One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

IMG_0021-0.JPGWhen my dad retired, he bought some horses to eat the grass on his 10 acres of land and gifted them to his grandchildren.

IMG_7056.JPGThis beauty belonged to my son.

IMG_7058.JPGI assumed we could rock up, saddle her and ride to our heart’s content. I know. I know. Clueless.

IMG_7052.JPGChristopher needed to build trust in her before he could think about riding her. He had to begin slowly with gentle touches and quiet coaxing.

IMG_7053.JPGShe needed to get used to the sound of his voice and his smell.

IMG_7054.JPGA couple of days passed before she was willing to eat from his hand.

IMG_7055.JPGThere would be no riding on that visit…but a young boy fell head-over-heels in love with his first horse. A mahogany beauty he called Rose.