Category Archives for Life Lessons

Horses Still Amaze Me!

I want to thank everyone for the kind thoughts and condolences I received after the passing of my horse Jazz two weeks ago. He had been my best friend for 32 years and we shared so much. He will always be in my heart and my memories. It’s also been a tough two weeks on […]

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Teddie Ziegler Horsemanship

Why? What makes you cry?

I was taking part in the Tony Robbins Comeback Challenge and it really made me think. Tony Robbins is an amazing inspirational speaker and he can really pull some good stuff from inside of you. He asked, “Why do you do what you do? and What makes you cry?” What he was trying to pull […]

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Starting Over… Ugh!

Isn’t that how you feel when someone says you have to start over. It can be heartbreaking. You think about all the work you’ve done on this one project, or that you’ve had this one job for over a decade, or maybe you have to move after you’ve spent half of your life fixing up […]

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After Last Week…

After last week’s hectic schedule, I decided this week I would make sure to take breaks. Or at least try to remind myself to take breaks and time to relax. But you know how that goes sometimes. Life can get full and the days can fly by. So, Monday disappeared before I knew it and […]

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Teddie and Kit

One of those weeks…

Do you ever get one of those weeks when you feel like you wading through treacle? Yep, this week had been one of those weeks for me. Some people imagine that the life of a teacher or ‘guru’ is all wine and roses as that’s the way it is often depicted. However, regular readers of […]

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Dave and Jazz

Have you had this happen to you?

A wise man once told me, “I can show you the path, but it is you that must walk it!” I thought, “But, I want you to show me the path, explain it to me so I can understand, and hold my hand and help me succeed.” That’s not unreasonable, is it? And me being […]

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Confidence - Use it or Lose it

Confidence – Use it or Lose it

Why are you not as confident around horses as you would like and what can you do about it? That’s a question I’ve been getting a lot during my 1-to-1 private coaching calls that I have been doing recently. And by the way we have been having a blast talking about horses. So, if you’d […]

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What makes you happy?

This week was a mix of fun, disappointment, pain, and relaxation. That’s a lot of emotions all in the last 7 days. Let me explain. I have battled clinical depression ever since my mother passed away in 2005, which was devastating to me. My depression continued after my grandmother got sick and passed away in […]

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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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