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Big Visions, Patience and Miracles

Big Visions, Patience and Miracles

"Let the Divine handle the details, and demonstrate to you that 'impossible' can actually be easy when you surrender, step aside and trust the magic of the Universe" - Cordelia Francesca Brabbs, Oracle of the Unicorns GuidebookWhat big vision are you holding? Those who know me well know that mine is to help equines. The wild mustangs, domestic horses, ponies, minis, donkeys, mules. All of them. To help heal the horse consciousness. When I read about or even think about the injustice that is taking place I often end up in tears. A sign that I now know helps to...

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Long Lost Triceps and Becoming More Visible

Long Lost Triceps and Becoming More Visible

I caught a glimpse of my long lost triceps in the mirror at the gym today....who would’ve thought this would inspire a blog!Some of you know that I recently started a year long "Sculpted Vegan" program to work on getting back in shape. I have strayed from time to time, but for most of my life since my double shoulder surgery when I was 16 years old, going to the gym and lifting weights has been a part of my life. I was that lone girl in the free weight section of the gym at Michigan State, and most other...

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Sunshine, Asparagus and Gettin' Ready Not To

Sunshine, Asparagus and Gettin' Ready Not To

  My friend Phil Oakes, who mentors us at our monthly Cowboy Dressage clinics, often tells the story of a boy whose parents made him sit at the dinner table until he tried his asparagus. The boy sat at the table for hours and wouldn't give it a try. Finally late that night he took a bite, and he said you know Dad, "it's not that bad"! Phil then relates this to partnering with our horses, and how often times their behavior is how they learned to get ready to do something. It's how they have always gotten ready. So...

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Living in the MAGIC

Living in the MAGIC

One of my favorite things to do is to share space with my equines. Sometimes I sit in the pasture with them. Sometimes I sit outside the fence like I am doing tonight. While eating grass is normally one of Chief's FAVORITE things to do, tonight he has decided to park himself right in front of me and not move. Staring me down. At first I thought it was because the dogs were with me, but no. I had just posted a short video on facebook that showed Chief with his mane blowing in the wind (he looked very handsome)....

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My horse Spirit kicked me yesterday...

My horse Spirit kicked me yesterday...

I immediately sunk to the ground on my hands and knees in pain, involuntary tears coming down my face. I could barely walk. Even in the midst of the physical pain the emotional pain still rose to the surface. Why would she do that? The vet was here to give Bodhi, Spirit's 1 year old brother, a vaccine. I had Bodhi haltered and he was very mobile, trying to evade us. Which is not normal for him. And then Spirit kicked me. Many lessons here. The most obvious of course being that I should have had Bodhi in a pen...

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