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February 14, 2004
to you to congratulate you and express my thank you for your
book. I always thought that I was a little different from my
family, in that, my passion for horses started when I was about
three years old and has continued for the past 27 years. It
was only in the last two years though, that I was able to begin
riding lessons. Together with my eight year old daughter we
are exploring new pastures in our lives. Christina was born
with multiple birth defects. Constant doctors and nine surgeries
so far had created within her an apathy for any type of socialization.
Then she began riding. She has developed a self-esteem and inner
peace that I would never have thought possible. I credit the
pony she dearly loves with her improvement in life. Your book
let me know that it's okay that I'm "horse crazy", and I feel
confident in pursuing my dream to become a horsewoman despite
the fact that I'm a wife and mother. You expressed your thoughts
and feelings beautifully. I hope that someday Christina and
I will meet you.
Yours, Catherine Sacarellos
January 23, 2004
finished your book "She Flies Without Wings". I was so touched
by your words! I couldn't wait to read it every night and am
sad it is over.
I am 42
yrs old and have wanted a horse for 30 years. My dream is becoming
a reality, as I have met a gentleman in Berthoud that has many
Paint horses that he loves. He is sharing his knowledge with
me and his reining experience. He is helping me in purchasing
my first horse.
for your book and touching my soul! I feel so happy when I am
riding and I breathe!!!
I will have the pleasure of meeting you one day,as I work in
Boulder at the hospital. Dr Steve Miller is a friend of mine
and we spoke of you, as he is sharing my excitement of horsemanship!
on your new book venture. I just want to thank you once again
for pointing me and Lucky in the right direction. Ever since
we were your demo team in Albuquerque last summer, I can't tell
you what a different horse Lucky has become. (It was the horse
fair at the Albq. Fair Grounds. Lucky was the Paso Fino who
you had to do endless accupressure on to bring him into focus
because you said he was a checked out horse.) Here is a brief
synopsis. After you showed me how to do accupressure on Lucky's
neck and eye sockets, I did it every time I put a halter on
him for about two weeks. He was usually hard to catch, and I
used a modified join up method to at least get him to stop so
I could walk up to him. Well, now he walks up to me when I enter
his corral. But the most incredible news is that Lucky has a
whole new life. I went to Ireland to write a story about an
Irish riding facility called Ballycormac. The story appeared
last year in Today's Horse Trader. While in Ireland, I mentioned
to the horse master that I had jumped in a previous life and
wondered if I could still do it. He said it is like riding a
bicycle, you never forget. So, he put me on one of his Irish
hunters, and gave me a jumping lesson. I was hooked again. So
I came home and had a couple more lessons, enough to give me
confidence. One day I was riding Lucky in the woods near my
house. There were several logs across the trail because of high
winds. So for the heck of it, I pointed Lucky at the logs across
the trail, and wonder of wonders he jumped them. So every time
I went along that trail, I asked him to jump, and he did, no
muss, no fuss, clean and simple. So I got to thinking. I wonder
if he could do more, so I took him to the trainer who taught
my husband to ride, and has a good reputation for starting horses
over fences and asked her to try. Well, Lucky jumped quite nicely
on that first outing. Then my husband and I went to Europe to
review two more riding facilities, and Lucky went to the trainers.
I had no expectations, I just wanted her to work him for two
weeks. When I came back, the first phone call was to the trainer.
I held my breath. She said that Lucky was jumping 2'6" consistently,
and he was very honest. He never stopped on her. Who says Paso
Finos can't jump? Fast forward a couple of months. I just had
my first jumping lesson on Lucky on Sunday, and thought of you.
Mary, I can't tell you how much you changed my life and Lucky's
life. You are truly gifted. Thank you from the bottom of my
Judie Framan and Lucky
enjoy your newsletter and will certainly look at the S approach
with the lovely mare I lease. Glad it sounds like Anna is on
the mend as well. One thing that came to mind in your comments
about accessing the nervous system is that the homeopathic approach
would say you are accessing the Vital Force. Also seen as "that
which animates" us or our animals. By accessing via genuine
intent and purpose and being with someone in our full capacity
- we allow for the trust and movement in their energy. Their
symptoms may be being expressed on a physical or a 'nervous'
level or on a deep emotional level. What I see with you is your
deep intent and caring for your animals and this allows for
good health to you from Pegasus Homeopathy, Bev VanHatten
September 15, 2003
Lobo and I just got back from a 5-day ride in Fort Robinson,
Nebraska. Our “new-to-us” About the Horse Black Rhino saddle
seemed to work well. I didn’t get sore at all from riding 4-6
hours five days in a row. I know Lobo was sore in the end, but
he was doing 99 percent of the work. He had even sweat under
the blanket and appeared to be comfortable with the saddle.
I had a DVM who specializes in equine chiropractic medicine
and acupuncture check Lobo out before we left. I was worried
his former ill-fitting saddle may have caused some lasting damage.
The vet did adjust his hips and gave him some acupuncture treatments
around his hips, but found no problems in the back, withers
or shoulders area.
love the way it looks and I know it fits me well. I’ve solicited
the opinion of two trainers, a vet and several friends who believe
the saddle fits Lobo.
It is heavier
than what I was expecting—about 40 pounds. I am able to lift
it gently on to Lobo, but it’s certainly a lot heavier than
my previous synthetic saddle. I guess a positive by-product
of the new saddle is that my arms are getting stronger from
is used and well-broken in, it’s obvious that it is well-made
and still has many years left.
I am really
pleased to have such a nice saddle that fits me and my horse
at a price I could afford. Thank you for helping me find it.
I really appreciate it.