Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Getting the Newspaper

I took Misty and Blu right out of the barn and into their halters for a ride around the yard and to the neighbors. It was very exciting, but it seems like it was such a long time ago. It was such a long day! I am glad that after I survive tomorrow, I will be onto the weekend--nothing drains me like three days in a concrete jungle.

Before going to bed, I am going to write this down so that I might get something resembling a peaceful night's rest:

I have been studying the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program for 3 years, now. It has been a monumental part of my life ever since. I harbored a dream since I was little to become a horselady that people could look up to. Somehow, I still have that dream. I am pretty young and lots of things are flying at me at the speed of light and it gets overwhelming, but the dream is still going strong at the core of what drives me when the tough decisions come along. My horses need to come first, always--a horselady is no horselady if her horses don't come first.

So, no matter what happens, it is important that I am a horselady that is in her own way, an entity separate from Parelli. I bring my own innovations to whatever table I eat at. My dad has always believed that about me, and it's time I recognized that he is right. I will be an apprentice of the horse, always, but I will not be branded to the point of becoming an un-identity. If you are looking for a good horselady to help you out, come look me up in two or three years--I should be semi-capable of teaching humans what the horse taught me, by then.

In July (this July), Blu and I are going on an adventure to the Parelli Center in Pagosa Springs. Neither of us really know what will happen there, but I don't plan on leaving that place the way I found it--Blu and I may be soft spoken, but no one who meets us is ever really the same. Parelli Empire, I am going to knock your socks off. I am not the S***, nor do I think very highly of myself, I am simply myself, and Blu and I tend to do that to folks.

So, we ran around together. Lots of excitement, but everyone stayed safe. Misty was ready to go to the road and get the newspaper out on our way home--she really just wanted to see if there was a cookie in that box!

Before dismounting back at the barn, I asked Misty and Blu to collaborate a sideways together. A bit of a struggle ensued, but we got it figured out in the end and we all got one step.

I felt like I wanted to give Blu a session all to himself, but I needed to go get ready for school. Well, next time, then.

Natural Horsewoman Out.

1 comment:

  1. Are you coming to the Fast Track? That would be too cool... would love to meet you when you're here in Pagosa!

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central


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I am a young horsewoman with a million things on my mind. I have been a student of the horse all my life. As a little girl, I had a desire to understand horses on deeper levels. I believed that there was no such thing as a bad horse, and I believed that all horses were beautiful. One might say that I was a naive child, but I guess I don't have an excuse anymore, because I still believe all of that, and Parelli Natural Horsemanship is helping expand on this perspective.

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