I've been looking for horses for a long time now. Since I live so close to the city, I almost never see horses. I get to see so many wild animals, because I live near a few nature parks. And there are so many wooded areas around me.
When I was a kid the police used to ride horses in downtown Detroit. There was always a crowd around the officer with the horse. It was such a fun thing to see for everyone. Those days are long gone now, and sadly missed.
The last time I was at my grandparents farm, my uncle found a horse to ride for everyone. We looked at them the day before, and they were kind of grumpy, so we left them to graze. The horses weren't used to being ridden, so my uncle told us to be careful around them.
I mentioned once before that my dad grew up on a farm, and he used to bring us farm animals to keep right in the city. I had a strange childhood sometimes. After I was grown, my dad had a horse, and it got loose.
One of my brothers saw on the news that there was a horse loose on the freeway. My dad lived very close to that freeway, so my brother called him and told him his horse was loose. There couldn't be any other horses around there. My dad ended up having to go and get it. Everything turned out okay, but he got rid of the horse.
From some of those memories, I always liked seeing horses and other farm animals. I don't want to own them. I just like seeing them, and only where they belong, like on a farm or other appropriate place.
Well, after going to Sumac Pointe a few times last summer, I noticed that there was a place nearby that had horses. It was right across the lake from some of the areas of the park. I thought I should go over and see if I could get a few photos of the horses.
I would drive by there sometimes and see that there were at least three horses out there. I was surprised to see them in a place like that. I wondered if my dad knew those people. They actually have proper stables there, so the horses are very comfortable.
This last time I was at the park, I went to an area that was close to the horses. I didn't know I would be able to see them from the park. I guess you can imagine my surprise when I looked across the frozen lake and saw them there.
The lack of leaves on the trees always reveals some wondrous things, like these horses. The other times I came here, I never saw the horses. I only knew they were there, because I saw them as I drove by their place on my way home.
This is a great example of why I tell people to stop and look at the things you never considered before. Maybe you see something interesting, but you think you don't have time to stop. Plan a time to do it one day. You might see something fun like these horses.
They may be only horses, but they are highly unusual where I saw them. My adventures are for every day. They're not meant to be the greatest event of your life. They're meant to make your day a little bit happier.
If you stop just once a day, it won't take that much time, and you'll feel better for it. If you become an Everyday Adventurer, you might just stay a little happier all the time. Wouldn't that be a great thing if everyone was a little happier?