A Golden Gift.
Even as a small child, I was drawn to every horse or pony I saw. They smelled so good and I loved talking with them. Not in the usual way you and I do, but with our minds. We shared pictures back and forth. I touched them and they nuzzled me. I was so in love with these gentle creatures. As I grew older, I knew my destiny would be with them. On the streets of the city I grew up in, I rode my bike with friends. The huffy was a stand in for the golden palomino I rode in my dreams. I knew she would be real some day.
At age eleven, my birthday wish was the same as it had always been : A golden horse. After my party was over and the other kids had gone, my grandmother gave me a box to open with a sly smile. Hidden under the pretty horse covered wrapping paper was a “Barbie Horse”. She was golden and had a long white mane and tail and could “walk”. I hugged my grandmother tight and told her “Thank you! Soon, I will ride one that looks exactly like this! Her name will be Hollywood.” She winked at me and said” I love her name and I believe you will do everything you think you can!”
The next year we moved to Michigan where I met a lovely horsewoman named Sue who took me under her care and taught me all she knew. I started riding her horses and ponies and soaked up all the knowledge available to me at school and in the clubs such as 4-H and FFA. I was in heaven on the back of a horse. It was my escape from the turmoil going on at home as my parents fought and drank. Eventually, my mother found Jesus and my father went to jail. We moved back to California.
Flash forward to 2011. I am sharing breakfast with my wonderful husband. He smiles at me and asks me what I would like for Christmas. I tell him I have everything I need and I am grateful for every moment in this beautiful life, but a Palomino filly would be awesome. He laughs and says it’s always been the same thing right? I smile, nod and say yes, always. You will get her soon, he says, I just feel it.
On December first, my husband comes to me with an ad he has found on Craigslist. It lists a mare and her 6 month old palomino filly for sale. We have to go see them, I say. It might be her!! I am so excited. I have been visualizing this horse for a long time. After 2 hours on a bumpy dirt road, we pull into the run down ranch. I run to the corral to see the horses, as my husband tracks down the owner. What I see gives me shivers. Not in a good way. The mare is very thin and the tiny baby horse looks more brown with dirt than golden. I climb between the rails and pet the mother horse.The baby is terrified and runs from me in wild eyed fright. The lady who I had spoken with earlier tells me she just rounded them up from the desert and put them in this paddock. She says the baby horse has never had a halter on, or been touched! I am already talking to her and sending her pictures of calming things. She stops and looks right at me. I feel like all the love in the world just hit me. The ranch lady agrees to sell us the baby. I want to take my little “Holly” home. She is so small that my husband just picks her up and puts her in the trailer. Our little baby horse is so tired and weak but she totally trusts me. With a warm barn, great food and lots of love and care, in 2 weeks she heals and soon forgets the entire ordeal she went through.
Over the years, she grows to be the exact horse I dreamed of my entire life. The toy Barbie horse was manifested first and became the real barbie horse when I needed her the most! I am so grateful to have this amazing horse in my life. So much happened over the last 5 years between me and “Hollywood FrostNShine” it will fill a book. It has been one miracle after another. You see, I have been blind for the last 5 years and she was my eyes. I continued to compete in barrel racing because of the bond we share. I trusted her as she trusted me when she was a baby. I always send her my thoughts and she shares hers.
Last September, I visualized that I would have my vision back and move to my home state of California. Exactly one month ago I did just that and today as I sat on my Golden pony, I realized all of my manifestations happened because I had dreamed of her and believed she was mine.
Never stop dreaming of the miracles that are already yours. Have an awesome day. Lori and Holly