Welcome to Fern Valley
Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
The Shortcut Appy
Let me tell you a story from some time ago
from the days when away I would go
Out to the "hills" with my good horse and ride
inspired by the beautiful Mountain side .
I rode with good folks, family and such
to make them all laugh ,just didn't take much
We rode in the rain, the weather was crappy
and I rode along on
"The Short cut Appy"
Not really her name, but a title she earned
a wonderful horse ,with power to burn
We rode along a ridge one day as a bunch
and then it happened , just before lunch
The group got ahead at the top of a climb
Catana, and I ,had fallen behind
I looked up to see riders above me
and away we did go! Oh heaven does love me
In 5 mighty leaps she went up the side
Grabbing leather and mane I went for a ride !
She made it alright and took me with her
but I do have to say , I wasn't all sure
She made that steep climb,
and she made it snappy
from then she was known as
"the Short Cut Appy"
Back at the camp the story was told
and jokes were many as the evening got old
No one was worried 'bout a fall or a bruise
But I heard them all yell
" Don't drop the booze!"
Stay safe everyone!