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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

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weekly Task Challenge: Winter Horse Blues Buster!

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or just feeling stuck, try the weekly task as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more.)

I've talked to several horse people over the last few days via e-mail, instant messenger, Facebook, in person, and on the phone. It seems that we all have one major thing in common, we are all suffering from the winter horse blues! Each of us has had different complaints including but not limited to: too cold, too icy, too wet, too much snow, not enough daylight, no indoor arena, have an indoor but no energy, over-tired, too much work, no time, no ideas, feeling stuck, etc. etc. The problem is, these statements, whether true to you or not and lack of play/ride time with your horse can lead your mind down a dangerous pathway in the winter horse blues, the path that starts playing head-games and tells you that you are not good enough, don't deserve it, will never get ahead, and that maybe you don't have what it takes, it makes you stop studying, makes you spend even less time with your horses, makes you complacent, and actually stops any potential progress! The lack of time with your horse makes you feel removed, depressed, and incomplete. Crazy, huh? What a vicious cycle.

This week's task is simple but important. It is time that we take charge and bust those winter blues! So here is your task. First, take stock in where you are in your horsemanship and be proud of your accomplishments, I recommend writing them down, make them feel real, tangible. Then take a good look at your individual situation. What could you possible do, even if only for a few minutes each day to keep you bond with your horse and make you feel better? Write down at least three ideas. And finally, take a look at your backlog of study materials and commit to reviewing at least two each week until you catch up. Write down that plan too!

I hope this helps and best wishes kicking the winter horse blues. Until next week...

*Weekly tasks are based on many different Parelli resources I have studied as well as my own ideas on how to proceed through my journey. Some of the content was copied to make it easier to put up in a timely manner. Please consult parelli.com for any official instructions or materials.

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