Here’s a little something about how I look at fathers day.. Perhaps you will like it.
From Equiknowlogy 101…
My Mentor And a true Master of Equiknowlogy and life
One of my most important teachers and mentors is one very special horse woman. She is not a famous trainer or an all knowing horse guru. But she is one of the most knowledgeable people on this planet as far as I am concerned. She grew up in the city and moved to a ranch and knows her fair share about horses mind you but to become a true Master of Equiknowlogy it takes Just a Bit More Knowledge which she has in abundance.
She has made her mark in life by always being the one You could go to with questions or just have some fun She knew about most things but didnt try to impress. With carrot sticks or rings… or candy and bull and other neat little things. She seemed to always have an answer. Perhaps not the one you wanted, but it came from the heart And she wouldnt tell you youre just not too smart
Shes raised a good family of fine horseman and women To do the good things she taught them, to be good people, and friends, and life is worth livin And the knowledge you have is not meant for savin, getting rich, or for fame, its just meant for givin to help others down the road of life they are pavin.
Shes taken in the strays that had no place to go And no one to turn too or weed patch to hoe. And given her time, love, and mothering With no expectations at all But perhaps add to her family of critters and the kids pics on the wall.
I never heard a bad word cross this womans lips Except when the cat crapped in the tub or we came home one night after getting a little too friendly some guy named Schlitz She truly lived and taught me to just say a good word, and dont flip them idiots the one finger bird
Her memory and wisdom are like a steel trap. Always ready to snare the uneducated chap and teach a few things to another poor sap. A little something about life and how we should live it and how not to sweat all the other small crap
She has earned the respect of horses and men a lot tougher then she But she can get pretty darn big, for just a bit more of less of just five foot, and three She did it with compassion and knowledge and sometimes the whip. But never has she needed much more than her wit
She taught me to forgive and forget the people or problems and just do what you do and enjoy life for you and by all means dont rob em
Yes Ive learned a lot from this one woman you know, and its not from her books or her great TV show Its the lessons of life and how to behave, and just keep on learning most every day.
Yes she is the master, the all knowing one, that can make a lot of good horseman and trainers just tremble and run
And all that is needed is to rear up on her hinds and pet on my head
And say youre grounded my son, now off to bed!
I hope I can live up to your love, the things you have taught me and your wisdom