These are indeed two very special Ladies, each will never forget the other and forever bonded they will remain. Julie you saw that twinkle behind Lauderlass’s sad and petrified eye, you had the same faith and feeling of her so wishing to trust that we had but yet others could not or perhaps did not want to see, perhaps due to their own inner fear.
We remembered back today those early days of Lauder Lass when she was too scared to be looked at never mind touched. Those moments where silence and stillness were imperative for Lauder Lass to progress without the fear of being so hurt and damaged as she had been in her past. Where if you flicked one strand of hair away from your face or accidentally moved a fraction by changing your rested leg she would be instantly filled with anxiety. When she would hold any drink of water in her mouth for many minutes without dropping a droplet as if she had been starved of water for many a day. Where she would stand in the stream cooling her tired, cracked and unpaired aching hooves. When memories of her dark days, those dark evil nights haunted her every minute of the day.
To see her now is indeed a complete and utter joy, the Matriarchal Mare that you should have experienced many years ago, you now can be our Bonnie, Bonnie Lauder Lass.
With many, many thanks to all who continue to visit and spend those extremely humbling moments with her. . . it is thanks to you all that she is the way she is today.
Many gave up hope and wouldn’t give her the time, but she was given her voice and choice and has never looked back.