(In my last post, I talked about the need for all of us to get fit and lose some unwanted pounds.) In our quest, we started “Operation Horsey Boot Camp.” The plan was to get EVERYONE moving at the speed of at least a trot. If they moved faster, that was fine. To start them… Read More Operation Horsey Boot Camp
We’ve all heard the phrases “pleasantly plump”, “roly-poly”, “chunky monkey” and so on to describe individuals who are overweight. (I told you there was an elephant in the room!) When people started to refer to my ‘kiddos’ (Image and Ember, my mustangs) using these phrases, at first it was cute and kind of adorable. I… Read More The Elephant in the Room, er…Pasture?
“Do you trust the trust your horse has in you?” Jamie Dodson It all started out… Read More Just Another Rainy Day?
Whether it’s a friendship or relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing. Author unknown Summer has come quickly to central Ohio, with blazing hot temperatures and sticky humidity. It is days like these, that… Read More A Little Pampering on a Hot Day
In one of my previous journal entries, I talked about the kind of leader I want to be. (You can check it out here) I know that to be an effective leader I need to continually grow my relationship with each of my ‘kiddos’. Getting to know them on a deeper level will only help that to happen. During… Read More What’s In It For Me?
…. than I can keep up with. I can not remember a time when I have been this busy. During most of 2013 I found myself chasing after time to try to catch up, only to find myself in a losing battle…. There are a few things of 2013 that I would like to… Read More Time is flying faster……
I have longed for the day I would be writing this journal entry….. Our summer months were very hot and dry with very little relief from the sun that beat down relentlessly. I found myself perspiring just standing still in the shade. I knew if I was miserable, the horses probably were too. It was… Read More In the Quiet of a Moment
It has been some time since I have made a post about Image and Ember, two Pryor Mountain mustangs that now reside in our pastures and deep within my heart. They share grazing ground with my husbands horses: another mustang, Abi (12 yr old, HMA in Nevada), Touchy (32 yr old QH Mix) and Lady… Read More Leading the Herd…
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I have not always been a horse-person. As a little girl growing up, my dreams were not filled with horses. My sister had a horse when we were in our teenage years and I have to admit to having a fear of that horse.… Read More Hoof Prints within my Heart
The summer months had unusually high temps and very thick humidity that hung heavy in the air. I was half tempted to get a spoon and scoop it up, it was that thick. Our small herd found themselves tucked into the dark recesses of the barn to get away from the swarms of horse flies… Read More A Sweltering Summer