Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day three hundred and twenty-two of that project.

This quilt block shows a horse in a stable. The stable is a yellow building with vertical slats delineated by red stitching. In the middle of the building is a brown gate split into an upper window and a lower door. The upper window is open, and out from the black fabric inside is an orange fabric in the shape of a horse. The horse has extra details drawn in with pen, like an eye and mane. The roof of the stable is a dark red and flat.
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This horse has a nice arrangement in his barn.

A much-loved member of the family, Buck has carried his mistress since she rode him in barrel racing events when he was a young gelding.

A gelding is a castrated male horse. Once after a vet had been to our place to castrate a couple of colts, I asked my father why the vet had been there. He replied, “Well, Sis, those young studs just had their minds changed for them.” (that was his way of telling me they’d been castrated.)

Buck was always a good-tempered horse and his mistress used him for pleasure riding for many years. She took him on trail rides, one year they even did the high lonesome trail.

In his declining years now he is loved and pampered and gives gentle rides to his mistress’s very young daughters. their tiny legs hardly reaching across his broad back as they tell him, “Good boy, go faster.”

Buck stays at the same pace no matter what they say, always looking to his mistress for clues. If she clucks her tongue at him he will pick up the pace and the little ones will squeal.

Couldn’t ask for a more faithful or loyal friend.