Beating out a hummingbird for most suggested is a horse, so that’s our subject for today’s letter. Horses are amazingly difficult to render, though I’m not entirely sure why this is. I wasn’t sure there was anything horse-like happening at first, but in the end I think one managed to appear. Another young version of an animal in the form of a foal, as I still find the baby versions of animals the most interesting.
When I was younger I used to ride horses with my sister-in-law and it was amazingly fun. We’d go on long trail rides and stop every so often to just sit alone with our horses in the middle of a field or near a stream. This was such a wonderful experience. Galloping scared the hell out of me and I always thought I would fly off, so I loved these little moments of quiet time without the fear of falling to my death.
As a kid I used to collect realistic horse figurines and even had a stable to put them all in. My favorite horse was the Palomino because it had this luxurious blonde hair that nearly looked like a odd wig instead of a mane. Not entirely sure why this fascinated me, but it did at the time. Running short on time, so I’ll stop here. Tomorrow is “I” so if you have a suggestion of an animal or other living thing, please shout it out in the comments!
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