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it takes a village

October 24, 2011

raising the young

is never the work

of one, alone.

no single individual,


can sufficiently meet all needs

of the young.

there must be a tribe,

 a group of loving, caring, nurturing participants,

for the young to grow and thrive.

to lead them…

to be patient

to be gentle

to come alongside

to bring them in line

to dispel fear

to invest time, love, and energy

to take joy in

to delight in

to believe in.

it takes a village

to raise the young.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2011 12:50 am

    I love these horses.
    They always look so kind in your photos — like they have gentle spirits and blossoming souls. Thanks, as always, for sharing them!

    • Janet permalink
      October 24, 2011 1:14 am

      We love them, too. When we walk in the barn they all come in from their pens nickering. Come ride with us around the ponds.

  2. October 24, 2011 4:08 am

    Hi Janet,

    A Great Blog! You’ve captured the essence of these lovely horses – it’s wonderful to see how much progress the youngsters have made in the short time that they have been in your herd! Jan and I couldn’t be happier that our horses have such a loving (and fun!) home with you and the “tall girls”. I really like the effort you are putting into ponying the youngsters – it’s good training for all of them, and they all seem to be enjoying the attention.

    Best regards,

    • Janet permalink
      October 24, 2011 11:52 am

      Hi Charlie!
      Yes, the teamwork is really paying off. They are all the best of friends, and when we arrive they know that they will all get to do something, whether that’s being turned out, groomed, ridden, ponied, walked on the trails– doesn’t matter to them as long as they get the attention!

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