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Looking in the Mirror
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Stories from the Soft Side of Sasha

It's easy enough to do, for some.  Others have a difficult time deciding where or how to begin.  This has always been the case for my friend, Terri.  You could also call her my care giver or steward.  She never liked the word owner but to me she has always been my partner, benevolent leader, my student and my teacher.

She has learned over the years that she is a reflection of me and I am a reflection of her. It's been a journey of twists and turns over smooth and rough surfaces on a path to understanding who we are and what our purpose in this life is.

Colorful Space

 A wonderful friend of mine was out visiting yesterday and as we sat in our gazebo by the pond, she mentioned to me that there seemed to be more of a peacefulness to the property than ever before.  I asked my friend to explain what she meant by that as we had both mentioned that this place always has an wonderful vibe to it, but it seems, it was when she noticed that all 17 horses were now living a life as one herd with no closed gates between paddocks and fields which has allowed the horses to meander from field to paddocks without any restrictions, that there was a sense of ebb and flow.

The Quiet of the Evening

On a quiet evening at Blue Heron Stables, I have the pleasure of walking out on to my deck to overlook the calmness, the beauty and the comfort that is being shown to me in front of my very own eyes, the meshing of two herds, 3 weeks ago that has now quite obviously become one.

It seems when I look back on my 10 years of living life as a farm gal, I have been in the process of experimentation and the horses have graciously allowed me to learn through mistakes.  They have been patient with my inexperience and have allowed me to revel in my right choices and learn from those other choices.

Looking in the Mirror

Sometimes it takes just a gentle nudge, from a friend, to take a good hard look at ourselves in the mirror. 
Most times, the friend is a sister, or companion, husband, or perhaps a daughter or a son, but we assume the friend to have 2 legs and a human brain.
Not in this case, and not this morning.....
As a recent graduate of the FEEL~Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning Program through Horse Spirit Connections, my knowledge of horses as teachers and my development of intuitive skills, gave me great strength knowing I had the skills to carry this beautiful work with horses and people out to the world  and with confidence.

Cows in the Field

Running, butting heads, the chase is on.....
 
A car stops to observe, what so many would miss
 
They notice the audience member on the side of the road
 
And suddenly the antics subside and curiosity  begins
 
40, 60, it's hard to tell, as all I see are
   
      beings of beautiful browns and blacks
 
From across the road I see their interest in their eyes, they are not the
  
    novelty, it definately is "I"

Letting go of the Fear

It's a new year.  And as with the coming of a new year, we all tend to decide what resolutions or changes we want to make in our life that we can all hopefully stick to. There are always the food resolutions, the weight resolutions, spend more time with my friends and family resolutions.  I decided to not do the resolution promised this year.
I have a plan in mind for 2013 and it's to unfold the dream of a farm that shows compassion to horses and humans alike. The dream to provide people with the knowledge about horses in a way that perhaps they never thought about.

Change of Seasons

As the season of summer changes into the crispness of fall, I find myself changing with the cooler winds that blow across our fields.  When the fields become empty of the soybeans and the eighth of the hay is not even enough for a field mouse to get lost in, I know that the hazy days of summer have ended and a sense of rejuvenation takes place within my body.
 
This is my favourite time of the year.  A small window of beautiful foliage from young and old maple trees, the sounds of the geese gearing up for their trip back to the south, the coyotes at night stirring up the quietness of the dark and the dancing and playing of the horses out in the field.

A rainbow for Sully

The sun has finally come out..... although, last evening between the rain and the dark clouds, a beautiful double rainbow appeared, rain and dark clouds reappeared and then the sun came out..... all within the time span of a very difficult situation happening at our farm.
Our farm, our horses, Donna and Ingrid, our boarders, my friend Anne , my husband Rick , myself and a very wonderful girl lost a friend last night.  His name was Sully and he came to our farm, with his sisters by a very incredible way.

Horse Camp

Again, I haven't posted anything for a while, but I did want to share the wonderful experiences and and the great time we had here at the farm on the long weekend of Canada Day.
 
Blue Heron hosted another Horsemanship Clinic with Chris Irwin.  Unfortunately the clinic wasn't busy as far as spectators were concerned, we did have a full 2 days of Private Lessons and Train the Trainer Programs which were quite successful.  The horses certainly got what they needed during those 4 days and I do believe people left feeling great about what they learned and what they could go home to with the knowledge to carry on the work with their horses.

TRUSTING YOUR FEELINGS

It's a wintering Sunday afternoon and I thought I'd just sit down and reflect the events of the past 3 days.  My friend Anne Gage and myself conducted our first WOMEN, WISDOM & WHISPERS clinic this past Thursday and Friday.  Doing a 2 day clinic during the week might have been pushing the envelope but I really wanted to try it and I decided to follow what my heart was saying.
 
Now, with the flyers and the advertisements and facebook and emails, you would think we would have a waiting list of women wanting to join us for these 2 days, but what we did end up with was a wonderful group of 5 women (which I was thrilled about) join us at Blue Heron Stables.
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