I wrote a blog awhile back titled “HOPE is the little voice you hear whisper ‘maybe’ when it seems the entire world is shouting ‘no!’ and Donna left me a wonderful comment and photo:
“It has been a few years now, but you inspired hope in me. I was getting close to being 50 and I had a stallion that was 18 that had not been ridden since he was 2. I was getting ready to geld him to see if I could ride him and also so he would have a better life besides standing in a stall alone. You gave me the hope and courage to do that when I met you at a MI event. You signed a picture for me and I slept with it by my bed. Now I ride him everywhere and he has been the best trail horse I have every had. I even rode him at my wedding. I just want to thank you.” Donna
This was feedback on my Facebook page after the ‘hope’ blog. Thank you to everyone who leaves feedback, I enjoy interacting with you. Also, a big thanks to all of you who read this stuff:) ….even if you don’t comment here. You are still participating and for that I thank you.
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Great story, Stacy! You definitley have many words of wisdom and it is great to read stories like this and read all your articles! I am actually in a very rough situation with my horse right now and some feedback from you or anyone would mean the world to me.
I have a thirteen year old quarter horse and I love her to death. She is amazing and such a blessing for my whole family. But the problem is, she is always coming up lame. I dont know if I need to get her radio graphed or if I should see if she becomes lame a couple more times before I do. I have been thinking about maybe selling her, but it breaks my heart to even think about it. I want to get further in my equestrian career but I am not sure if she can get me there. My mother tells me I have all the time in the world and I should keep her and work with her. Whats your opinion? Thanks so much! I am a huge fan of yours! -Christine
Christine- yuck. Random lameness is tough. When I have that happen I budget a certain amount to look at it. I had one horse that had on and off lameness and we kept a budget for looking at it. Try reading this article on things to consider when thinking of selling.
A far as feedback, here mine about the word “think”
I am so grateful for your blog as at last someone put a word on how My ideal world would be in relationships 🙂
In fact it helped me clarify some feelings I had and helped with some happy decisions 🙂
I heard someone ask a question recently. What is the definition of success? The answer I came up with was, inspire others to TRY. Yep, it’s not the fancy car or house, fame and fortune, the top of the corporate ladder etc. It’s a priceless gift to inspire others to just TRY. Stacy, you would have to be one of the most successful, in the world.
Ha, and homeless. Lol
Lol, that made me laugh! Thank you for the HUGE complement…and the homelessness is coming along nicely also.
well that is good to hear and im sure he is happy now more than before.