782. Racing Horses: a mindful children’s tale

Lana and Luda Horse have a race in the marsh!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:42

Racing Horses Excerpt:

It was a sunny warm afternoon as Luda horse grazed in the marsh along the coast of Ahway Island. She looked out into the marsh and appreciated what she saw before her. The brilliant blue cloudless sky, contrasted well with the small patch of tall, green grass in front of her. Seeing how tasty that green grass looked, Luda bent her head down to take a bite. She felt the glistening warm rays of sun on her back as she chewed a mouthful of grass.

Luda was thinking of what she wanted to do after her meal when she heard a set of hooves splash in the water behind her. She lifted her head, swooped her mane of hair out of her eyes, and saw her sister Lana horse approaching swiftly. She noticed Lana’s shiny speckled coat. It was checkered with spots of dark brown, black, and white. Her coat contrasted well with her long black mane of hair that was blowing with the breeze.

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