Last week I had a bit of a Christmas rant (read) and declared I would celebrate…
I have a confession to make.....
I was feeding my horses, checking on the water, and generally mooching around the field, hanging out with them, when suddenly my phone rang. It was my long standing close friend and 'adopted' big brother Paul, one of the best Music Perrformance Coaches in the business. I was delighted as it seemed such a long time since we had chatted. Whilst we were chatting I found myself confessing something and it kind of came from…Continue
Added by Chanti Cleland on April 16, 2015 at 4:56am — No Comments
Good morning, now then I promised that I would share some more tips about self belief, so here is tip number two for you.
Self belief is feeling good enough; its the feeling that you can handle whatever life, or your horse throws at you? Its about having a healthy appreciation and acknowledgement (we often forget this bit), of your abilities and talents. Its not about anything superficial.
Its about being OK with you, and OK with where you are at with your…Continue
Added by Chanti Cleland on April 9, 2015 at 3:56am — No Comments
When things go wrong in our horse work, our horsemanship, our riding.....we begin to blame ourselves; but we also take it further. Sometimes we can blame ourselves so much when things go wrong that we stop trying, we stop searching for an answer, we stop attempting to move forward and begin to move backwards.
This does not just affect our relationship with our horses, it starts to creep into other areas of our lives, how we see ourselves, our social interactions, our careers…Continue
Added by Chanti Cleland on April 8, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments
Added by Nadja Mueller on December 20, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
We have a decently healthy herd here at Infinity Farm. We are eight species strong- mostly horses, but our fair share of ruminants as well. Sometimes you can pick up a sick vibe in the herd before you can figure out which animal it is. It’s almost like sensing it out of the corner of your eye. This week it was a llama.
Her real name is Belle Starr, but she is a big boned girl and it’s hard to not refer to her as the Belly Llama. She had a bit of a digestive upset that I was able to…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on September 14, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments
The stall next to me wasn’t empty for long. A day or two after the Spanish horses left for their new home in Nova Scotia (see November 9th post), Louis, our Canadian horse, appeared next door. He likes to live outside in the big pasture, so I hadn’t seen him for a while. He was looking exceptionally grumpy.
“Merde,” I heard him curse under his breath. He was avoiding me, trying to get to the far side of his stall, but every time he put his…Continue
Added by Lillian Tepera on January 18, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments
Added by Anna Blake on November 11, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments
Henk the Friesian horse writes:
OnTRA (the Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association) is asking its member centres to nominate outstanding riders, volunteers, and of course HORSES for special recognition. So naturally I expected Lil to nominate me. You don't get much more outstanding, after all. With my tall, dark and handsome looks, my charming personality, my aristocratic breeding... It should be a no-brainer.
But for some reason she thinks that working only a handful…Continue
Added by Lillian Tepera on September 7, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments
Everyone has a journey. You grow up, your parents do absolutely everything they can do to relish your talents and help you find something you love with all of your heart. Everyone has a passion. One thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning. One thing that makes you want to keep moving forward, even when the end of the tunnel is pitch black. That one thing will be on your mind for your entire life. No matter what life throws at you, you will always have that one special thing…Continue
Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
It's show season! For us, that means getting our manes french-braided and doing everything from dressage tests to trail classes to leading patterns, all the while being filmed on video. The videos are then uploaded to Para-Equestrian Canada where our riders compete on video against riders from across the country, all of them with some kind of disability.
What a cool idea. We horses get to show off to people we've never even met, and the riders love it,…Continue
It's impossible to overstate the importance of a well-trained human to the happiness of a horse's life. As with anything, you can cut corners and start with an untrained human -- or even try to reform a spoiled one -- but unless you're an expert, it's a risky thing to do.
Cry if you want, but you'll learn to sit that…Continue
Added by Lillian Tepera on July 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I've been working in therapeutic riding lessons for the past couple of weeks because Sunny, the tiny Standardbred with the delicate physique has hurt himself again. His owner (who lends him to my human, Lil, for lessons), calls it Recurring Sunny Summer Lameness (RSSL), because he likes to maim himself each summer and spend at…Continue
Added by Lillian Tepera on June 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The nightly news let me know gas prices are up. Wars and natural disasters to blame. I don’t pretend to understand exactly how world events impact the price of a barrel of oil but I do know it trickles down to my little rancho. The current price of last year’s hay has gone up, along with farm calls from the vet and most everything else. And it isn’t like I wouldn’t…
Added by Anna Blake on April 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’re there? When working with coaching clients, I always ask them to set a goal…Continue
Added by Patti Bartsch, Ph.D. on March 1, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments
Kick Start a Healthy Life – 10 Tips you can Start Today
By Lindsey Forkun BScN, PHN
1) Eat more…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
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