Old Moe I arrived at the farm on Saturday morning. It was a perfect fall day where short sleeves with a suede jacket were the perfect amount of layering. The sun was out and the pastures and trees were still green with signs of fall color on the smaller decorative trees. I was happy to … Continue reading Shadows
I was explaining a recent frustrating conversation with my mother to a friend. As a comparison I said I that talk to Mom about apples and she responds about oranges. There is a problem at her house that is becoming a major problem. I am trying to be helpful, but I’m not sure my help … Continue reading Extraordinary
Free from all old stories I've been toldI walk through the valley of my own shadowGajumaru performed by Yaima Most weekdays I listen to inspirational music as I get ready for work. Last week I was listening to a friend’s playlist when these words grabbed me. I have listened to this song every day this … Continue reading Valley of Shadows
One of my favorite songs is by Jason Isbell where in the chorus he asks, “Are you living the life you chose? Are you living the life that chose you?” Jason Isbel at Red Rocks, August 2021 In the past every time I heard that song, particularly in concert, I felt certain that I was … Continue reading Living the life you love?
Confused, bewildered, disoriented, dumfounded, afraid, shocked, angry, off balance, emotionally hungover… These are just a few descriptions of my emotional gamut on Wednesday, January 6 as the United States Capitol was entered by a mob. I was horrified, but I could not look away from what was happening. My feelings and thoughts were caused body … Continue reading Discombobulated
It has turned cold in Tennessee. I was looking for a thicker pair of leggings to wear to walk my dog. After grabbing a pair I bought a couple years ago at Target, I felt my body give the equivalent of YUCK, so I put the pair back on the shelf. That’s when I stopped … Continue reading Calling on Epiphany
I was in my 40’s before I had to cross a suspended bridge. I did not like it. I still don’t like it. This is why I have a rule, if I pass one, even if it is not on the trial I am on, I have to cross walk across the bridge because I … Continue reading Go On or Miss Out
Zeus Earlier this spring I started looking for a new horse as my trusted Tennessee Walking Horse, Moe, had turned 24. He has earned his retirement from the trails. I put out the word that I was looking for a new ride and soon links to Facebook pages and videos started arriving in my DMs. … Continue reading Love & the Modern Cowgirl: Meet Mr. Goodbarn
I fit the demographic. I have become very angry when something did not go exactly as I anticipated. I have vented frustration on a person in a service job. I have corrected someone because they were not following the rules. For the past two weeks I have spent a lot of time thinking, reading, listening … Continue reading Am I Karen?
My old trail horse Moe I do not enjoy riding my horse down steep, rocky, muddy trails. I know cowgirls are supposed to be fearless, but I’m not. After a wet spring and more horses on the trail than usual, the tails have become muddy swamps. On a Memorial Day Weekend I was coming down … Continue reading What Happens in the Saddle…