Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


So, exciting news... last night I got the nicest surprise - Grey Horse Matters has honored me with this illustrious award, which I absolutely love the name of: The Resolutely Courageous Intrepid Riders Faction. I will aim every day to deserve being included in this "Cohesive Minority... (picture me clapping and jumping up and down). Grey Horse Matters is a beautiful blog about a gorgeous farm, the happy horses that live there and the kind, thoughtful horsewoman behind it all. Thank you so very much. You made my day.

Another plus is that I found my way to All Horse Stuff... Kacy, of the creator of this award's blog. Last night was my first visit and I for sure will be back. Kacy and her lovely mare are avid and adventurous trailriders, and her blog is delightful.

So, a condition of receiving this award is that I must pass it on to another (only one) blogger. I would like to recognize Golden the Pony Girl. She and her adorable Halflinger recently moved to Canada from Florida - I hear the hay is good and plentiful up there!! Golden the Pony Girl's blog thoroughly and entertainingly chronicles the training of her young pony... liberty training, clicker training and dressage are some of their pursuits. She is an excellent writer (as well as a talented trainer and horsewoman) so I always take away some good info after I visit. Put it this way - I would happily leave my horse in any of these bloggers hands :)

I'm going to follow Grey Horse Matters' lead and reprint the info about this award from All Horse Stuff blog....

There are not many rules with this award...JUST :
1)that you give it to only one person
2)link back to this post, so they may have an understanding to it's true nature
3) You may use any or all of the below written descriptions, with the award picture

~INTREPID RIDERS FACTION ~We strive to go where others only dare to go with our horse loves...healing,being respectful of the horse, riding, playing, camping, jumping, swimming and traveling down the trails of life. . . . with the horse in Heart ~ Overcoming many obstacles and sometimes weather, to ride!

 This Award is dedicated to those Horse lovers and riders that inspire others to go deeper in ability, knowledge and understanding of the Equine(s) they have been entrusted to.The good of the horse is the ultimate goal apart from pressures to achieve ribbons and fit into lesson schedules.

~Some of These riders are fearless, when it comes to weather conditions and the forecasting of them...being with their horses, fills these folks' soul and takes the cares out of daily routines.
~They are unconditionally loving to the horse and may have rescued it from known ailment or living condition.

~Others have researched and purchased/ acquired their horse, to find a difficulty in temperament or a physical burden within the animal. Yet, Being dedicated , they have persevered to proudly be in partnership with their horse, lovingly striving for deeper awareness's between them.

~Some horse lovers may have been riding for years and suddenly, had an accident that takes them away from the great joy and freedom they have, being aboard such a magnificent animal. ~They have allowed the healing horse to rise in their hearts once again, and beckon them back!

 (And this is my favorite part)
Fear is not my normal response to things ... just a desire to achieve higher understanding of what may lay ahead of me with my mare, that truly is a gift to my heart and soul. I always seek out knowledgeable and caring individuals to assist me, in any quest I may look into.
I am taking with me the good I have gleaned from caring individuals that have shown great single minded LOVE to the horse, and am leaving the dust of the bad behind me, not allowing it to fetter my supreme desire to be all I can be : as a rider to my mare and also - to allow- her to be the Equine athlete she truly is!


  1. Congratulations on your award you deserve it. Good choice with Golden the Pony Girl, she's one of my favorites too. I'm sure you're going to enjoy Kacy's blog, she really gets around with her Washashe mare.

    Enjoy the day and may there be no snakes in it today. Glad to hear that Cowboy is doing well. I just hate those things. You might enjoy Linda's blog today over at the 7msn blog, she escorted a snake off her property, with a snake pole and pictures today.

  2. YEA!!!
    Glad that YOU love your award and it does seem to me, if I had known about you..I would have bestowed directly to you as well!

    You have a lovely blog and I too will be happy to visit and learn and read up about you and your lovely horsefaces!
    KK and Wa mare
    (hoping to add back into our lives...arena(Dressage) work and jumping again soon!)

  3. Thanks so much Arlene.

    No snakes today so far, although there was one on Monday. Not with the horses and not a bad snake - a baby King snake which kills poisonous snakes for a living :)

    I did visit Linda's this morning and had a good laugh - love her blog!

  4. Hi Kacy -

    So happy that Arlene connected us :)

    Looking forward to reading more about you and your mare. Val and I had a super bad trail experience last fall
    and are working our way back...

    Happy trails!

  5. Congratulations - your blog is a very good choice and so is Golden the Pony Girl.

  6. Thank you Kate -

    I have come across such inspiring blogs - it was super hard to decide who to pass this along to.

    Golden the Pony Girl impresses me with her youth and natural talent for training (I'm jealous), and her horse is so darn cute :)

  7. Congratulations! Enjoy your award as much as we're enjoying your blog!

  8. Thanks Billie - the feeling is mutual :)

  9. Thank you! I will pass it along in short order! :)


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