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Monday, May 31, 2010


I hope everyone has had a chance this weekend to enjoy some time with family. I know it seems for most of us we don't get enough time with our horses because of our families.
Trying to strike that balance between work and horses, spouses and horses, children and horses is hard. Remembering that life is about balance, and being fulfilled in different ways is hard.
This summer, try to really be wherever you are. If it's a family weekend, be with them and grateful for them. When was the last time you asked someone in your family about their life, their job, or their dreams and truly listened? When you're at yet another baseball game or soccer tournament, are you really paying attention to what's going on? Or are you on your cell or laptop "catching up"?
That same ability to be present wherever you are holds true for when you're with your horse and riding. How is he feeling? What is your schooling plan? Does it match your goals? Is there some way you could see training difficulties more from his perspective to help you both through them?

Have a great weekend, and remember, wherever you are, be there with bells on!

Friday, May 14, 2010

CEGA Work lessons all day!

Today was fabulous: 6 lessons, and 2 training rides all with a focus on energy and connection through breathing--and WOW! the results!
Beautiful, seamless transitions. Steady consistent riding. And no struggling! All students today came away with a good feeling and something to be proud of.

And, at the end of the day, my horse had reminders for me--don't over-ride, think a little, focus a lot, and breathe--it's all right there. Every now and then he reminds me to settle down, and trust. Otherwise that canter depart I just need to think about to do becomes a trip from 0 to mach 9 :-)
Happy riding everyone!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What a great day!

Every so often, I remember to do a "gratitude list." The entries can range from "I'm grateful for the car that let me in during a busy traffic time" to "I'm grateful for the love and support of my family."
In the past two days, I have had quite a few reminders of good things--both remarks and moments that would often go unnoticed, but for some reason, a few are coming back to me.

Riding to music is fun! Yes, it is, and we often have it playing while we train, so I forget what a great boost it is to students.
Riding through the woods to the top of a hill in a field with gorgeous views and 9 friends is simply amazing--must be a great way to lower blood pressure and rejuvenate the system.
Horses that come from Colorado and arrive at 6 pm instead of 3 a.m. is truly a gift!

And two of my favorites--remembering how lucky I am to spend my life with magnificent beings like horses and yes, the love and support of my family :-) --Kate

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring has sprung!

And hopefully those of us from cooler climes are back in the saddle again! The CEGA team is gearing up for our clinic season, which kicks off with our new 1-day format. The 1-day is organized to give folks a taste of the work with less of a time commitment. Check the website for all the juicy details. (www.cegavt.com)