Kids In The Snow

It’s been a good day. I actually trained the kids a little today. I must admit, I have not been working too much with them since Apollon died, and I’ve been really good at coming up with excuses, like rain and snow…

But today I figured I’d give it a try and see how Saleem handled the snow. I remember a time in a distant past where iron shoes and snow were no problem at all, but somehow I have become a chicken over the years. I guess it’s time to reclaim the brave heart I once had and start over. So, bravely, I trained Saleem from the ground, making sure to wrap his legs up in boots, just in case he would trip and fall and you know… hurt himself. I really don’t want him to hurt himself. I might be a slight bit over protective at the moment… Anyway…

The kids didn’t think I should train Saleem. Once I placed a rope and a halter on Saleem, they gathered around us, Tardis cantering in circles, Apocalipse biting Saleem and Marble snarling at me. Clearly, I was so wrong, thinking that Saleem and I could just work a little at the back of the pasture… like we have done all summer…

So, I removed the rope from Saleem, afraid that the kids might run past me and get tangled up in it. Saleem is really good though, we don’t need the rope much.

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Apocalipse is extraordinary as well.

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I ended up having to release Saleem and work with Apocalipse first and then Marble.

Tardis went back to the hay when I picked up Saleem again, and this time the little ones allowed me to work with him. Note to self, if I want peace and space for Saleem and me, I need to play with the babies first.

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Because otherwise you end up like this, the rope getting eaten…

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Or four kids just running around for the sake of it.

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Things sure were quieter with Poseidon and Apollon. Still, this was a great day. These little ones are so attentive, so easy, and so… happy, to work with, you can’t help but smile.

And I must say, Saleem is not done growing up just yet. He might turn 6 this year, but looking at him next to his son, they are both very young and very beautiful and very much undeveloped.

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I am really happy that I have not worked him to hard yet. It would seem that he needs yet another growing -up -year still.

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-Owned by horses. Writer, Photographer, Director, Musician.
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