love to order some signed copies of the softcover book. Please
let me know how I go about that.
in British Columbia, Canada. I just want to thank you from the
bottom of my heart for this book. I was introduced to your book
by my dear friend Debbie a few weeks ago. Debbie also introduced
me to horses a couple of years ago. My father was very ill and
dying, Debbie kept telling me I should ride with her and my
other friend Michelle as they had a Friday morning tradition
of a trail ride and lunch. Debbie has always had horses and
I kept putting it off thinking she is such a great rider. Finally
two years ago (at the age of 43) I took her up on it and was
so hooked. It has been a Friday morning tradition ever since,
we rarely have missed a ride unless the weather is really inclement.
passed away a year ago this past September, it was a long illness
and very difficult to watch, but riding gave me such peace and
strength. Debbie matched me up with Jugo Lea, her beloved Quarter
Horse. Jugo brought me such joy, he was beautiful, gentle, challenging,
loving. Unfortunately this past October Jugo broke his leg and
we lost him. I can't even tell you how difficult it has been.
I feel so blessed to have had Jugo in my life and I was with
him when he passed, I am so thankful that I was able to say
goodbye to him.
Debbie has been having a very hard time, her horses are her
children and she had never lost a horse before. We talk about
Jugo often and remember his nature, his gentleness, him bucking
me one day across the field, so many things. I tell Debbie constantly
to remember that Jugo had a charmed life, no one could have
cared for him more than she did. Jugo's life on Debbie's ranch
was a wonderful one.
Jugo died I was scheduled to go the a Natural Horsemanship Clinic
at Jandana Ranch in the interior of B.C. I considered not going,
but had committed to another friend, so felt I should go.
introduced to some new to us ways of playing with our horses
and getting them to do things without any kind of force. Jandana
Ranch is a very magical place and it was one of the best things
I have ever done for myself.
When I returned
home Debbie called me and I was full of excitement and feelings
of things I wanted to explore with horses. For the first time
I really understood what being around horses had done for me,
not just giving me comfort, but the real relationship with horses.
I get so much strength and the feeling of success. It was an
amazing moment as Debbie was in the middle of reading your book
and we had truly awesome conversation around horses and how
they make us feel in our everyday lives.
again so very much for this wonderful book, it brings to light
so many feelings that we have had. Actually reading it makes
it all so real, not just some feelings that I have had and thought
nobody would understand.
I have another
dear friend that is a physchotherapist and many times over the
years has asked me what is my passion. It was always a hard
thing to answer. I have a wonderful husband, and two fantastic
sons, we have our own business. We have travelled and had a
great life, but never really felt that I could answer this question.
Now I can!!!!