Theft of the Blog: Ruby May

From Jenni Bowring of St. Paul:

The news has been overwhelming lately. I work in an industry that requires that I stay informed about what’s happening in the world, and as with many of us, some days I reach (or exceed) the limit. Fortunately, by the end of the week, I know that every Saturday morning I’ll spend a couple of hours with this sweet mare. I’m very lucky that I have the opportunity to spend time with this gorgeous horse while she patiently teaches this old lady how to be a better horsewoman. I returned to riding in my forties, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. When I’m with a 1200-pound animal, I have to focus solely on what I’m doing and what she’s telling me, and it’s like magic for leaving your worries behind you. Thank you, sweet Ruby!

  • There is “something” about working with an animal that is good for the inside of a human. The sense of peace and relaxation from a working partnership that is hard to describe.

    • Jerry

      Kind of depends on the animal

  • Jack Ungerleider

    I think no matter who you are or what you do, if you know you have an escape each week it makes it easier to get through whatever happens. I’m fortunate enough to know that I have that escape every Friday evening. For 4 hours I work as a volunteer at the Science Museum. Even if its been a crappy week, and I have to work the weekend it doesn’t matter. For those 4 hours or so I get to work with visitors and talk about whatever the science topic is for that day. (I have 6-8 activities that I do in a not so regular rotation.)

    Have fun with Ruby!