Friday, July 1, 2011

Sounds of Summer

The zip of my boots.

The scratch of Velcro.

The snap of stirrup leathers.

The squeak of the saddle as I settle into the tack.

The swish of a tail and soft snufflings of my senior citizen as he grazes.

And, the rushing gurgle of the creek behind my house after a soaking rain.

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Some sounds that I didn't include might be: the wheeze of heavy breathing as I do trot sets; the uneven shuffle of an abscess-ey horse walking on gravel; the thunder of hoofbeats as Eddie runs up the hill into the back field when it's time for me to ride; and the chaotic clatter of PVC jump poles when Eddie carelessly disregards the crossrails in the gymnastic. 

Whatever your sounds of summer are......Happy Summer!

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

Love it... makes me smile!

Holly Ratcliff said...

Thanks, Suzanne! Gotta love the "small things" in life. :-)

Veronica Lodge said...

I love the "snap" of the stirrup leather.