footage of Ethan and today you might not find us on our computers or phones but instead, we just may be out hugging a horse or two as we plan to play with our ponies.
Keep the faith and we love ya’ll.
For Local News Coverage Click (HERE)
- RodeoHouston kicks off with parade, barbecue contest (khou.com)
- Rodeo parade two-steps into town (click2houston.com)