Friday, December 24, 2010

T 'was A Ride before Christmas

T'was a ride before Christmas, and all through the barn,
not a creature was stirring, no cause for alarm.
The hand made stockings were hung by the tack room with care;
in hopes that our Secret Santa's soon would be there.

The day had surprised us and turned out to be bright,
Snow was forcasted and to my delight, my day off was so pleasant to visit the mare and to ride, upon driving through the gate I did spy; 
The horses were NOT all nestled in the stalls for the weather;
but all sunning themselves in fields and paddocks...not a  tether!

Me in my warm winter Breeches and boots ,
 the mare looking on in her blanket of freshely applied muddy, brown goo.
I fetched her in a flash, and tacked up just as fast, not wanting to waste another minute...of stealing back a day from winters grip and to own it!

The ground was soft and warm from the sun's glow,
which gave the mare pause, so we decided to go slow.
After hand walking through all the gates,
unto the mounting stump , the joy of seeing  the mare wait.
With a hop up and a jump on, she looked ahead only;
so as the tightening of the calf and upright sit,
we walked right away,wholly!

~ On Wa mare good mare you are;
walking past all the stumps that might scare,
 only to have a pleased, soft eye stepping forward with out care!

As we cantered the first road with a loose rein,
the mare blew her nostrils out and such a thrill;
my joy, my sighs and laughter as I rode,
 a cayenne chocolate pony, with a dark chocolate mane!

Washashe mare dawned her striped blanket off her hind end,
as she strode through crisp airs of December and then;
as her head bobbed this way and that cheerfully going,
this mare enjoyed this Christmas ride so much~
 she showed no sign of slowing.

Riding along the soft trails I thought;
how glorious, how wondrous and how blessed,
my throat caught...
To have such pleasure and to be where we were,
made praises come rise up in my heart and voice, aloud I did sing,
just as the jingle bell's song on my mare's saddle, did ring.

Counting my blessings I began with a chuckle and grin,

as I rode a Cayenne and dark chocolate pony in a God filled land .
A simple prayer and praise rose up through my grin, and the mare gave me a wink as we stopped by a pond.

I allowed her a bite and rest, before we strode on~

Jingle ~jangle my bell rang out as we went,
 away into the gifted day, the Cayenne, dark chocolate mare and me took to be  heaven sent.
The prayer, the priase, the song we knew, 
 to be such JOY- Of- LIFE- God's Christmas gift~ rising again anew!

Please join with the mare and me to gleen such a sight;
as seen deep within, a heart kept right.
These gifts and more to be found  and felt light,


  1. You clever girl! So glad you had a beautiful day for a ride....and then to write about it the way you did! Sweet. Have a very Merry Christmas KC. It has been such fun following you around this year.

    And thanks for your extra special comments about Pony. So thoughtful.

  2. Kacy-

    I'm grinning ear to ear :) Thanks for sharing your wit and wonder-filled Christmas ride.

    So glad we found each other's blogs. It's always a treat to visit here.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, human and otherwise. My very best wishes to you for the New Year!

  3. Merry Christmas. I've been riding and stealing days unless it is too windy.

  4. Merry Christmas and what beautiful pictures. I'm glad you got a nice ride in.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and WaMare, and all your family, dear KK.

  6. Dear Sweet Kacy and Washashe! Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your gifts of holiday cheer - the wonderful ride and fun Christmas poem. You are so talented finding the right words to describe the beauty of your ride and the beauty of the holiday and of one perfect Cayenne and Chocolate Pony-girl. Happy Christmas to you and husband and kitty and pony and family and everyone! Thanks for being my blogging horsey friends!

  7. Great post. I love the stockings.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your four legged friends - I just discovered my horse loves candy canes! Who knew?


  10. My Throat caught just reading your blog. How wonderful! What a blessing these horses are, for they be the North Star, guiding us in life.

  11. Merry Christmas to you and WaMare, KK, and to all your family!

  12. Wishing you happiness this Holiday season and throughout 2011! I enjoyed my ride with you on Christmas Day - I've been up since 4:30 AM, so I'm glad Wa could take me along!

  13. Wonderful post Kacey and I love the pictures too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year!

  14. Sounds like you had quite a ride and your imagination did the rest. That's pretty cool.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  15. Simply gorgeous Kacey .....happy happy Christmasxx

  16. KK- Merry, Merry!!! Thanx for the info you left on my blog! Looks like what I'm interested in.
    Much happiness and love to you and yours this coming year my friend.

  17. Merry (belated) Christmas KK and Washashe!

    From Laura and Panache

  18. Merry Christmas KK and Wa mare!

  19. are so clever, and Merry Christmas to you as well!!!
    It was great to "hear" from!!! Glad to see that you and Wa mare are out hitting the trails. I am missing mine lately. : (
    Oh well, I will get out there again, right?

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  21. Sounds, and looks like a great way to spend the day!

  22. Glad you had such an inspiring Christmas ride Kacy! Love the jingle sound, and the deep breath one finds themselves taking when out on the trail surrounded by natures beauty.

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Years, and many, many more wonderful trails!

  23. i like the pic with her grazing in front of the two rocks and water.

    my mossy mossy home, the PNW!


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