An excerpt from R.T. Fitch‘s book ~ Straight from the Horse’s Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss and Hope “First published on SFTHH in 2009 this tale rings as true today as it did then. For me it brings back memories of friends I have lost yet […]
“We have annually posted Ace’s letter since 2012 and most regrettably, Ace no longer walks this earth and graces us with his physical presence; but his thoughts and insights continue to impact us as much today as when he first started touching the heart of our good friend, […]
“Over the years I have attempted not to broadcast when and where I was as a worked a career which centered on international travel. Our book was born while I worked in Cabinda, Angola and even the book contains a story, a true one, written while I was in Nigeria. Two years ago, this Christmas, I was in a rural mountain town in Sichuan Province, China called Nanba.
It is somewhat heart-tugging being away for the holidays but over the years I gradually learned to make the best of where I was. In 2015 my buddy, a few of my Chinese friends and a lone Phillappino with a saxophone launched a plan to mezmorize the children of the town. Santa (me) would walk among the streets of Nanba on Christmas and pass out reflective bracelets, for safety, and little hair do-dads to the town’s children. Most of the children had never seen a tall white haired and bearded westerner before let alone Santa Clause, so we set forth to walk among them as the slideshow documents.
Now before you say what does this have to do with equines I would like to point out the Terry and I have never had two legged children but have always had a house/ranch/farm full of the four legged type. So certain nuances and perks of having mini-duplicates of ourselves have escaped us but two years ago today, I had the eye opening experience of looking into the eyes of these beautiful children and seeing the same innocence and curiosity that I view mirrored back to me in the eyes of our equine charges. It has forever moved me and two years later still warms my soul and gives me hope that human, perhaps, are born with innocent dignity and a positive, loving spirit. Perhaps if we can learn how to prevent the world from strangling and corrupting all that is good in us, we may have a chance to survive and, likewise, our fellow passengers on this Space Ship Earth.
Capture the purity of this day and keep the faith, my friends, I believe that out there, somewhere, there is goodness…this video points to that very hope.
Merry Christmas.” ~ R.T.
An excerpt from R.T. Fitch‘s book ~ Straight from the Horse’s Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss and Hope “Over the past, now almost 10, years we have dug into our bag of heartfelt stories and brought this particular tale out to share every Christmas. The feelings […]
“John Holland, president of the Equine Welfare Alliance and covert owner of Howling Ridge Film and Fertilizer Co., has been entertaining us with equine holiday videos over the years. But once again this year we are going to be forced to sit back and enjoy the works of […]
by Vicki Tobin and R.T. Fitch, Illustration by Kerry Kelly of the Houston Chronicle
“First published on Christmas Day in 2009; the evil characters may have changed but the message still rings true to this very day. The roundups must stop so that we can appropriately care for and manage, if needed, our national treasures on their rightful range. At Wild Horse Freedom Federation we offer the gift of our continued fight in support of the Wild Horses and Burros to live free with their families on their promised public land. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight!” ~ R.T.
Reprint from 2009 by R.T. Fitch ~ Author/president Wild Horse Freedom Federation (Characters have changed, content/intent same this year as yesteryear) Through the Eyes of the Wild Ones (to be sung to the tune of “The 12 days of Christmas”) On the first day of Christmas, Ryan Zinke […]
“I annually drag this excerpt out from our book, and this blog’s namesake, Straight from the Horse’s Heart as it is one of my favorites…and I have never known why it has a special place in my heart…until now.
In re-reading it I finally have realized that I wrote this short story about myself, me, I am truly both characters, Christmas present and Christmas past. The revelation was somewhat shocking but this story is not fiction, it is my very essence and my being.
Again, I hope you enjoy as it is as relevant today as it was almost 10 years ago when I wrote it. I am an open book to those I love.
Keep the faith my friends, the innocent lives of thousands are in our hands and hearts” ~ R.T.
Unabashedly I would like to remind all of you that the clock is ticking on ordering our Wild Horse Freedom Federation 2018 Calendars chock full of dozens and dozens of beautiful wild horses photos from our own Carol Walker:
Over 60 beautiful and moving photos by Carol of the wild horses living in the Sand Wash Basin Herd grace this 2018 calendar! From the small foals to the powerful, mature stallions, Carol’s images capture the spirit and beauty of these colorful wild horses in this northwestern Colorado herd.
Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:
“Traditionally, at Straight from the Horse’s Heart, we have inserted Christmas stories into our normal December “Feel Good Sunday” additions as we march towards the 25th. Historically most of those stories had been authored by me; recycled from previous…