I love horses. I always have. I love animals in general, but horses have a special place in my heart. My entire life, I’ve managed to somehow keep them in my orbit – I’ve never owned a horse, always dreamed of it, and currently, am honored to have 9 horses (and one sheep) keeping me company in my pastures.
Well-trained horses make me cry. I’m a basket case during the Olympics, and it’s probably a very good thing that I don’t have cable, so I can’t watch the many equestrian broadcasts that are featured on some of the specialty channels.
Knowing that, you can imagine how I reacted when I watched this video. The horse, combined with the song and the dedication at the beginning, and I had to watch it multiple times just to be able to see it all the way through.
I swear to you, you’ll enjoy it.
The description that appears below the video says that she’s mute, but I don’t think that’s true…you can see her, before the ride, talking with others in the entry chute. I think what folks meant by “mute” is that she isn’t talking to Wizard – and I didn’t see her lips moving much, although she may have rewarded him verbally. If you watch her legs, you can see her giving him cues – moving a leg forward or back, shifting her weight left, right, forward or back. She seems to use her hands mostly for reward, with the gentle stroking on the neck.