Research, horses and thanks :)
If you’ve been following my blog lately, it’s no secret that I’ve been writing a story about two sisters who lost their parents, and that their mom owned a horse farm. Jasmine, the little sister, is emotionally bonded with her horse Mono.
What you may not know is that I don’t know the first thing about horses.
Anyway, last summer my daughter spent a week at camp at the Full of Grace Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. Full of Grace is run by two very nice ladies, Joanna and Laura. They do horse therapy, lessons and boarding, and naturally when I thought about this story I thought I should get in touch with them about this. Last week we met at Panera Bread to discuss me hanging out at the farm, watching, asking questions, so I could learn a little bit about horses, horse farms and anything else I might come across.
Let me just say that so far it’s been a fantastic experience. I spent this morning at the farm, following Joanna and later Laura around, asking questions, taking notes and learning learning learning. I don’t know yet what will make it into the story and what won’t. But either way, it’s been a fantastic experience so far.
I go back 7:30 on Monday morning 🙂