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God Made a Horse

My Horse, My Teacher.

By | God Made a Horse, Stories, Tribe

Lexi is my teacher. It’s taken me time to really learn this important lesson. She is my first horse, so I don’t have years of understanding the intricacies of equine behavior and psychology under my belt. I wish I can say that I’ve learned this lesson through stillness with Lexi, studying her movements and listening to what she had to say. But, I didn’t…

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God Made a Horse – For My Family

By | God Made a Horse, Stories, Tribe

When my now 10-year-old daughter was five, I had a difficult time finding an activity she loved. Everyone in gymnastics already knew how to cartwheel, cheerleading was too loud and soccer was too competitive. I found a lovely small riding facility named Neophyte Farms in Simi Valley, Calif. and took Avery for her first lesson. She was timid of her mount Tyler’s head, but she hopped up on his back and walked into the arena. I started riding shortly after because besides looking like an incredible amount of fun, I saw an opportunity to show my daughter that adults never stop learning.

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God Made a Horse… for Stacey

By | God Made a Horse, Stories, Tribe

Horses have always been inside my head. My strongest early “horse memory” – probably at age four or five – is reading the book Casey the Clumsy Colt. It was a horsey take on the bull in the china shop, and I read it over and over. At the time my parents rented a farm, but there were no horses, only cattle and cats. Later we moved to the suburbs.

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God Made A Horse… for Julie

By | God Made a Horse, Stories, Tribe

Julie Goodnight shares with us her two perfect matches.

I have been blessed with horses that I know were my perfect match—horses that were in my life, just at the right time, to teach me just what I needed to know and learn at the moment. As the old saying goes, “you get the horse you need, not the horse you want.”

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