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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.

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.

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.

Sunshine Somewhere

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.

Good Morning

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.

Welcome

Hi Everyone
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.
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