Monday, June 3, 2013

Majestic Creatures

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

Tucked in the pages of this month's issue of Country Living magazine (one of my bibles) was this quote by Winston Churchill, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." After reading it, I felt compelled to write about my daughter's incredible experience at Road's End Farm, where she lived with a herd of horses for two weeks. Yes, you heard me correctly, I said herd. This hidden gem is a little slice of heaven for the animal-freak, who just happens to be my daughter. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say.

Two glorious weeks were spent, living among the herd, working on the farm, riding on some of the most beautiful trails in New Hampshire, breathing in horses all day long, and creating lifelong friendships. When Winston speaks of "good for the insides," could he be referring to the satisfaction (I believe) one receives from the care-taking of horses? Maybe. Or, is it just being in their presence that makes a person better.

One SERIOUSLY, happy camper.

Many Hands Make Light Work | a camp adage

Farm-to-table cooking and dinning, with the opportunity to gain appreciation for what you eat by tasting the fruits of your labor.

Who needs showers when you can bathe in the love of horses.

She has decided not to go back to Road's End this summer, and Mom is not handling the news well. With plans for hanging out in Kennebunkport, and a family trip to Mexico on the books, she is keeping it in mind for next year. Maybe I could go instead?

A huge thank you goes out to Alicia and Tom for the magic they create, at the end of Jackson Hill Road. It is very much appreciated!

Until next time...L.

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