Almost 20 years ago I began my educational venture into the world of natural health. The first course I took was a herbology course, that’s a story we’ll save for another day. One of the first things that course encouraged its students to do was to buy a stethoscope and get used to listening to lungs. To the local pharmacy I went, and although they thought it was an odd request they ordered me a stethoscope. I even got my choice of colour.
Monday July 20, 2015 I got home at 2AM, quickly checked the horses, brought in the dogs and promptly fell over in bed. A few hours later I staggered outside to care for the herd. With the hay shortage and moving I made the decision to use the good pieces from the 3 not so great bails I had leftover from last year. The first two feedings went well, everyone was happy and glad to have me back home again. I opened up the next bail Tuesday morning fed like I normally would. I left the horses and headed back into the house. A few hours later I came out to find find Pan wheezing with great force. She has had small reactions to hay before this but I thought she may be sensitive to the dust.
It’s amazing how many details you can remember when you need to make the right choice for someone you love.
I’m talking about the education my clients have given me that has made me the horse person I am becoming.
Through all the years of inspiring stories and shared ideas every one of my clients has changed me for the better.
As most of you know we’ve now started our great northern adventure. The first load is half packed and the house is about to go on the market. It’s happening, we are moving ahead with a life I thought was only possible in dreams.
After a full day of waxing and waning stress regarding my absent child it dawned on me. I’m heard bound. With that the 8 years of struggles with my herd bound mare became crystal clear. All her thoughts, and fears about the well being of her pony made perfect sense. With this I found a new place of compassion in my heart for her struggles.
During a recent conversation with my brother he mentioned he was concerned about me moving to an island far away and not having Brent at home full time. He was worried that I would be lonely. “Don’t worry I have horses” I responded. He laughed and said that only works for so long.
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