Sunday, January 17, 2016
A Post For Equine Progam Managers Only--The Sun Is Not Really Burning Out
Hurts more than the kids realize, more than you can realize when you are 12 years old. When I get home on Saturday I am often in significant pain. When I come in after a heavy Sunday afternoon I am always in significant pain. Yesterday came the added bonus of realizing that I seem to have mildly fractured my thumb during the latter part of the week. I am coming to grips with the fact that we have so many new participants that many of them will become good riders before I can be counted on to remember their names. Spent so much time teaching and working things out that I only rode about seven miles yesterday.
Bottom line--went to bed beaten down and absolutely worn out. Slept until nearly 4:00 this morning and came in to begin the morning's correspondence on the computer.
First thing that I see is a simply worded, powerful note from a program participant letting me know the impact that the program, and yesterday in particular, has had on her.
Made my thumb feel better--feels good enough to type this post!
If you are an equine professional and your program is not giving you the satisfaction that you hoped for,---- or if you have been thinking about developing a program-----go to the Mill Swamp Indian Horses group face book page--scroll through and look at what goes on at the horse lot (not the business page, the group page).
What we do is not magic, but the results that we get are.
And what we do is not hard to replicate. And what we do can be done anywhere there are horses and people. And what we do should be going on all over the country.
And if you put a program like this together it will leave you absolutely worn out.
But not burned out.
(The rider shown above was not the one who sent the the note over night, but these pictures were just to good to ignore)
Posted by Steve Edwards