Occasionally something will happen in the neighborhood that will have everyone talking for a while. This happened to me just a few days ago, I had just returned home from seeing my brother-in-law off at the Dulles airport. I opened the store and started to heat up something for lunch.
I heard the shop door open and went to take a look. Coming into the shop was a man in riding gear carrying a bridle and glancing anxiously over his shoulder. I welcomed him and quickly learned that “Beau” was outside tied to my shop sign post.
The owner turned out to be a neighbor just down our street who stopped at the store when he saw Equestrian bookends through the shop window. I learned that he is the owner of Soldier’s Rest, one of the oldest houses in our county. After taking a few pictures of Beau outside, another neighbor and I marveled at the specialness of seeing this neighbor using his horse for transportation in our town.