This weekly round-up is all about the garden, working with Moose, how to buy a homestead in Australia and heading to the Maker’s Market next week!
Full disclosure, that heading/quote was totally stolen from Warwick Schiller. And for good reason. I’ve outlined a few times in my stories on my horsemanship journey that I’m kinda doing it on my own. Along the way, people who knew well in advance and people who emphatically offered to help decided last minute they didn’t want to anymore. Regardless of why, I’ve been navigating horsemanship and my own fear and anxiety surrounding my experience collaboratively. This post tells the story.
Another week on the homestead. This week we settled into a new work structure, Moose had his hendra booster, and we had a few outings that made us realise how much we love and value the farmlife. Read on for more.
Lately, my horsemanship journey has been a lot about energy. And I don’t know if that is solely as a result of my active awareness of it, or if it is occurring as part of some kind of awakening and level of understanding I am developing with my horse. When he had his vet shots, it was about energy. And recently, when I wrote about the farrier visit and giving your horse a voice, it was also about energy. This post looks at the way we transfer energy to our horses, and how becoming aware of it levels up our relationship and connection.
Just because the week starts off quiet, doesn’t mean it will end that way! A new farrier, some horsemanship realisations, starting a gardening project, and more!
Today I approached a new farrier visit in a new way, and had a profound experience of catching myself in the midst of creating an anxiety-laden narrative for my horse.
A sombering end to the week. Lots of lessons learnt, and small failures on my part as a human which impacted nothing but my ego. Lots of recipes and food prep, and positive news in my husbands recovery.
It can be easy to try and impose things on your horse, expecting them to listen. But when you’ve always given them a voice, and an opportunity to tell you their worries, you should also make time to listen. A lesson in ego, connection, and listening to my horse.
Lifting your energy with your horse so you develop your role as the alpha and leader. A post on horsemanship and our journey.