This blog is dedicated to my friend, my mentor, and the best teacher I have ever had. Without him, I would not have embarked on this amazing journey. Split, this blog is for you!
Ponderosa Misty Icon, aka "Split," is a handsome gray Welsh pony who came to me via a phone call "out of the blue" (actually Peterborough, Ontario). Our first few months together were rocky to say the least, which made me question my ability as a horse owner, as a horsewoman, and as a rider. Forty years of horse ownership had not prepared me for this little gray pony!
But we muddled through and because of Split, I have begun a journey that is both spiritual and enlightening. I hope something here resonates with you and that you'll check back now and then.
We leave you with one of our favorite quotes: "The best whisper is a click!"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


"I'm on vacaaaaaaaaaaaaation!" (Name that movie!) It's sunny and warm here today and tomorrow the temps are supposed to climb close to 80! We're having a great time visiting my daughter and her fiance but I do miss my animals. I'm used to having something furry and 4-legged near me 24/7 and I had to endure a little "withdrawal" when we first arrived. There are cute anoles on the deck, tho, and squirrels who literally stop and stare as you ride by on bikes or walk by their territory. I always make a point of saying "hello." We did see some dolphins cavorting out in the river (it's a brackish river) and are hoping that the wind dies down enough that we can go out in the boat or kayaks for a closer look. My daugther reports that the dolphins love to swim and play next to the kayaks and sometimes - if you're lucky - they'll even bring their babies to get a look at the humans! LOL She says they're the size of footballs. Cute!
Go give your cat or dog or pony or donkey or guinea pig or whatever fur baby resides with you a hug and kiss from Granny Hayden! I'm off to see if I can find some anoles to talk to...........................
"I am the lizard King. I can do anything." Jim Morrison

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmm ... enjoy the warmth and sun. And yes, I will give Bruno a hug and kiss from you.