Saturday, September 8, 2007

August 31st: Moving Day!
After nearly 10 years @ Gatewood, Jack has a new place to call home: Beauty Mountain Farm. This piece of paradise is located near the rim of the New River Gorge, owned and operated by Laura Davis and Gary Reynolds.

For those of you who may not know him so well, Jack is my horse, or, rather, I am his girl. I am blessed to share in his unique story. He has been with me since 1983 and we’ve grown up together in a sense. He was there to carry my friends and I on long trail rides during high school, he patiently endured my learning how to compete in hunter/jumper classes, he was there when I met my husband-to-be, he has been there to greet my two babies into the world. He is the most kind and gentle horse I have ever known.

As Jack is in his golden years, I’ve wanted to put him on a bit more pasture. I noticed a lady’s name & number on an ad bulletin one day and jotted it down for future reference. Months went by and then, out of the blue, I called the number to ask if they boarded horses. Well, we barely got past ‘hello’ and I knew. Laura and I ‘clicked’ as those with much in common are wont to do. I thank God for crossing our paths. It seems that my phone call was the catalyst for her to complete her barn projects and within a few months, she and Gary welcomed Jack & I aboard. I could not be happier; Jack has new pals and fields to roam and I have found a kindred spirit, a mentor, a friend.


Anonymous said...

Glad you got chrismated! Sorry I'm so late in the congrats ...

Ole Rocker

amy said...

Thanks much for the kind words~
Blessings to you.

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