Horse Experience: Notes on Recovery from the Louisiana Floods
“Some of these horses have also been rescued from floodwaters. They too are in a strange place, and deeply alone.”
I can’t do this. I’m not strong enough. I don’t trust the horse or myself or Mother Nature or mennot
Katy Simpson Smith is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. She lives in New Orleans.
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