Friday, January 16, 2015

Blessi and Jade

One of the pleasures of attending a horse expo is watching the attendees interact with Icelandic horses for the first time.  Jade really wants an Icelandic horse of her own.  Her sister wants a donkey.  As you can see by the photos, Blessi gives her a soft kiss upon first meeting Jade, who is not sure what she thinks of horse slobber.

Blessi then investigates how her wheelchair works.  It has a neat joystick that is about 4 inchs long and is positioned horizontally on the chair.  Blessi was sure if he gripped it just so he could make the chair move (see photo below).  He also tried to unpack Jade's backpack.  And then tried to "read" the magazine that Jade's mother is holding.

One of the most touching moments of the weekend for me is when Jade met Svartbakur fra Holum  owned by Karen Brotzman.  The two of them gently touched foreheads and communed together for several minutes--sharing only those dreams that little girls and horses own.

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