West Asheville. Hank Williams, Jr., David Allen Coe and Waylon Jennings.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mark Espy & His Horses

It's been a month since Dad passed away. Certainly, when we think of him, one of the things that will be prominent in our minds is his love of horses. As you can see in the first video (a new "old" creation!), this passion didn't happen by accident. Granddad Major had several horses - some that were on the farm and others behind their house in town. In video two, in his horse barn office, Dad talks about those early years. Finally, there's video three, which is my favorite.  It shows Dad enjoying an early morning ride, one of his greatest pleasures.  But, as the video reveals, the means to that end was the feeding, and grooming, and all the other behind-the-scenes work - daily, essential work - needed to keep his horses and farm in optimum shape.  Luckily, he had lots of help. 

Thanks to my stepmom for this photo

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