Today, I wanted to share some moments that have meant a lot to me these past few weeks. When we started doing virtual tours, it was initiated to continue the mission of Horse Country, and to hope to lessen the blow to fans who wanted to come visit, but were now not able.
However, I have been so inspired by giving the virtual tours, because viewers appreciate them so much. I share here a screen shot from one where an ER doctor on the front lines watched, and ambulance workers tuned in…to provide themselves some peace.
We are so lucky to work with horses, the peace and curiosity they inspire, and to be able to share them with so many is the most rewarding aspect of this uncertain time. I also want to share the below Tweet from a woman in Chicago, who wrote a letter to my grandmother, Alice Chandler, and team in 1996. She shared it on Twitter the other day and I have been so moved by it.
Horse Country started as my grandmother was slowing down, and she isn't really involved with it now. However, reading this letter is a great reminder that she, and so many, have always felt it our responsibility to share horses with people. That it meant so much to this 15-year-old in 1996 that she kept the letter and shared it in 2020 is just amazing and a bright spot amidst the troubling times.