January 30th, 2012 It's hard to believe that the first month of 2012 is almost over and even sadder is that I haven't posted anything on my own blog for close
to a year. Not having enough time in the day is just not the best excuse, but sometimes it comes down to, how am I spending my time and am I accomplishing things that I want to accomplish. On a farm there are certain things that just need to get done, so those things you can't delay or procrastinate on, feeding the horses, cleaning stalls, filling up water buckets, getting a few rides in when possible.
Actually, I think it is suppose to be April Showers ? :) However, winter hasn't quite let go of her icy grip on us, but we've certainly seen enough signs over the past few weeks to know, as always, spring's warmer weather is on it's way. When I look out into the fields, I honestly
think the horses enjoy this last bit of fresh crisp air. The footing has soften just enough for
them to feel that they can run around and play without slipping and sliding.
I'm always so grateful that I'm able to look out my back window every morning and see the antics that go on in those fields.
Even when the clouds are over head and the rain is pouring down, I do try to remember that somewhere above the sun is still shining. It's a terribly dull morning with lots of rain, so sometimes it's hard to find the positive motivation you'd like to have to skip down to the barn and feed the 'kids' and muck out stalls :)
Then I do always remember how lucky I am to beable to have the health and strength to do all of that and that I'm not having to get dressed and go and work in an office all day and then come and do chores.
As I sit here at my computer, I'm able to look out at a beautiful sunny morning and
see all my horses quietly feeding with the cool morning air gently blowing their tails.
I do find that the life of a horsewoman can be so serene and peaceful and often I will
just sit and watch and tell myself how grateful I am for this life.
After a fun clinic with the horses, it certainly inspires me once again to refresh some of those
riding and training skills that might have become stale over the winter months.
Please bare with me...this is all so very new to me. I guess this makes me a blogger!
I just wanted to let people know that happen to see my website that we are here to
help, listen to, and share stories about people and their horses.
As you know I am a Chris Irwin Certified Trainer and we have just finished our first
Horsemanship Clinic this past weekend. As always it was alot of fun, alot of information and just a great experience meeting the challenges of new horses and meeting alot of wonderful people as well.