I was pleased to read the cover story in the December/January issue of Equestrian magazine, featuring Lyle Lovett. The
singer/songwriter is a friend of mine from our college days. Between us, we have four Grammys … These days,
Lyle can be spotted with some frequency participating in reining events across
the country. In the article, he shared
with writer Kitson Jazynka some personal insights on growing up around horses –
and growing up with a father who appreciated horses. Texas
“My dad was very hands-on with the horses,” Lovett tells Jazynka. “When he passed away in 1999, there was something therapeutic about doing his barn chores for him. I still miss my dad every day, but having the horses around and knowing that I was doing something that would have made him happy helped me get through a difficult time.” Read the entire article here.
Whether you are a Horse Dad or are related to a Horse Dad, I’m wondering, what therapeutic value do you find in the barn chores you do?