I had one of the most incredible experiences of my career a few weeks ago in Inkerman, Ontario Canada.
My hat goes off to Lorie Duff who created a format of learning, sharing and killer FUN for everyone … audience members and 12 fab riders who were coached by four awesome Canadian coaches. I had the honor of sharing mental skills training and purpose driven training with coaches, riders and observers alike. The best part is that the format allowed all the coaches and riders to openly learn from each other. I learned so much … and the best part is … I came away energized and inspired.
I have been thinking about updating how I deliver my newsletter articles to you and I have an idea. Now I would love to know if you think my plan is a good idea.
Instead of one long newsletter with all of the articles sent at the same time, I would spread them out over the month. So for example, one week you would receive a Personal Performance article (by itself) and the next week a Horsemanship article. For those who ride cutting horses, you would receive a cutting article during a separate week as well.
I am so excited to be a judge for the Road to the Horse competition in a few days! This is such an awesome event. It’s the premiere colt starting event competition in the World. Be sure to tune into this event LIVE! For details, go to www.roadtothehorse.com
Recently I had the great pleasure to participate in a Women’s Retreat in California. We had so much fun and we all came away truly amazed and moved by our experience.
We came together via a mutual friend, Sandy Collier. We all had horses and Sandy as a common link between us. What was so magical is how the entire experience unfolded so naturally on its own. Many of us shared our varied areas of expertise in an easy kind of way (no pressure of any kind) … topics included finances, life coaching, belly dancing (-: wine pairing, fly fishing, painting on canvas, anti-aging, self-defense, marketing and pilates.
The New Year always affords us the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. It feels fresh and full of positive expectations.
I hope the message in the Personal Performance article, “How to Make Sure Your New Year’s Goals Never Fail” helps you enrich your goals for even more personal fulfillment. I hope it resonates with you as much as it does for me.
These are the words of DCS (SW) Mary Apper:
"I am writing you to tell you how personally grateful and humbled I am to have received your thoughts and support in attending the 2015 NCHA Futurity with BraveHearts.
I love Thanksgiving. Whenever I focus on gratitude always brings me back to the awareness all of the blessings in my life … and that brings feelings of peace and prosperity. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
This year of 2015 has been … and continues to be … an exciting and very interesting year for Team Z44. Early in the year we decided to embark on an adventure to qualify for 3 different classes for the year-end World Championship Cutting Series. In order to qualify for any class, you must be one of the top 15 money earners in the country. The last weekend to add to money to this year’s earnings is November 15th.
2015 has been a novel one for me in many ways. Some friends and clients and I have been showing cutting horses on most weekends. We have had lots of adventures on the road.
I spent most of July in gorgeous Colorado with a wonderful team: six people, six horses and fabulous cutting show help at 10 shows over 17 days. We all had a great time. We had some good results and we learned a lot, too.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to be a part of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual event, “Cowgirl U” held at the incredible Paws Up resort in Greenough, Montana. Here I am, trying to stay warm in the rain (huge down parka underneath) as I led a cattle drive. Do you think, “Lookin good,” is too strong? I resemble a dark Pillsbury dough boy with high water pants!
(Click the image to watch the Youtube Video!)
I had so much fun recently at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. I had the privilege of working with the Equine Affaire team as well as a number of friends on a four-minute act for their nighttime performance, “Fantasia”. It was a “cutting freestyle” which is tough without live cattle. But, no problem. We had cows in costumes!