The who, what, when, where and why of an equestrian

Isn’t life funny? Wouldn’t you know, I’d have a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious) when I feel tired and snippy. But life does that. Tragedy strikes in your life and all of the sudden, when you just become oh so pleasantly complacent, POP! You’ve been thrust from your cocoon by what you thought was suffocating you.

I started this blog almost a year ago and this is the only blog I can remember writing that wasn’t about Sara and myself collectively. Hmm, how interesting! As an introvert, I am mentally charged, so you can be certain that more has gone on in my mind that I’ve let on. But why?

Personal tragedy has been part of my life lately. The ending of the relationship with my significant other and best friend. My grandfather being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer. I found myself telling friends, “I can’t believe this is real.” I felt like I was in a waking dream – or nightmare, rather.

But it was real. It is real. And I am not in a dream and I have choices to make. After dinner this evening, I sat down to catch up on the blogs I enjoy reading, specifically surrounding Parelli. I came across a short post by Petra Christensen. Cue BFO. “What if it’s perfect that you’re not perfect.”

This notion started a chain reaction internally. I began feeling empowered. Yes, tragedy is here, but as they say – when God closes a window, He opens a door. I choose to embrace the metamorphosis tragedy has imposed. Because your attitude can strip tragedy of it’s power. Although this revelation was directed at my personal life, I can’t wait to get out and PLAY with my horses with my improved attitude!


Sara’s First Trot

The Equestrian Social Media Awards winners are being announced. Congratulations, all!

A beautiful blog from Parelli Central that had me licking and chewing: Where in OZ are you?

View part two on Youtube here.

I love my mare.

I wish I had pictures from the last few days.

We’ve played in three savvies: Online, Liberty and Freestyle.
You heard right: Freestyle! My mare and I have been riding!
Two days in a row, we’ve ridden for half an hour after playing online or at liberty. We’ve pushed the big green ball, played point to point, started follow the rail, squeezed through barrels, as well as yielding, halting and backing.
Did I mention today was her third ride without someone leading her for me on the ground? Full credit goes to my wonderful horse, Sara. She is so smart and willing. She makes learning fun, which is a first for me in a long time.

Rudyard Kipling

Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.