I learned a big lesson this holiday season. I learned that I can feel free - even if I'm no longer in my freedom-based wilderness home. It's all in my head, and my heart!
Mommy took me to Graham Hill with a bunch of the young ladies from the barn and their hunter jumpers. WHAT FUN! I don't care if I'm the runt of the bunch. I love jumping the cross country course there!!!
We warmed up in the arena then we went to jump. I got the chance to jump with a bunch of the girls. But then - it was just me and my buddy Pride. He jumps over 6 feet - and he only has one eye!!! How's that for Unstoppable everyone?
Anyway - we were running around the course, jumping the jumps and the wind was blowing in my mane and face - the grass was so green and the sun so bright. Mommy and Teralyn were laughing and so happy - it was the perfect moment with my family.
Just like when I ran with my herd family in the wild.
It hit me. There running on that beautiful day. I am Happy, with a capital HAPPY! I love my mom and my bro Shadow (even if he is a pain), love my barn family and all the girls. I love horse camping and riding on the beautiful trails here in this green place.
It's different from before with my herd family, roaming thousands of miles of New Mexico high desert. But different doesn't have to mean it's bad.
There are all kinds of freedom in life. I learned the most important place to be free is in your heart - because they you are free, no matter where you go!