The Bedouin, who owed their very existence to their Arabian horses, said "that Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse. Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword, O Horse!"
In England, there is a proverb, "if God made anything more beautiful than horses, He kept it for Himself."
There is great truth in that.
|teaching Sarah to fly, summer 2014|
For the 18 years he has shared in my life, Blizzard has unfailingly shared with me his strength, his courage, his loyalty, his trust. He learned what I wanted to teach him, and he taught me what I needed to know.
And he has loaned with joy to all who were lucky enough to sit on his elegant back his wings. To ride him as to ride the sky. This week, it was time to give those wings back.
He raced under the name Senator Blizzard, came to us from Manitoba, competed in Horse Trials and dressage under the name Anam Cara (Soul Friend) and was known to his friends simply as Blizzard. He made life richer, better. He will be missed.
1992 - 2015
His strength and his power...
the best Gifts to Man
are the Horse and the Hour.
You asked, and he gave
and was glad in the giving
And the world was your playground
And life was worth living."