Give up the pattern

Know when you have to give up the pattern to work on the dance. Emily Kemp My long term plans for Khaleesi include finishing higher mileage events culminating hopefully in a single-day 100 mile ride. For Wyoming at the moment it includes having a horse that can function as a solid trail partner including transportContinue reading “Give up the pattern”

The Emotional System

I have been considering the systems of horses and humans for a few years now and how they work when healthy and what happens when they malfunction. I worked with a mentor a couple of years back who helped me see that humans and horses do function on systems and this can be observed andContinue reading “The Emotional System”

Kairos

I like to imagine a horse knows her name and will tell you if you ask. Khaleesi was born on March 17 and named Shamrock temporarily until she was renamed Ireland. I knew when she came to live with me however, that she had a real name and would reveal it when she was readyContinue reading “Kairos”

Adventure in the depths

With the world of Covid my circles have become smaller, yet I’ve found instead of feeling grounded or isolated I’ve been finding my ‘GO’ in depth instead of width. I am grateful to live in a place with around 75% National Forest and low population density, so it’s normal for me to spend a dayContinue reading “Adventure in the depths”

Break through

This year I had a word given to me through a dream: regrowth. While all growth comes with its challenges it seems regrowth comes with extra: a removing of the old compromised layers and the process of growing in new layers with the the cushion needed to protect the structure in between. True to theContinue reading “Break through”

Lessons: Kindergarten Graduation

July 10, 2019 This blog is part of a series inspired by a private clinic with Emily Kemp. I highly recommend her and you can find more information here: Emily Kemp Website Some of the most profound lessons for me from the clinic came from working with Wyoming. Wyoming is a BLM Mustang from WyomingContinue reading “Lessons: Kindergarten Graduation”

Healing and the Hope Cycle

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 I recently heard Holly Furtick talk about the Hope Cycle. She was inspired by an ancient letter written to people in Rome by a guy named Paul who suggested that we should be glad when we get to suffer… because suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character and character produces hope…Continue reading “Healing and the Hope Cycle”

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 ofContinue reading “REGROWTH”

Ever After…

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Somewhere deep inside us, we humans have basic ideals that can’t be explained by genetics or evolution or experience of the world around us. Yet somehow we share the understanding though what we do with the ideas is varied. Perfect. We all inherently know that we aren’t perfect and it’s somethingContinue reading “Ever After…”

Respect or Robot?

I was sent an interesting blog recently regarding learned helplessness in horses. I recommend it as food for thought and if you read it (including the two embedded links) you may find this post easier to track. Learned Helplesness Blog I was pondering in recent weeks how occasionally I’ve heard horse people talk about aContinue reading “Respect or Robot?”