chasing or herding dreams – horsesPosted: August 18, 2013 Filed under: horses | Tags: dreams, herd, horses, proactive, wrangler, wroming 26 Comments
As we pulled away from the mountain I glanced into the meadow and saw these horses moving with alacrity to the corral.
A minute later I saw why the hurry.
Maybe horses are like dreams, sometimes they wander aimlessly, and sometimes we herd them.
Dreams chased around on circles
Just a web of strings
And tamed wild horses
the bell mare walks the fence till dawn
Secretly free indeed..
I like the analogy and great photos.
thanks Kristi – I just pictures could capture what the eyes see — they fall short of the grandeur.
We wrangle dreams but quite often fail to corral them, I reckon – that’s why they become dreams at sunrise.
yes Eric — sometimes we never even chase them, which is sad.
(smiling) love your closing thought or should I say “Bill” quote! One could also say ‘maybe dreams are like horses…’
Thanks – I knew you enjoyed horses too. That wrangler is a retired Chicago mounted policeman who works at the ranch during the summer.
That’s awesome! When I lived in BC in my 20’s I volunteered my time at a ranch down the road. The ranchers had over 2000 head of cattle and a bunch of papered horses. I shoveled poop and rode horses that had been green-broken. Once I even was thrown, but I got back on the next day! The ranchers were in their 80’s and their kids had no interest in the ranch. They wanted to give me an Apaloosa colt (my fave) but I had no property for it. ;(
I bet those guys were tickled pink when a green horse acted up and you rode it out. What a great story and memory. That is a something to treasure.
I hope you post a picture 🙂
I don’t have any pictures 😦 I sure wish I did!
still a fine memory. Isn’t it something to sit astride a horse when their ears are forward and you can feel them trembling…. 🙂
Yeah and to be young and stupid enough not to be afraid! I was never trained I just thought to myself when I was a kid. I could ride. I’m gonna ride. End of Story
that makes it even better 🙂
Yes I so love this! Awesome photos!
thanks – horses are their own magic
I totally agree! There is a Mustang refuge close to my home and I pass them everyday. When I stop to take photos they always run! They are fascinating. That is what I thought of when I saw your photo! Nothing prettier then a group of horses or cows I like them as well! 😀
feral horses are very shy. I am glad you can see them.
me too they are amazing
I always love your parallels Awesome shots too!.
thanks – I always enjoy you stopping by
I like to think you are herding dreams. 🙂
i would like to agree with that! 😀
sometimes we forget, and they slip away.