Last September I posted a photo of a bouncing horse that was sitting in a field next to a road I drive down (Out to Pasture). It struck me that the horse looked lonely — I never saw a child playing with it. The toy reminded me of one I had when I was a kid.
Then one day last November, a second horse appeared — a friend, at last! The two bouncing horses were together all winter and while I still never saw a child playing with them, at least they had each other (every horse needs a turnout buddy). The new horse was smaller, and his addition made the pair look playful.
A couple of weeks ago I was driving down the road and was amazed to see that a third horse has joined the herd. The newest addition is a larger more elegant horse than the first two. He’s quite a handsome paint and he looks a bit newer than the rest. I particularly like how they’ve been arranged in the new spring grass. It’s almost as if they are getting to know each other. Or perhaps, they are having a tea party.
I don’t worry about the bouncing horses anymore. Even though I have still never seen a child playing with them it’s obvious they are well loved.