I got a little teary at the news of Patrick Swayze's death this morning, though I'm not entirely sure why. I was never obsessed with him as many girls were. I never thought he was much of an actor. Though I admit he did floor me with his performance in Donnie Darko as Jim Cunningham, the motivational speaker and closet pedophile.
But I suppose I did love him simply because he was so involved with his Arabians throughout his life. I have a soft spot for anyone who loves horses, and in particular Arabians, since that's the breed I grew up around. So, here's to the tremendous love and gentleness of Patrick Swayze's spirit -- it's on full display here in this video of him showing a baby halter horse.