Popcorn joined our family when he was three years old.
Our boys were four, six and eight years old.
It would be fair to say that they grew up together.
Popcorn changed from a wild, untouched colt into a well-trained horse. The boys learned to drive, bought their own cars and are all adults now.
When I look at family photos I realize how woven together our lives are. I see trips to Maine with Popcorn in tow. I see moving to Texas…with Popcorn in tow. I see the boys headed to summer camp…with Popcorn in tow.
Is it just me or does Popcorn look happy, relaxed and proud?
People often ask if our boys ride.
The short answer is, ‘The all can but no, they don’t ride often.’
And sometimes when I offer this reply, I’m aware of the disservice that the answer implies.
The answer feels both truthful and woefully inadequate.
While the boys don’t ride…I’m confident that the lessons they learned growing up with horses will be with them the rest of their lives.
Is your horse part of the family? Please share a photo illustrating this point:)
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