Month: June 2016

The Medicine Horse Project

The Medicine Horse Project

As this series comes to a close, I am filled with such gratitude, love, and affection for all who were involved in this life-changing retreat at The Medicine Horse Project’s beautiful California oasis. I am forever thankful to Lisa and Gigi, who sponsored me so […]

When Two Worlds Collide

When Two Worlds Collide

When I reached the barn at the top of the hill, I spotted Jill and walked over to say good morning. Right before breakfast, she had told me that she had been thinking and didn’t feel the name “Perseus” quite fit the incredible little horse that […]

Just The Two of Us

Just The Two of Us

Once I had walked about the ranch, documenting as much as I could in photos on my phone, I walked over to spend the rest of the quiet morning with Perseus. Preferring to be on the safe side (no pun intended?), I decided to sit outside his corral since no one else was awake yet. When I had taken photos up at the barn, I found a plastic bag and grabbed a large plastic water bottle jug, figuring maybe Perseus would be interested in a few new things this morning. Back at the corral, I rustled the crinkly, yellow plastic bag and waited for his reaction. Pricked ears, intent eyes, he watched this strange thing dance in my hands. I slowly folded up the bag as small as I could and held it out for him to smell. After he touched it with his nose, I unfolded it and his eyes got big in wonderment. He must have just realized that I have super powers. Once again outstretched his nose to touch the unfolded bag. (more…)

A Lesson In Humilty

A Lesson In Humilty

On Sunday morning, I awoke from a peaceful sleep as dawn was ascending upon on the ranch. Since I had spent my time soaking up as much of this experience as I possibly could thus far, I had not yet had the opportunity to take […]

A Moment For Eternity

A Moment For Eternity

I sat with my back against the wood panels of the round pen, taking in everything that had just happened and reflecting on my life these past few years. When I lost Eternity, we were living back in the city and were finding it difficult […]

Soaring To New Heights

Soaring To New Heights

Our second horsemanship session began straight after lunch. Each of us was to halter our horse and lead him back to the arena to play with all of the obstacles that had been set up. Chris began with telling us that our assignment for this session was to play the “Touch It!” game with our horses, driving them towards an object and getting them to put their nose on it and inspect the object. She then gave us a refresher of how to properly drive our horses and reminded us that this was not a challenge of leading our horses to or over anything. (more…)