don’t forget the wonder you had when you rode him for the first time, how you got along so quickly, how he fit you

don’t forget the joy in hearing his nicker in the cold morning and the sight of him coming in the field to you, how he loved his breakfast and grooming time

Boys at home.

Boys at home.

don’t forget his breath on your hand, the feel of his neck, the way the saddle fit his back

don’t forget the happiness and the friendship he gave you and the lessons he taught you about persevering, being steady, not worrying about things that are not important

forget everything else and even your last moments with him, because they don’t matter to him, you saved his soul and that is what matters

DSCN9565but remember the first things