This past summer I had a lot of fun, as well as learned so much. Because my daughter, Lexie, was off of school, she came to the barn with me just about every day, and we really had a lot of fun together. She was enjoying the cats and kittens, and she bonded with her pony, Midnight. One of the fun things (for her) she discovered, was that she could run when she led Midnight, and he would trot. It still brings me a big smile when I picture her dragging him everywhere with her. That pony does put his halo on at just the right moments! I appreciate you so much, Pony Boy!!

With the busyness of the summer’s events, I decided I would allow myself the summer off from writing. I thought that was a realistic approach, in spite of all the numerous times I have heard that I should be blogging consistently. Fighting the “shoulds” I decided to put the guilt aside and bask in the richness of summer fun. Some good in that, however……it’s now past mid October, and I still seem to be on summer vacation. Inertia seems to have kicked in big time. (An object in motion tends to stay in motion, and an object at rest, well, that would be me)

As I was sitting myself down and turning my computer on, I came across this quote: “Amateurs sit and wait clinicfor inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King. So, here I am, setting things in motion.

There have been some very exciting happenings at Hidden Promise. Our Great Camp Out was incredible! I got to meet some amazing new people, and am looking forward to getting together with them again. And, we’ve already started talking about next year’s camp out.

Little Horse and I have had some great experiences. Some of them were just great in general, including the milestone of officially being started. This mostly means that he had a positive introduction to being ridden in a saddle. Some of our experiences taught me a lot, even if I wasn’t over thrilled at the moment that I was getting such lessons. I am getting a deeper sense every day with him that it is the journey that builds our partnership, not reaching those destinations or milestones. They are tremendous fun, but not the stuff that our bond is built on. In the future I will expand on some of our adventures, but I am appreciating more and more the value of taking small steps built on a foundation of trust. Of course, I will be honest, I still get wrapped up in the excitement of getting to the next big place, and I am getting better. Thanks for all the lessons, my little horse.


The Novi Horse Expo is November 14th through the 16th. I hope that you’ll drop by our booth and say “hi”. It’s always great to catch up and hear what’s going on with all of you. We’re also developing new workshops and programs. It would be great to hear what you’re working on and hoping to accomplish in your big plan. As always, if we at Hidden Promise can help, please let us know!



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