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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

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Judging and Making Connections

I was very busy all day judging the St. Lawrence Valley Horseman's Association Horse Show. There was a day full of horsemanship, equitation, and showmanship classes in English and Western disciplines. There were hunter jumpers, a trail class, little kids games like egg and spoon, as well as timed gaming sports and more. The day was beautiful, exhibitors were dedicated, and I saw some excellent horsemanship. I also saw some things I'd love to change in the gaming sports (unnecessary roughness, harsh tack, and more concern over the sport than the horse--just my opinion of course.) I am making a nice solid connection to my horse community up here, finally. Virginia was great but I really enjoy this aspect of horsemanship. It is a fun was to connect with horses and people and allows me to help both. I don't just judge and pass out ribbons, I talk with my exhibitors and make it an opportunity for productive dialog. I look forward to future judging opportunities - leading by example, one instance at a time!

(P.S. A few days ago I was asked to judge another horse show (in late Sept.). This makes four so far this year.)

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