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 […]

Sometimes you’re the windshield

… sometimes you’re the bug…. Friday, September 7, 2018 This song has been wafting through from my teenage years from Mary Chapin Carpenter of late. I am preparing for the Biltmore 50 on September 20. It’s the AERC national championship ride and I was just informed Khaleesi and I qualify for it! I’ve been amping […]

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 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 […]

What can I say?

Friday, September 1, 2017 I haven't written recently not because my mind is blank or because I haven't been active with my horses. I just don't know what exactly to say. So in discussion with the 4am voices in my head that often turn into a blog post all I could think was I might […]

Tack and Tweaks

It’s a much more interesting journey when I’m able to include her in the decisions of her own care and tack. To stop looking at her behaviors as training issues and first ask what she is saying.

Seek… and ye shall find.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017 After a really fascinating day at the barn I’m left reflecting over that gut thing, that voice from somewhere else that has led me to the place I’m in right now. Then I feel grateful because that search that started as a gut feeling those years back that sent me off […]

The land of unicorns

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 I’m just back from Scotland which I learned adopted the unicorn as its national animal in the 1300s. Apparently much of the Western world believed them to be real until ‘disproven’ in the 1800s. (We all laugh at this now but we are more civilized and modern than that… of course […]