Haha, doubtful. I think there is some kind of recessive horse gene that I'm carrying. None of my family members have any particular interest in equines, though they do politely inquire about "Taylor? Tyler? That's right, Tucker," as he is affectionately called by most of them. I did apparently have a grandfather on the Irish side of my lineage who rode horses, though I never met him. Perhaps that's where all this came from.
So, in honor of my half-Irish heritage, I'm sharing my favorite Irish blessing. I've always thought this was particularly fitting for horse people, and often imagined that someday when I have a beautiful barn to call my own, I will have this inscribed somewhere.
“May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.”
Hope you all have a happy and safe St. Patrick's day. Don't overdo it with the green beer now! It's a school night, after all....