Roberta Edstrom's Blog (40)

Building Fences

I just heard that women over a certain age (not saying how old) tend to settle for where they are in life.

  • Settle for companionship instead of love
  • Settle for the same horse when you are ready for more experience
  • Settle for the same riding instructor when you know you need and want more
  • Settle for old dreams instead of new ones.
  • Stay in bed a little longer than you know you should.


And the list goes on and on. Sometimes we… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on February 20, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Santa stole my Christmas horse

NEWS FLASH::

 Santa takes the World Champion horse show 

(C) by Roberta Edstrom…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on November 26, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments

Harnessed blessings

Sleigh Ride, Harnessed Blessings by Roberta Edstrom





Flying snow from pounding hooves,



Gliding, the sleigh onward moves.





The trees with white wondrous seem,





The horses snort and blow out steam.



Our hearts are glad with family and… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on December 4, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Homeless mustang: true story of her courage

Captured, ripped from her homeland, and still homeless 3 years later.

Captivating, heart breaking story…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on November 27, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Horse Love notes

Just a couple of short little love notes.



The horse speaks directly into our soul, instantly bypassing, beyond the everyday suffering and pain of human endurance, and migrate directly into our beating hearts . Love roberta marie edstrom



"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." ...Henry V. -Shakespeare.



"Within… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on November 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

I am Mustang, The very last one

I am Mustang, The very last one



The pain is great but then silence

Now, I feel like I am back home

I hear the thundering of a thousand beating hearts

so many, and now me, all sent into the dark

None stampeding as always, as just one



The last mustang from roberta edstrom poems



Dear God, our time as come

I believe, I was the very last one.

The finale mustang to take the last breath

I ask, God, what have they done



Man will not know… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on November 13, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Winter Magic

Winter Magic

by Mary Benson

Except from the poetry collection…



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Added by Roberta Edstrom on November 10, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Creation of the Mustang By Janet Hickman

When the Lord was creating mustangs, he was into his sixth day of overtime

An angel appeared and said “You fiddling around on this one”

The Lord asked “Have you read the description on this horse?”

A mustang must be able to trot for miles a day with the herd or carrying a rider that a domestic horse could never hold up too.

They have to be able to move at a nanosecond’s notice and not think twice of the danger their lives are in from predators.

They have to be able to… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on October 30, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Don't Scare your Horse

Don't let your horse see what some of these horses look like.



They will be scared to death that you might do the same to them!



I wanted to share with you these photos of The Knot-a-Tail's Annual Boo Horse Halloween Photo Contest.



I am not sure how some of these horses stood for all that their owners did to them. I think they all must have taken a John Lyons course of two.



Vote for your favorite.



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Added by Roberta Edstrom on October 30, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Someone STOLE all my Oats?

Suddenly you horse is feeling a little off. What now?

He is just not quite kicking up his heels like he used to?

So, what do we do? Perhaps change his feed.

I know you. I bet you have already started asking all the our horsie friends what to do. You would certainly ask the farrier. Your trainer perhaps? The feed store lady?

Have you decided yet to add a supplement to his feed. Which one? Did that help?

Still not acting up to his highest potential? Are you…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on October 7, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Ladies: if you buy a Roping saddle, buy a vibrator too, you'll need one

For years, I bought, sold, repaired and even made a few western saddles. I loved to carve leather, so I would spend hours, days, and even weeks making elaborate designs on the fenders, swells and skirts.



Here is the funny thing, I was like the shoe maker who did not own a pair of his own shoes.



Neither did my husband.…



Daily Oats: Don't lope in a Roper Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

What if ...............

What if .............



loneliness was simply a feeling of impatience, telepathically sent to you by friends you've yet to meet, urging you to go out more, do more, and get involved, so that life's serendipities could bring you together...



Would you still…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 22, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Discover how to win the blue

Quick story, well perhaps two short horse stories.



A mom thought that her youngest daughter was too optimistic, so she took the young girl to a therapist to get some help. The therapist agreed, so they decided in order to get her to look a little bit more dimly upon life, they brought her to room fulled of horse manure: Piled high.



The young girl's face instantly was covered with absolute shock. She clambered to the top, dropped to her knees and… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stable relationships

For me, this one is the longest training program that I have ever been involved in.

How to keep your stable neat and tidy.

I have a wonderful friend that I met back in the spring of 1969. Well, that sure dates me. But from the moment I meet her, I could see that her horses were her number one priority in her life. I have seen that woman, even at the age of 60 plus, rise early every morning, muck out the stalls, wash out the water buckets, measure the feed for every horse, clean… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 8, 2010 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Horses are the language of the soul

I beleive a horse speaks directly into our soul, instantly bypassing, beyond the everyday suffering and pain of human endurance, and migrate directly into our beating hearts.



We, horse lovers, both feeling that wisdom and holding it close, perceive their beauty, their trust, their unconditional love as on of our greatest life's treasures.



Within a horse's open hearts, we allow ourselves to gather the love we have stuffed beneath the surface, all… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 6, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The wheelbarrow

I know it has happened to all of us at one time or another. I know that it has happened to me a lot over the years. I clean out one stall, head for the next and think I can just put one more pitch fork of manure on top. Just one more. And if that one stays, I just might try one more. I can do it, just one more.



Now it is past full to the brim and I may have hit the tipping point. The point of no return. I know I have reached it when I first notice that the tire is starting to look a… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 6, 2010 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Lucky horseshoe

Today was a day that I fully took to heart "An attitude of Gratitude"



I live in Mesa, AZ and I go down Main street sometimes to get home. Although it is not a freeway, it is three lanes wide on each side. It gets a lot of traffic. However, there is no sidewalks on the part that goes West towards Apache Junction. There is hardly any shoulder and no bike lane leaving very little room for error.



On the way home I say a man in a wheelchair pulled off… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 6, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

The #1 rule that I learned from John Lyons

I love reading all of John Lyons books, magazines and articles.

I think horse training started to take on new meaning with his gentling methods. Backyard horse man took on training and got results that they never dreamed was possible.



One of the greatest thing that I learned was where his nose goes, the rest follows. Easy enough, but when you first start to learn about John's theories you have to keep reminding yourselves about which end you… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on July 16, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

Love this: The feel good foal

I just can not help myself with this one. It is how I feel today.



 You are the right person, this is the right time, you've paid your dues, you're thinking the right thoughts, you're doing the right things, and this very moment, you are exactly where you're supposed to be... poised for the happiest time of your life.…



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Added by Roberta Edstrom on July 16, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

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A MESA, AZ EQUINE GIFT RETAILER FINDS A WAY TO HELP LOCAL…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on May 5, 2010 at 6:29pm — No Comments

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