This is one of those heartwarming Christmas stories that I look forward to each year. Thank you so much for posting it.
And while my mare wasn't kneeling when I was there one late Christmas Eve, the peace and serenity of being in the barn that late with the horses munching on hay, the sighs of comfort and joy in the barn are wonderful.
So, to all the CoTHers: my little Sneekers, Her Royal Highness Princess Valentine and her feline counterpart Princess Liza send you our Warmest Best Wishes for the Holidays..........
So who headed out to the barn?? The thought briefly passed through my mind even before I read this thread as Iremembered reading it last year, but after working 15 days solid up til 6pm Christmas eve I was pretty pooped and once my head hit the pillow around 9.30ish I was out to it 'til 5.30 this morning. Happy and safe holidays folks
So I went to the barn at midnight and was appalled at the behavior of these supposedly "well-behaved" horses. The nasty pony had just finished toilet-papering the stall of the old QH retiree, the 3 greenies were playing "pin the tail" on the barn dog, 2 of the lesson horses had started a bonfire and were burning the lesson kid's helmets, the Trak had shaved the Freisan's mane into a Mohawk while he slept and the 4 OTTB's were all doing "speed".
"Sweetly kneeling and praying" MY A$$!!!!
but, Jetsmom....yours comes in next for painting an incredible mental image!! What a hoot...I can just see their faces when they realized they were busted...and you've been blaming the neighbors all these years.
"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"
I snuck out at 12:00 and my gelding was just standing in his field waiting for me. I even purposely left the barn lights off, and was as quiet as possible. Maybe I should have went to check at 11:00 p.m., since I had to turn the clock back for daylight savings this fall! Maybe I'll try that next year