Some people should all over themselves regularly. Daily, hourly, sometimes by the minute. Guilt, shame, 'I'm not enough', 'I need to do more'. Women are queens of should-ing. But who says you should anyway? Do a little experiment for yourself right now. Go on, it will only take a minute. Stand up and shake yourself … Continue reading I should, I want to, I AM!
Well I'm heartily sick of doctors and medical tests at this point, yet also tremendously grateful for their care and compassion because I have some awesome experts on my side. If you remember from the last blog, I was waiting for some results to see if they could find the cancer that was causing the … Continue reading Time
My beautiful Amara is a master at living in the waiting, in the now. Lately I seem to be doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for the next medical test, waiting for those results, waiting for the next test/specialist/diagnosis or, in my case, lack of diagnosis so far. Don't worry, I've had lots of practice; … Continue reading It’s in the Waiting.
What was to be a routine operation went horribly wrong. Heff was left fighting for life with a massive brain bleed. Doctors were unsure if he'd make it. Then he'd 'probably be a vegetable'. After a while he was to re-learning to do everything from scratch. Soon Heff could be seen limping along the footpath … Continue reading Heff
Here is Rumble taking responsibility for ending the lesson by confiscating my whip. Apparently it was time for his lunch. A rider I know, let's call her Debbie, goes through horses faster than I go through coffee. Well ok, maybe not THAT fast... Anyway, she buys a lovely horse but within months or sometimes weeks, … Continue reading A Powerful Thing
Jaimie - 16 March 2019 Meet Jaimie. We really didn't need another horse, but Jaimie came across our path and when we saw his difficult situation, we couldn't leave him there so home he came with us. We always seem to have one rescue horse on the place anyway. Others saw a "naughty" horse. We … Continue reading Jaimie
Last week I went on a little road trip to watch a horse trainer. He was very good, in fact he was excellent. The things he could get his young horses to do were pretty impressive. He kept talking about obedience and his horses were, indeed, very obedient. A few years ago I would have … Continue reading Have to or want to…
"Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life." (Eckhart Tolle, 1999)
Someone came to visit the other day and as I was introducing them to my horses, she asked the dreaded question: "So...what do you do with them?" *sigh* THAT question. But I can't point fingers because I used to do the same thing; pigeon-hole riders into a specific discipline or style. "Oh, you're a … Continue reading The Dreaded Question…
Isn't this photo hysterical? It is my brother-in-law, not really a horseman but he rode a bit as a kid. Old Dallas here is about a thousand years old, hasn't been ridden in ages and one of the grandkids wanted to ride him but he was being a bit stubborn. So Paul decides to get on … Continue reading Simplifying Things