Horses at Dawn (a Romantic Piece)


I’ve been deeply in love with horses since I was born. I’ve been fortunate enough have been around them most of my life: from riding lessons as a child, the first family horse, a job with a large dressage barn, certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and a very successful massage business (I was one of the first people in Indiana to be practicing ESMT), a job in a high-end tack shop, a horse of my own (an Appaloosa mare named Jet), and now my little mule, Andromeda. I’ve had many amazing experiences, and never has my love for equines flagged or waned. They possess a fierce yet gentle spirit, they are stunningly beautiful, and always amaze me with how willing they are to do what we ask of them. So yes, I had to write a few poems about them : ) Here is one….(along with a photo of my sweet Andromeda)


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Andromeda-June 2017


Published by Carol

Carol became addicted to the cathartic and highly personal nature of poetry as a child. She has taught poetry writing and appreciation to children and adults, and has had the good fortune to serve as a poet-in-residence for Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She has also presented poetry workshops for librarians at the Children & Young People’s Division library conferences, and was awarded “Outstanding Teaching in the Field of Poetry” by the Barbara Juster Esbensen teaching award committee. Carol’s poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines such as Frogpond, Branches, The Journal of Modern Haiku, The Vision, and Cricket. Holding a B.A. in Music, Carol has performed in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Ensembles to her credit include Shilombish, White Elk, Zionsville Flute Choir, American Crow. As well as being a vocalist, Carol also performs on silver flute, Native American style flute, bass guitar, and bass lute. Also an avid equestrian, Carol is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and loves to spend time with her mule, Andromeda.

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