My brave boy
rode his first horse today,
thanks to the gentle persuasion
and tender loving care
of cowgirl June and cowboy Wayne.

They have such a beautiful relationship
with their animals
and the land on which they live.
It moved me to watch them
happily ease my little city boy
into the saddle,
quietly showing him how to connect
and communicate with his horse, Ginger.
It was a ride he’ll never forget
and neither will I.