There are so many wonderful, genuine moments that take place at HartSong, especially with the young ones.  I would like to share one with you.

Natalia Biale & Chickita

Natalia Biale & Chickita

Natalia Biale is a 9 year old girl who lives in Coloma with her Mom & Dad, sister Simone, a couple of dogs, a turkey and way too many chickens to count.  When time allows, she volunteers at HartSong and becomes especially happy when it’s time to groom the horses.  Her “most favorite” horse at the sanctuary is Cash, a 34 year old, blind, Appaloosa gelding.  He is magnificent for his age, as sweet as they come and absolutely adores Natalia.

Beautiful Cash, 34 years old

Beautiful Cash, 34 years old

 One day while grooming Cash, she called me over and asked, quite softly, if she could have a clipping of Cash’ tail hair.  “Well sure”, I said and asked her “why?”.  She told me she wanted it for a book at home; an interactive, fill in the blanks, diary sort of book called “My Dream Horse”.  Her mission was to collect all sorts of items; articles, photos, poems…anything and everything that represented her vision of the perfect horse.  Her dream horse.  The book had a special place for a lock of hair.  A lock of hair from a very special horse.  A beautiful horse.  A kind, sweet and loving horse.  An old, blind horse named Cash.  Her dreams inspire me.

~Upon our children – how they are taught – rests the fate – or fortune – of  tomorrow’s world~BC Forbes