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Proven mental strategies for all riders for successful riding from the inside out. Discover solutions for those pesky, negative feelings that hold you back, like fear or a lack of self-confidence.

Riding and showing information for cutters to keep improving your skills. You will receive ongoing concepts to help you overcome your cutting challenges.

Encouragement for you to know you CAN overcome your challenges and live your dreams. This site is dedicated to providing those boosts for you.

“Follow Your Heart”

Do you follow your heart?

I hope so. When you do what connects to you … your dreams … your passions … the whims of your heart … then your life is adventuresome and you are true to you.

As you continue on with your 2015 riding adventures, I urge you to follow your heart. Love what you do. Go for it! Express gratitude and caring to those around you, and have a blast.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy New Year

Boy! The years just keep ticking off! It’s as if the much anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration for 2000 was yesterday!

That’s all the more reason to make this day count. Here’s wishing you fun, adventure and blessings in 2015.

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“Connect With Your Horse From the Beginning”

There is a simple routine you can do with your horse from the moment you step onto his or her back. It promotes flexibility, relaxation and a connection between you and your horse so you can begin your ride in a calm and focused manner.

It is simple. And, personally, I believe there is always incredible wisdom in simplicity.

After you mount your horse do not walk forward. Remain standing still.

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“The End of the Turn”

Most cutting pictures are similar to the one above because they capture a beautiful deep stop at the beginning or middle of the turn.

Most cutting instruction about how to sit and use your feet during stops and turns has to do with this part of the stop-turn sequence … near the beginning. For example, there’s a lot of discussion about sitting and waiting, etc.

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“Resolutions or a Story?”

When the clock turned midnight this past December 31st, 2014 became an official memory. Now, as you still stand at the beginning of 2015, what are your thoughts? Did the passing of the torch from 2014-2015 conjure up resolutions and new goals?

I’ve never been a big resolution girl. Goals … yes. That’s because even the thought of a “resolution” for me, holds the energy of a kind of drudgery. Plus, it also carries the connotation that most people don’t succeed when they make resolutions, so it’s really no big deal anyway. (How’s that for positive thinking!? LOL) Now, I know it doesn’t have to be that way for me, but I’m just fessing up to my reality when I think of resolutions.

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Happy Holidays, My Friends!

Consider this my personal Christmas card to you. I wish you and yours the warmest of holidays.

May we all spread peace and goodwill and fondly remember the reason for the season … and those we so dearly love who have gone before us.

Many blessings to you and yours,

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving. It is a time of gratitude and warmth with family and friends.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and a time to reflect on the things for which you are truly grateful … we all have so much to be thankful for … even the tough stuff!

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I’m a Junkie!

I’m an information junkie … at least about the things I’m interested in. (-:

I’m going to a seminar soon. It’s not about horses. It’s actually about doing a better and better job online.

So, I’m excited!!!! I love to learn and it will be great fun to do something so different. I will also be around great minds. That’s always a treat.

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Horses as Healers

A few weeks ago, I was honored to be a presenter at a National Conference for individuals serving veterans with an emphasis on those working with horses. The amazing and innovative staff at the Brave Hearts Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Poplar Grove, Illinois have initiated this national event for the past two years.

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Amazed Gratitude

As big as is possible to say THANK YOU, I am saying it to you now.

The reason is because everyone has been so amazing and I am grateful.

This past eight weeks ushered in a time in my life that we all experience … the loss of someone dear. For me recently, I said good-bye to my Mother and a close, dear girlfriend.

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A Special Note

Towards the middle of June my mother, Marie became very ill.

She went on to a heavenly life on July 7th. She would have been 94 on July 27th.

My three sisters and my brother and I spent the last two weeks of her life with her and with each other. We spent hours and hours together … laughing, crying and reviewing all of our lives … and so many memories.

I am letting you know such personal news because I’ve been a bit out of touch.

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