When did you last write a love letter? Was it to a cute boy in second grade? That one girl across the street in fifth grade? Maybe is was to your husband or to your wife. Here at Drowsy Water, we get a lot of love letters. They float into the mailbox occasionally and we save them for ages, keeping them in a special envelope and bringing them out to read when we’re feeling sentimental.
Sure, Ken is a great singer when you put him next to a fire under the stars, but the letters aren’t to him. Randy Sue can sure tell her flowers while simultaneously hiking up a mountainside and cooking a turkey, but the letters aren’t to her for her super-powers either. Nope, Justin and Ryan, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t that cute and Peyton and Chase, thankfully, you’re still too young.
At Drowsy Water, most of our love letters come addressed to those of us with four legs, two eyes, and a mane and a tail. Our horses are, without fail, the primary recipient of these professions of love. Something about them indisputably captures the hearts of our visitors.
Our herd seems to manage maintaining multiple long distance relationships. The magical bond that a rider; young, old, or somewhere in-between; and a horse make during the week is a true and strong love. Our horses take their riders on grand adventures, they keep them safe, and they respond to feelings and emotions. It’s really no surprise they are the popular ones around here.
We treasure each and every letter, and strive to help each guest feel they love their horse enough to write one. More often than not, it’s the kids that write them, but we get letters to horses from teens and adults as well. Not very often in life to you experience the trust and companionship a horse can offer.
Just like you might always remember the name of your first love, many of our guests can remember the name of their horse years after they were last at the ranch. The relationship is not one that is easy to forget.
We hope you enjoy a few more love letters to the herd. And, as you start thinking of writing that next love letter, don’t forget your horse!