Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 18

our history: HORSES YESTERDAY O U R C O U N T Y ’ S H I S TO RY The Return of the Horse, or The Coming of the God-dog — Part 2 of 2 OCTOBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY BY MEL W RHODES 16 H e spotted the first glimmer of dawn sparkling in the grasses wet with dew and bent toward him by a gusting wind, a wind redolent with the scents of moist earth and cedar and dung. He filled his lungs to bursting with the heady air, with the joy of all things connected with the great arc of life that had brought him to this place on the edge of the plains where the oaks gave way to tall grasses and rolling, broken country.