“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.”
I’m sitting on the verandah of a friend’s house in regional NSW, a rug over my lap to keep off the mid-winter chill and just watching the slow transitions from afternoon to dusk. The house is up high and overlooks several paddocks and a ridgeline across the back that is the boundary to the national park just beyond it. There is little but silence, the odd neighs and the rustle of the wind through the big old ghost gums down by the creek.
I’ve only been here a day and already I feel so much better. The last few months have been a juggle of work, illness, family stuff and just not getting enough rest, so when my friend so generously offered to have me stay for a long weekend, I took it as the circuit breaker I needed. And indeed it has been exactly that. Read more