Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Tea and Horses

I've just returned from spending a weekend in one of my favorite places on earth: the Rafter M horse farm and therapeutic riding center. I have spent many happy hours of my life there!

On this particular visit, I was honored to host a tea party for volunteers of the therapeutic riding program. The riding program serves the physically and mentally disabled. The program is so inspiring!

As decoration, we used an antique brass teapot with a warmer (see photo) that is hinged so that it tips. We also used some of my friend's family heirloom plates and nut dishes. The tea party was lively and fun!

Also during this visit, I had a rare opportunity: time to sit and do nothing with my hosts. This is rare indeed, as running a farm means that there is always something to be done. However, on this particular Sunday, it was raining heavily and we sat on the front porch and relaxed. A nice surprise for us all!

That afternoon,the rain stopped and I was able to help with Goldie, a miniature horse (see photo). Goldie is learning to pull a tiny little cart. She's precious, and well mannered! She just doesn't like to step on dark spots in the road. >-)

Thank you to the Rafter M Therapeutic Riding Center for the service, kindness, and care it provides in our world!


Connie said...

You sure do "cool" stuff Steph! love the picture of Goldie :)

Cindy W. said...

Ohmygosh, a tea-geek who loves horses as well as tea. I can tell I'll be reading your blog regularly. :)

Thanks for posting a note to my Cup of Tea and a Blog. I don't know why my searches at never led me here -- you'd think that now blogger is owned by google, their search system would be a bit better!