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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Horsies in Blankies

Well, not much going on here these days. The weather has been extremely bitter cold and even though the horses have nice natural coats and shelter, I have blanketed them. We have had the pleasure of single and teen digit temperatures and wind with flurries at night. Just a few weeks ago, it was unseasonably warm with temps in the seventies. I hope that the climate gets a grip and stays in the thirties or forties at least. I suppose that this is a great time to catch up on my Savvy Club DVDs and drink hot chocolate!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Glad I Had Horse-time Yesterday

It is freezing rain here--yuck! I am so glad that I got in some horsse-time last night. I played with the horses for about two hours last night. I am so happy that Rick put up arena lights for me! Fosse was really fin in the round pen, he has become very responsive. Wilbur was fun as I rode him around the arena working on pushing passenger. I also rode Whiskey. He is getting better each time.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I love my horse!

Well, I am happy to report that I am back after the holidays and actually got in some horse time today (it has been about a month).

Our natural horsemanship club had a playdate/taping for the Virginia Tech Educational Sunday, an equine event on the last Sunday of February. The club was attempting to capture video clips of our horses and progress we have made, tasks we could do, etc. We will be using it at an event table this year.

I took my horse Whiskey to the playdate today (he is loading in the trailer with no complications tooby the way). (And yes, I forgot to take his picture thus, the cute cartoon. If someone else took one, I'll replace the image.) Anyhow, this is his first playdate without my other horses (he was at one with Fosse once at another farm and we hosted another small one at my house some time ago). He and I were able to perform several ground tasks and then, I rode him. This is the first time in a public forum with many horses, people, distractions, etc (it was also very windy by the way). I can only say that he was a pure gem. I decked him out in his natural hackamore, bareback pad with a red,white, and blue saddle blanket underneath, I tied my level 1 savvy string around his neck and knotted it like a cool necklace, front galloping boots (black), and glitter in his mane and tail. He was SO CUTE. We worked on obstacles, walking in the arena, backing, sidepassing (which by the way, he did down the middle of the arena beautifully--hopefully someone got it on tape).

Well, that is the report. It was so nice to get in some horse time today. I love my horse.