Salty the Wonderhorse entered Mushboy's life several years ago.  It was love at first sight for both of them.  The little boy who didn't speak much found a kindred spirit in the unspoken communication that he shared with Salty.
Salty helped him learn to face the world with courage, confidence, and little by little to come out of his shell.  Salty is at least 27 years old and still goofs around like a youngster.  Salty's bum knee does not slow him down, it has however limited his riders to very small children and then only on occasion.
The other day the two boys were hanging out together.  Salty was a bit mopey and Mushboy was missing the peace and centeredness that sitting on Salty always gives him.  He misses Salty just wondering around the pasture while he flaps his arms and pretends to fly.  So for a moment Mushboy mounted up, Salty proudly carried his boy, and time was turned back.  In that moment the DOR was struck by the depth of their friendship, the clarity of what they truly mean to each other and the magic that Salty the Wonderhorse has woven in Mushboy's life.
Well if she had asked any of her herd we could have told her that these two were destined to be together, that they need each other, and their bond will never end.  Sometimes the DOR can be a bit dense.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Florida Beach Basics said...

what a nice story. Mushboy, you're growing into a handsome young man!


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