The Whispering Horses

May 30, 2017  •  10 Comments

                   The Whispering Horses

 

Our friends live part of the year in Arizona. They occasionally invite us to visit them which enables us to escape a bit of the Wisconsin winter. This year we spent a delightful week in February enjoying the warmth and diversions that Arizona and our hosts had to offer. 

 

Visiting the area where the wild horses hang out is one of the diversions our friends had in store for us. We parked along the road and walked into the the scrubby desert brush. What a treat! There were wild horses all around. We could see them in the distance. 

02-Wild horses-202-Wild horses-2 They were grazing with their backs to us. They seemed to keep a comfortable distance from the frequent human visitors. If I moved closer they trotted further into the brush. 

01-Wild horses-601-Wild horses-6 I moved closer and got flipped off by a tail!

04-Wild horses-1104-Wild horses-11 Haven't we all heard of the "Horse Whisperer"? Well, I decided to try to be the Horse Whisperer myself. How hard can it be? You see a horse and you whisper to it. 

 I started talking softly and smoothly, such a sweet, sweet whisper, and slowly moved closer...

03-Wild horses-703-Wild horses-7 I got the evil eye! But I didn't give up. Soon my soft, smooth talk began to pay off.

05-Wild horses-1305-Wild horses-13 This little guy looked at me over his shoulder and didn't move away...more soft, gentle babble...

 I came a little closer all the while whispering my version of gentle horse talk...closer...

07-Wild horses-2107-Wild horses-21 This horse gave me a bit of a mane slap but didn't walk away.

08-Wild horses-2208-Wild horses-22 Closer and closer I came while whispering gently...

10-Wild horses-3210-Wild horses-32 No longer just horse backsides, but horse faces looking at me!

11-Wild horses-3711-Wild horses-37    They let me get so close. But I began to feel sort of silly when I noticed that one of the horses was whispering and eyeing me.   13-Wild horses-3913-Wild horses-39 I whispered, he whispered. Was he mocking me? He whispered not to me, no. He whispered to his buddy...

16-Wild horses-4816-Wild horses-48 So there you go! I thought I was so clever to whip up imaginary horse whispering skills. When the next thing I knew the horses were walking away whispering and chuckling and I again saw nothing but their backsides as they disappeared into the desert brush.

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Comments

Tree-Hollow Cottage Photography
Thanks Diane! I was hoping you wouldn't be put off by the liberties I have taken with the story! :)
Diane Lohmann(non-registered)
So delightful, Sue! I loved your story in addition to the gorgeous photographs. : ) Love, Diane
Tree-Hollow Cottage Photography
Thank you Susan!
Tree-Hollow Cottage Photography
Thank you David Bennett! It is always a treat to me when you check out my photos and blog from across the ocean!
Susan Faultersack(non-registered)
Beautiful, and fun!
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