Let’s talk about what NOT to do

Normally, I enjoy talking about positive subjects, keeping the material light and fun, and teaching some sort of lesson (usually based on my own experience). But today I want to talk about something that happened that is not so positive and may be a touchy subject for some. It is something that is near and […]

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What an Attitude!

What an attitude! That’s what I was thinking after I went down to the barn to see my boys, Jazz and Apollo. So, I went down to the barn and my boys were in their stalls finishing breakfast. I wanted to let them out and just hang out for a while. Part of my thinking […]

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Thank You!

This week I just want to take a second to say THANK YOU! Thank you to my mother-in-law who is 84 years old and has been sewing facemasks for the last month, every day, giving them to her family, friends, neighbors and all the elderly members of her son’s large community of nursing homes. Thank […]

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Are you ok?

With the social distancing guidelines here in the US, I’ve been grateful for the ability to talk live with a lot of my students and friends over the phone, Zoom, and Google Duo. Like most of my conversations, the first thing I ask is … Are you ok? So far, I have always heard, “Yes […]

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What do horse training and salmon have in common?

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming upstream against the current? “To swim upstream. To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others.” Yeah, me too. When I first started to go out on my own and do things my […]

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Asking for Forgiveness

“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission” – Grace Hopper But what does it really mean? Here is another variant of that saying… “if you’ve got a good idea, and it’s a contribution, I want you to go ahead and DO IT. It is much easier to apologize than it […]

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Am I good enough?

Growing up – even well into my late 20’s – I was so insecure it was painful. My insecurities were deeply rooted since childhood. And they went far beyond just feeling a little bit nervous at a party or wondering whether my hair looked good. I was brought up to be a “good girl” and […]

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Before the Clydesdales

We are all very familiar with the Budweiser Clydesdales from the Superbowl and holiday commercials. You can’t help but love them, right? But did you know that before they used Clydesdales for promotional work, Anheuser Busch, the makers of Budweiser, used an Arabian stallion called Bahim Hisan. Here’s a video of him in his prime: […]

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Location, location, location…

Isn’t that what they say about finding or selling a home? It’s all about a good location and where you are, right? Where are you? Well, I learned something new from my horses and thought I would pass on their wisdom in today’s blog. My boys are always teaching me or reminding me of things. […]

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Horse Rustlers in 2020!

I remember watching the old westerns when I was younger and loved the chases on horseback, the beautiful scenery and the open wild wild west. Then they would show the cattle and horse rustlers and the adventure started to get them back. That made good TV back then, but I didn’t think that in 2020 […]

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