This past Sunday was National Horse Day. That got me thinking about the unrivaled bond between horse and rider. What do you call someone who is a best friend and a part of the family, who can read your mind, watch out for you, and even get up to mischief in a way that will undoubtedly make you laugh?
This is Rachel and Lil Duck. They communicate in a moment without words. Trust runs strong between them. Rachel confidently puts her 2 year old daughter on Duck’s back, knowing she’ll be just as safe as when she has both feet on the ground. They are partners, competing in rodeos as a team with fluid movements and dexterity. They are the best of friends, taking in daily life on the ranch. Every sunrise they are together, experiencing the beauty Colorado has to offer.
Not many get to enjoy this connection between human and animal. Those who do consider themselves lucky, as they should. If you have a horse story to share, email craftedincarhartt(at)carhartt.com.