This beautiful Bay is Skipper, but I called him, The Great Himself – TGH. He crossed rainbow bridge several years ago. I just know this great horse was waiting on my son and the two are causing mayhem together on the other side. May I share a precious memory?
One day, my son took TGH on a short trail ride. The two mischief makers were late returning and I was getting worried. Then, in the distance, I saw them trotting up the trail together and all appeared well. As I squinted against the sun, I noticed my son atop TGH with extended arm, carrying the biggest, angriest black snake I have ever seen! It was wriggling and writhing and hissing, but my son had a tight grip and TGH didn’t seem to mind the snake’s tail rapping his side and legs. This was a really, really long snake!!
My son exclaimed the snake was in a dangerous place in the road and he wanted to safely relocated his legless friend in woods. I asked how he managed to catch the snake and remount the horse and he just laughed and said “Oh Mom!! Ol’ Skip didn’t mind. We guys had this under control!”
I wish I could hear “Oh Mom” just once more.