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“Did She Really Just Say That?”

August 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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It happens to us all. Someone says something that for, whatever reason, unnerves us a little or a lot.

“Go out there and win!’
“Stop leaning.”
“You’re going to ruin that horse.”
“I can’t believe you just did that! Why did you do that?”

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“News! Barbra is Inducted Into the National Cutting Horse Association Members’ Hall of Fame”

July 7, 2017 by · 2 Comments
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“The Soul of Competition”

June 16, 2017 by · 16 Comments
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If you’re a competitor, chances are from time to time you might feel anything from anxiety to intimidation. What if I fail? What will they think? What if I let me trainer/spouse/friends down? What if Ill never be good enough? What if I don’t make it?

It can be nerve wracking.

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Quiz: Are You Connected to Your Horse Needs and Wants?

May 5, 2017 by · 6 Comments
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Do you have some nagging frustration(s) about something within the sphere of your horse world?

Most of us do have one or more of the following challenges: not enough time to ride, or making hard choices, or people problems, or sorting through conflicting opinions, etc. Of course, there are many more than just these categories. We can each fill in our own blank.

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“Three Things That Block Learning”

April 15, 2017 by · 4 Comments
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Do you ever feel like you get numb to learning?

I didn’t say numb to wanting to learn. I mean numb to actually absorbing the info.

Often we want a quick solution to what’s bugging us … and right NOW.

We want what we want so badly that we might gloss over wonderful tidbits of information that could appear in ways we least expected them to show up because we weren’t paying attention.

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“7 Ways to Get Ready to Ride”

March 3, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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Riding your horse is a series of beautifully interwoven moves that flow one into the next … into the next … into the next and so on. As a rider, this happens when you are grounded in the moment.

Here are 7 ways to help you prepare for that gorgeous flow:

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“New Year … New Adventures”

January 26, 2017 by · 6 Comments
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I’m very excited about this year as I have more time to create new projects and plot out new travel adventures. A new website is on the horizon, too!

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“How to Ride From Strength”

January 26, 2017 by · 10 Comments
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Why is it we have a tendency to not always recognize the best in ourselves and in our horses?

When it comes to the horses, of course we care intensely for them, and we see them as generally wonderful … but when it comes to getting on and riding off, we worry about what we don’t want to happen. Often we’re not thinking of their best, or expecting it.

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“What I’m Taking With Me From 2016 Into 2017”

December 29, 2016 by · 16 Comments
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Our lives are journeys full of lessons to learn on and off of a horse. Sometimes the lessons are fun to learn. Other times they come with a little bite in the backside. Here are ten ideas I learned in 2016 that I will take with me going forward into 2017.

Regarding the beloved horse, I learned:

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12 Day – 12

December 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

"12 GIFTS OUR HORSES GIVE TO US”

“THE GIFT OF A DREAM”

On Day 12 of the Twelve Days of Christmas
… our horses give the gift of living our dreams.

We were all born with very personal and unique dreams.

We are all meant to realize these adventures and have a 
rich life day-by-day all along the way.

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“PERFECT and ENOUGH”

December 12, 2016 by · 10 Comments
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December is a magical month, I think. Of course, there’s a twinkle in the air for Christmas. At the same time there’s a sense of anticipation for the future … January is just around the corner.

Depending on how things worked out for you this past year, you may be optimistic for 2017, or you may feel a bit sad … wondering if you’ll ever be able to make the kind of progress you desire.

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12 Day – 11

December 12, 2016 by · 2 Comments
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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

“12 GIFTS OUR HORSES GIVE TO US”

“THE GIFT OF GIVING”

On Day 11 of the Twelve Days of Christmas
… our horses give us the gift of giving.

By the fact that horses depend on us,
we experience the joy of giving to them.

They would do almost anything for a cookie!

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