Eighth

May 1, 2019 I have struggled to write since my last post; it’s been the longest hiatus since I began the blog. It’s not due to lack of activity or material as much as there have been many seeds coming up all over the place with no finished concepts maturing into a blog that would […]

REGROWTH

Happy New Year! A friend recently told me her family always has a single word to define the year ahead. As I pondered this concept I was working through the meaning of a recent dream. I journaled through the dream and the word came to me clear as the dawn of a new day of […]

Better than I deserve

Monday, October 22, 2018 Home from the last ride of 2018 I’m pleased and a little surprised to say we had a fantastic day. Better than expected and truly better than I deserved. The abrupt drop in temps made for a great morning for Khaleesi who has a full on winter fuzz coat that I […]

Fly into the turbulence

Saturday, September 22, 2018 I often wake up in the dark on race day and get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and wonder what I’m doing here. Why do I do this? Fear. Yes. I do feel fear. Thursday morning my biggest fear was that my Scootboots would fail me. What […]

Peace

August 13, 2018 Things in the barn have been quiet lately. No that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped going! Very funny. After years… at least four or five or even six… of seeking a different way of relating to horses… of struggling to connect and communicate with them more effectively. Something has clicked over. Friday I […]

The mud of black sheep

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 This weekend proved one of the toughest rides for me. It began the morning of departure – loading up and hitting the road. I didn’t feel great when I woke up… had a strange disconcerting dream about doing too many things that made me behind to teach a class… then everything […]

The time it takes.

June 21, 2018 It takes the time it takes. The biggest problem I run into when adults come to me to learn the violin is that their brain works faster than their body. It takes a long time to master the fine skills to play the violin- and when I say fine I mean small. […]

Love is patient.

Friday, April 5, 2018 I have been very interested in love for at least a year… what does love require… what does walking in love cost (it always costs something)… how do we take and give love to others and how do we love like the other (horse, human, dog etc) needs and not just […]

What I really want.

Monday, January 29, 2018 I’m at an odd sort of place where I could share a million little details of every barn visit… but then at the end I almost have nothing at all specific to say. While I’m in the moment there are a ton of things going on… little conversations… things I’m learning […]

Lessons.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Last post (Miracle) I went through the miracle part of my weekend– hoof boots that held up to an OD ride! Now for the lessons… As I trotted across the finish line under the lights at 7:25pm (with a cutoff time of 7:30) my triumphant words to the gracious volunteers that […]