Hope is catching….just plant a seed.

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

Wedding on horseback

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.



  1. Christine on January 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    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

    • Stacy on January 22, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      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.

  2. Carole Boegli on January 22, 2014 at 6:53 am

    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 🙂

  3. Janette on January 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    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

    • Stacy on January 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Lol, that made me laugh! Thank you for the HUGE complement…and the homelessness is coming along nicely also.

  4. mike dalench on January 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    well that is good to hear and im sure he is happy now more than before.

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