This is the face of a very worried and fearful horse. He's allowing me into positions that make him feel very vulnerable and he isn't confident that my intentions are where I say they are.
Today was a good reminder on intent. Horses can read your intentions very well. Something about my body language was different today and he instantly saw it.
Thursday (6-28) was a very exciting day for us. We unveiled our new sign for The Wild Hope Ranch.
The Mustangs teach you so much about equine language, how to be patient, how to have confidence and to be empathetic. You learn to be a firm, bur fair leader.
What a wonderful turn out for our first riding clinic at The Wild Hope Ranch
I’m so grateful for the path thats in front of me. It’s a dirt road, covered in hoof prints and manure- one that most may never notice or even want to explore- but I’m truly grateful to be traveling along it and I’m so thankful to the Wild Horses and the Wild Women that showed it me and for the ones I meet along the way.
That weekend eventually sent me on a path that has taken me not just out of state, but all the way into another country, with my noble steed at my side, so that I could learn from some amazing horsemen. I'm very proud of that education and the horsewomen I'm becoming.
We are now going on four months at The Wild Hope and while day to day things feel like they are barely moving forward; there are moments when I am reminded to take a step back and allow myself to feel proud of how it’s coming along.
A picture of me with Spicy Girl from our Women's Wild Horse Empowerment Journey over Labor Day Weekend. I was happy with this one because it reminded me of how important these weekends can be; for horse and human.
Excited to learn from my favorite horseman and teacher, Jonathan Field, this weekend at the Western States Horse Expo in Pomona.
Zuya had his first ride today. Good ground work makes the first ride so easy and fun.