A story of two sisters and the horse circle - Images by Natalya McDonnell
It is an unusual story. Two sisters.
Zoe and Sybil. Rattus rattus.
They had heard of the great circle of horses
& They had to see for themselves.
They slipped out carefully and went to the arena at the special time.
So excited Zoe peeked over the red curtains, she could hardly wait
But, before they knew it there were horses all around them.
It was scary they almost got stepped on; the horses came so close.
But in time it was exciting and the ritual of the circle called to them.
The horses were nice and Sybil joined their ritual circle and walked her "pride walk" in time to the drums circling with the horses.
Zoe tried to see if she could get on one and ride.
It was amazing.
The the sisters began to speak to the circling horses...
of their hopes, their lives, and to imagine a whole new way.
They spoke to the circle and they were heard.
Things could change!!
But suddenly there was stamping and the noises of fear. Hoof beats ringing loud -- horses with shoes? -- unfamiliar and, someone was yelling.
They heard "run!"
from the breath of the horses around them
But before they knew what was happening there was the shadow of the lasso over their heads
Oh no.... what will happen to them?
Any ideas? Will they escape? What were they plotting with the horses?
[thanks to Natalya McDonnell for providing Zoe, Sybil and all the Schleich horses. Take note photographers.... rats are hard to work with. They constantly move and each part of them seems to move separately. Yikes!]