Thursday, December 11, 2008

Riding into Winter




I realize I've been a bad blogger. I am finding it difficult to pack in all I aspire to do as the days grow shorter. I don't officially have internet at my house which I should remedy. Also, I don't always get a chance to take pictures, which I think enhances the blogging experience for me. I will get better. I have been riding Jack as often as I can. He is a new horse I have begun 1/2 leasing. I think it will be a great experience. I have given him a little body work and intend to give him a full massage as soon as he fully recovers from his worms (poor buddy). I am currently trying to figure out what direction to focus my attention towards regarding "the future", or rather "what I want to be when I grow up when I am already grown up". I've decided that I need to be a bit more assertive with the marketing of my massage work with horses. I am finding it difficult with the economy to acquire new business. I plan to continue studying and start offering free massages at my barn, as well as volunteering at a local equine rescue. I am fortunate to have a somewhat flexible work schedule which pays me enough to afford lessons and leasing, although bartending is not satisfying and purely for monetary reasons. My dream is to have a rehab center for horses bringing together various holistic practitioners. I would love to have it be an educational center for horse owners as well, offering workshops and trainings as well as body work and massage for the rider, we all could benefit from that for sure. I recently came across an article in the NW Horse Source magazine about a woman that has a rehab and recovery center with holistic practitioners , located in Bozeman, Montana. She followed her passion and has inspired me to do the same, to think about the possibilities rather than the what if's. Her website is www.fourcatranch.com. She puts out a newsletter if anyone is interested. I hope you all are well and enjoying your horse buddies. 
I am wishing for a wireless internet connection for the holidays, so I can be a better blogger.

4 comments:

allhorsestuff said...

Hi my horsey gal friend!
I hope you are feeling better theses days! Is the Appy in the photo the one you are going to half lease?
KK
Hope your Christmas Wishes come true!!!

Ishtar said...

I like it that you are so deep into your future options! Although it may not seem that easy right now, I'm sure you'll get there. Just don't forget that trying things out is part of the joy! You'll not regret it in the future, even if it wasn't "the thing" for you.

Warm greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Equine Body Work said...

Hey KK,

The Appy is this old pony named Danny who has free reign on the farm. He often goes down the barn aisles grazing in the night buckets. He also has a crush on a huge draft horse named Cleo and follows her everywhere. It's pretty hilarious. I'm 1/2 leasing the other horse, Jack. I love him!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hey, nice to see you again. :-)
Good luck finding your path - it sounds like you're giving it all great thought - that's the first step in realizing dreams.
Pretty pictures - it will be fun to see more. Happy holidays :-)