I look into his eyes,
he blinks and looks back.
His eyes are a deep brown,
peaceful and full of love.
We walk in the field,
four hooves and two feet walking.
I ask for him to back up,
send him out onto a circle,
and walk, now trot,
he trots around me.
He makes it one whole lap,
another goal reached!!
I bring him back in and snuggle with him,
He snuggles with me, and I feel the love between us.
He never judges me,
He is a sensory-based animal,
He listens to me,
It’s a silent connection between us.
But it is full of love.
When words can’t speak, actions can.
I try to learn to speak his language,
of nonverbal things,
rubs, smiles, energy, motion.
Combining these things to communicate.
I reward the slightest try,
his effort is appreciated.
We walk around the field once more,
I touch him softly, the wind rustles.
I take him out through the gate,
to his field.
I slip off the halter, and say “Thank you” for being my friend,
and allowing me to play with you.
This connection I feel with you is more than words, it’s love.
Shadow, I love you.
This is a poem about the connection between me and my horse “Shadow”. He is one of my best friends, and I feel a special connection to him. I feel a special connection to most animals. Horses are my Speical interest, as well as reading, writing, and drawing. 🙂