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, 8 November 2011

educate me

When training a horse

Here is a secret I have learned

More often than not

The tables are turned

While we go along

Thinking we are teaching

The horse goes along with

what we are preaching

but look a bit deeper

and you see a surprise

The very best teacher

Resides in their eyes

We ask them to give, to lead on a line

They teach us of patience, respect and of time

We get on their backs, as really we must

They show us the ultimate form of trust

We teach about pressure, contact and release

They show us their honesty, and willingness to  please

We push them and try them and ask them to give

give us all that and

They teach us to live

Good Morning , stay safe everyone


Crystal said...

I like it! So true, if we are willing to learn, they can teach us sooo much.

Country Gal said...

Yup I agree. Lovely poem ! Have a great day !

C-ingspots said...

I love it Sherry! Words of wisdom my friend!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, and oh, so true!

GoLightly said...

Wow, best yet!

Love it, FV!

kden said...

That is really beautiful!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love this.


sally said...

What a great poem ....good for the soul, especially as we all go out to work with our horses.

kestrel said...

Awwww, you just have the perfect knack of expressing the partnership! Beautiful.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

'They teach us to live'...Yes they do! Well said!!

Shirley said...

Yeah, that's what Chickory has been trying to tell me!

Janice said...

Excellent poem, you are so good.

Nicole said...

um... you've hit the nail on the head with this one too, especially about the patience!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Thanks so much everyone