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 .

Monday, 4 March 2013

Monday Meanderings

Here’s to the horses
Here’s to the horses that taught us our stuff
Our patience, compassion and how to be tough
How to sit, how to listen, and how to eat dust
To be quiet and gentle, and how to just trust
The biters the kickers the ones that could buck
The reason all cowgirls, need a really good truck
Beautiful rides on wide open trails
And hours of fencing with a fistful of nails
Miles of vet wrap we have in our stores
And potions and ointments for wounds and for sores
The hours of cold and sleepless long nights
Till signs of a colic are again put to rights
And just when we think we are so very smart
Along comes the one who will make us a lawn dart
Every horse, shares new things in its turn
And shows us we still have so much to learn
So here’s to the horses that taught us our stuff
As much as they taught us, it’s still not enough

Stay safe and warm my friends 


Country Gal said...

Awesome !

Marissa said...


Unknown said...

Love it!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wow you are a poet too:) so many things you do so well. B

Shirley said...

You nailed it! Especially the last two lines.

Prairie Ridge Performance Horses said...

Well Said!!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Standing Ovation from here. Well said!

Linda said...

You are truly a wordsmith!

Nicole said...

I like it!