I now have proof that my aspiring Dr. Doolittle is a Horse Whisperer as well as a Lamb Whisperer.
Court was the one who befriended this young horse first; the horse, all alone in one of the pastures bordering our house, was surprisingly enthusiastic about playing a chase game with my happily barking dog.
Although both animals seemed to be having a great time, Sage and I were concerned that Court might get accidentally kicked in the excitement of their game. So Sage marched up to the fence and called the horse. The horse came.
Sage proceeded to pet the horse as if the two had been raised together, although this was this particular horse’s first appearance in that field. Court, apparently realizing that it was time to end their game, sat nearby as his master made friends with his playmate..
The world would be much better if everyone could communicate as well as these three young creatures did in that sweetly ephemeral moment.