June 28, 2017

horse notes, mmxvii-vi-xxviii

The pinto is new - very sweet.
Spent some spellbinding time with Hot Shot; he was calm and gentle tonight. 

June 24, 2017

lesson notes, mmxvii-vi-xxiv

We got rained out but I had a great time - hung out in the hay shed until the downpour tapered off, then wandered around and said hello to a few of the gang and hiked the ranch's perimeter trail. The wild turkeys were just off the road on the way over - it would have been totally worth the drive just to see those, but rest of the morning was beautiful too. 

June 23, 2017

snippets, 6-23-2017

Horse-riding librarians (Smithsonian). "'Bring me a book to read,' is the cry of every child...not a certain book, but any kind of book..."

June 21, 2017

solstice horses

Super hot so we just chilled.
I don't know the second horse, but she was sweet and friendly.

a summer solstice snippet

Homemade ceremonies (Myth & Moor). "'Ohh, here are the ones who know how to say thank you.'"

June 20, 2017

a tale of two horses, by pj

hanging on my bedroom door when i got home this evening

kitchen notes, mmxvii-vi-xx

June 17, 2017

garden notes, mmxvii-vi-xvii

lesson notes, mmxvii-vi-xvii

Spent four great hours with this guy this morning. We had a gentle, balanced lesson and afterward Kelly showed me how to give him a bath, then we went for a quiet walk and a little grazing while he dried. There really aren't many things I'd rather be doing on a warm, breezy Texas morning. This place is mystical - it's like time here is one moment of grace after another, like when you ask him to move with a touch, or a thought, and he does, or you look up and find him looking right back into you - lots to learn here. 

June 15, 2017

snippets, 6-15-2017

My Prayer (Julio Carrasco via 3 Quarks Daily).

June 9, 2017

snippets, 6-9-2017

Learning to love negotiation (Relaxed and Forward). "Leadership is a humble service given with kindness." Hear, hear.

June 8, 2017

spa notes, mmxvii-vi-viii

bus stop notes, mmxvii-vi-viii

A pair of red-tailed hawks at the bus stop this afternoon.
The one on the left was doing a lot of screeching, probably a fledgling.
The one on the right seemed tired.

June 7, 2017

snippets, 6-7-2017

Why is One Hundred Years of Solitude eternally beloved? (Literary Hub) Interesting thoughts on the role of narrative.

June 5, 2017

trail notes, mmxvii-vi-v

on the Feast of St. Norbert