I feel that this is a year of promise…the promise of forward movement and surprise. I also feel like I’m blindfolded and being led on a trust walk, and still facing an uncertain path with an unknown destination.
Many things in my life have improved – my health and fitness levels have weathered a horrible bout of flu over the holidays, and the recovery from that has been quicker than it could of been, just slower than I would like.
I did very well in the college courses I took last semester, and in keeping with my long visit to limbo-land, I’m on a hiatus from more classes for now while I reassess (see above – blindfolds, trust).
Currently, I am working on a horse-related project which will hopefully end up as a post on here. That is super exciting for me. Meanwhile, taking it one day at a time.
2014 was a great year for Wendy’s Horse Adventure blog. I reached over 2000 people who looked at posts over 4000 times. So, to all of you visitors who still find something valuable on this blog, thank you for visiting!
Top 10 Posts of 2014
Lessons – Beginning Trot and Improving the Rising Trot
Getting the Horse Back into Work Safely
Rider on the Lunge…Watch out for a Great Seat!
Developing “Quiet Hands”
How To ‘Get into Horses’
Saddle-Fitting: A Case Study
Barefoot Trim, Equine Massage, and Equine Dentistry
Learning to Ride
Advanced Trotting and Beginning Canter Work
Thanks for stopping by Wendy’s Horse Adventures! Have a great 2015!
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I’ve started a degree completion program online at University of Findlay. I’m taking Business Management classes. I’m really excited about it, and a little daunted about going back to school after so many years have passed. My life seems to be changing at a pretty good pace – fast enough to see the changes, slow enough that I’m not getting overwhelmed.
I put the NASAR goals on hold while I attend school as I reallocated my funds to pay for classes, and I’m also keeping a close eye on my time management. My biggest challenge is to work enough to pay for the next round of classes, and not work so much that I’m not getting my class work done – a balancing act that is constantly shifted by my regular responsibilities which tend to flare and recede.
The structural integration sessions are finished in a couple of weeks, and then I’ll be back to seeing my massage therapist for a couple of rounds – have been missing the relief that comes from that, especially as my workouts increase in intensity. One of the most difficult things about the changes in my life has been to continue to put my health first and to stop and take breaks. The habit of plowing through beyond all endurance has been broken, but a good balance is still being developed.
I’ve seen glimpses of Buddy in videos and pictures at High Horses, and it seems he is still thriving there, which warms my heart.
Pictures from the past: