Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

One of the things that I think all of us needs to learn is how to be gentle with ourselves. We think of all the things we need to do, or that we “should” be doing, and we try to convince ourselves that we’re somehow not doing well enough if we...
Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

Asking For What We Want (Sunday Horses)

The transformation in Polly, one of the two horses the neighbors gave to me back in August, has been astounding. Though there’s still work to do, she’s filled out to the point where you can no longer see her ribs. Her hindquarters aren’t bony, and...
Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

You’re Stronger Than You Think (Sunday Horses)

They said the storms were going to come through about nine, so as usual, my anxiety started around noon. Like really amped up crazy anxiety. Did I mention I hate the threat of severe thunderstorms? They hit me on a primal level, like the reminder of being yelled at as...
Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

Sunday Horses: Gates & Boundaries

I spent the weekend hanging gates. Once I figured out the proper way to do so (use a 1/2″ drill bit first, then screw in the hinge), other than some muscle work, it was pretty easy to do. And yet, I’ve had these gates for a while. I bought them two, maybe...
Incremental Progress Is Good Progress (Sunday Horses)

The Band Is Back Together (Sunday Horses)

When I bought the property the seller had a lot of horses. Two of them, my Thunder’s dam (that’s mom in horse speak) and an older palomino mare, went to live with the neighbor. From time to time they’d come visit, since they didn’t know that...

Silly Fly Masks, Summer Fun (Sunday Horses)

When I boarded Fortune at the barn in Iowa, I made it a point to get her the silly fly masks. Not only was she the only horse in the pasture with them on, but also it made others laugh, and I thought it was pretty funny too. I haven’t been using fly masks here,...