Stacy Westfall is a real person…

Stacy,
Ok, I think its funny that I just assumed that you don’t answer your own emails and wrote my last one to a third person talking about how you were going to be really hard to reach at RTTH!!! Haha!! Little did I know…but you are a real person and that is why I am a fan! Yay! I will be on the lookout for your booth, thanks for packing some Roxy models…..

This is a copy of the beginning of an email I received. It, like many others, shows that many people think I allow others to sign my name or ‘pretend’ to be me. Nope. If it is signed by me….I wrote it.

As for the emails and the blogs, etc. I am trying to do what one of my mentors, CS Lewis, did and respond to those who take the time to write. When I read that he wrote to ALL the children and people who wrote to him as the Chronicles of Narnia were published I was impressed. Now, after trying to do the same, I am even more impressed.

I wonder sometimes at the volume of email and letters and secretly (well, not secretly now) wonder if he would have kept up in this digital age. I think he would have tried. So the next time you notice a delay in a post or a comment or an email…remember that while looking at all of this personally is a noble cause…it is also a slow one! 🙂

13 Comments

  1. Corina on March 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    C.S. Lewis is such a genius, also one of my favorite authors! Just found your blog, and looking forward to following the posts!

  2. Rhonda Roloff on March 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I am so excited, I just booked everything for Equine Affaire in Ohio in April. I am so looking forward to all of your clinics, seminars, and demonstrations. I have wanted to meet you in person for so long, and finally I will get to. I want to be just like you when I grow up ( I am 59 yrs. old) so maybe in my next life!

  3. Rebecca Reed on March 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Yes, Stacy is real and what a great person you are to answer all your emails yourself!! Thanks for taking the time to show us all what a great person and great horsewoman you are!! I have so enjoyed your videos and tapes and am following them with my new horse, a nine year old sorrel paint mare! Thank you so much!

  4. Jennifer Boyle on March 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Great to know…thanks for taking the time!

  5. Janet HaLL on March 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    That’s what make’s sets you apart from others, is that you do keep it real, and you are touchable even when your hungry and need to grab a bite between clinics.

    • Stacy on March 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      lol, people watching me chew…hey, but I am there!

  6. Jean on March 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to read and answer all the questions and remarks that you are able to, your heart is truly in the right place and you have a passion for the horse and…the people who love them. you are an inspiration to so many young ones just starting out, and to the older ones as well, who just might need a different point of view. The passing of Roxy was a tragedy, but she will live on in so many other horses who have been inspired by the two of you. just keep on being a real person and keep up the good work you do in the equine world…

  7. Sandy Carr on March 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Good morning….LOL, I’m with Marty! Even though I don’t like getting up…I do love mornings in the barn. Draggin’ my behind out there I am welcomed by three little miniature horses stretching, the rescue donkey winding up to bray and my new big red horse pawing for his breakfast. Opening doors, letting in the new sun and smells and listening to the munching is so soothing and starts my day better than so many other folk’s days. I am a lucky, lucky person. Thanks Stacy for helping my morning start off bright…no matter what time you write!

  8. Judy Shockey on March 15, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Ms. Stacy, your last blog I received about CS Lewis being a mentor of yours, and you personally responding to ALL your friends/fans/followers (whatever we are) right here right now, amongst many other reasons, is why you as a woman of God, an absolutely fantastic horse lover/educator and a freind to those you don’t even know…is why myself and husband admire you and what you do for and with each and every horse you come in contact with. You care, you love and then you love even more! Not only horses, but the entire human race as well. We had the privilege of meeting and visiting with you at the Fort Worth Stock Show a couple of years ago. Please let me say thank you for making us feel important to you and thank you for not just hearing what we had to say, but LISTENING to what we had to say. We have had the opportunity to meet other infamous “Horse People” as well, however Stacy, you not only have horse sense and love people, but you my dear are REAL! And for that we have and always will have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for you and your hard work in the barn, on the road and at your desk! Thank you for sharing your God given talent with so many and allowing those of us who have a beyond belief LOVE for our horses to be blessed by your knowledge! May God Bless the boots you walk in every day of your life and all those who walk with you…oh and may He Bless the hiking boots as well…..teehee.

    Respectfully,
    Judy Shockey

    • Stacy on March 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Glad God gave me a husband who won’t let me wear hiking boots at a major horse event…lol

  9. Carlye cebul on March 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

    In 2009, Stacy did a fundraising benefit appearance and mini clinic for a therapeutic riding center. After an afternoon of her presenting, there was a dinner for 100 people including the Westfall family of course. It was all of 7 pm after a long day of talking, riding, signing Roxys and anything else presented to her, and Stacy wanted to go table to table , introduce herself to the guests personally because they paid for an extra ticket to attend the meal and support the event. She shook hands and visited with every single person at every single table, before she sat down to eat. This is one of many reasons, yes , Stacy is a real person, a very real person!

  10. Deanna on March 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Glad to hear it!

  11. Marty King on March 15, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Stacy I notice your blog emails often come through early in the morniing . I’m always up early in the morning too. It is a lovely time of day that soothes my soul when I am up and most are still asleep. One of my favorite thing to do is to sneak to the barn while it is still dark and catch my mare laying down in the straw. Then watching as she gets up, stretches and yawns. That never ceases to put a smile on my face. Lifes greatest pleasures are often the simple things in life.

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