Horses primarily use body language to communicate. Whinnies and nickers aren’t heard nearly as frequently as horse movies would lead us to believe. A good horseman can easily read a horse’s body language and converse with the horse using his own.
But one doesn’t have to be a horseman to know what our Tennessee Walker, Solomon, is thinking. His eyes tell all! One glance says he’s content, hungry, wanting attention, begging a carrot, proud of the good work he’s done, or jealous. (He’s easily offended and gets miffed if someone pays more attention to Sugar than him.) Solly would make a terrible poker player.
This morning Solly looked so cute, all covered with tiny icicles, that I just had to snap his picture before I did chores. Needless to say, his eyes read like a book: Enough already! Where’s my breakfast?
“The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.” –MATTHEW 11:5 (NLT)