with Horse and Hound

Just One More Chase

Practice_favoriteJudy Harris yearns for "Just One More Chase" on her favorite mare, Practice.    Bonnie Smith photoI remember the pounding of her strong heart

In sync with mine, she was ready to start.

It was our first morning, a dream come true

Out in the hunt field, alert for a view.

Excitement, adventure and thrills abound

Observe and listen and follow the hounds.

So we kicked on for ten years or more

A bond, a friendship a lasting rapport.

Many years later, she’s fought the good fight

but can no longer carry a rider in flight.

She whinnies from pasture upon my return

Eagerly waiting the day’s story to learn.

Oh, how I wish she were a bit stronger

To carry the saddle, just one day longer

To ride to the hounds, the wind in my face

with my very best friend, just one more chase.

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