"The Greeting" 7.75 x 18 inches, oil on panel
My Dad had such a connection with animals, in his quiet way, that we would call him the "Horse Whisperer". It would be a rare sight to see him walking across the barn yard without a dog or two trailing behind, while his horses beckoned to him, hoping to perform a trick for him.
One lovely afternoon, on a meandering buggy ride with his buddy, Francis, we came across these beauties in a neighbouring pasture. Of course they had a greeting for Dad. That's just how it was.