horses, horses everywhere …

Our little guy has a thing for horses.

It was his first word.  And his favorite word (he says it when he wakes, before he goes to sleep and about 150 times in between):


He carries one everywhere we go.


All the time.

nap time with a horse

And it’s not entirely his fault.

I mean … with a dad who’s a rodeo cowboy

IMG_4541 … and the son of a guy who likes Saturday western matinees.

Forward Ho! He lives in a house with more than a few horse pix on the wall (17 at my last count … one of the reasons we call it “The Cowboy Cottage.”)

And even a few on the floor.

Boy and his horse


“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire.” – Sharon Ralls

I guess there are worse things for him to be obsessed with …

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