Change Is In The Wind


Change is in the wind ...



If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
Gail Sheehy


When change is in the wind, horses, as prey animals, put their face to it and give their full attention. In a matter of seconds they’re able to surmise if there’s a threat to their well being; an opportunity to engage with someone or something interesting, or if they can put their nose down and carry on business as usual.

Change is in the wind once again for Bear and I.

I’ve faced it and decided to engage.

No, we’re not moving. We’re perfectly happy where we are.

So, what’s happening?

We’re embarking on a new path of learning and growth.

This hearkens back to my last post ~ A Horse Is Never” Just A Horse” ~  but not in the way I described or expected as I wound that post down.

No, it’s bigger than that, and as soon as I have confirmation, I will fill you in on the next leg of my healing journey with my beautiful horse.

I anticipate this will denote a slight shift in the focus of this blog.

Change is in the wind … Stay tuned!

Nurture what you love …

Horse Mom


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014





18 thoughts on “Change Is In The Wind

  1. I can’t wait to see what is to come! It sounds exciting. 🙂 and your opening sentence really hit home for me today, like a V-8 moment. As humans, when we sense change, I think we have a tendency to do the opposite. Ignore it. Deny it. At least in my experience, personal and observation of others. Good stuff!

    • Horses can teach us so much. If we only paid more attention we might make better, and more appropriate decisions. … Glad this spoke to you. Btw what exactly is a V-8 moment? I’ve never heard that expression before.

      • Oh! HAHA. I’m sorry about that. When I was growing up there were these silly commercials for a vegetable juice named V-8 (I’m in the U.S.). Their whole marketing campaign revolved around people realizing, after making one decision, that they could’ve instead, “had a V-8.” In response to that moment of clarity, they bop themselves on the forehead with the palm of their hand as if to say, “Duh! Of course!”

        Here’s an old commercial which will hopefully explain it better than I did:
        I now use the expression to indicate that moment of clarity. 🙂

        And I seriously need to get back around horses. I’ve been looking into stables in my area, thanks to you. 🙂 I grew up LOVING them, like crazy madly in love with them, and then lost touch over the years. Reading your blog inspires me so much and helps bring me back to my heart.

      • I am thrilled for you! 🙂 … I hope you’re able to find a barn that supports where you are in your life. I have found that what we needed in our youth is far different than what meets our needs as we get older. For me, knowing that the horses are well treated and cared for is the most important thing. It tells me a lot about the character of the people managing the barn and how supported I can expect to be while in pursuit of my own goals. Of course, what you choose will also depend on your goals. I wish you well on your search and look forward to reading all about it. 😉 … I’ll check out that commercial. Thanks for clarifying. 🙂

      • I feel very fortunate that my aunt is a decades long trainer with amazing horse sense, so at least I know I can call her for input on what I find at barns. It seems that so many of them are in the competition circuit and that’s not important to me. It seems many of these only have winning on their minds. When I was young, I wanted to exclusively do (and did some) hunter/jumper, but after having the stroke, I think I’m better served finding some excellent dressage. I think it will be great for my mind AND my body – help get it back into balance. 🙂 Thank you for the encouragement – again. 😀

      • Like you I was hunter/jumper focused at first. That all changed after a freak accident and I no longer found any joy in it. Dressage is amazing and the basis for all good riding. Seems to me you will find it a fulfilling challenge. I hope you find a good coach and I’m glad you have your aunt’s expertise to fall back on. 🙂

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