Just a blog about an Appy named Louie, a POA named Honey, his minion (me) and some faith and grace. Oh, did I fail to mention we also do cowboy and western dressage as well as trail ride? :)
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2/5/21 ~ A Good Horse
Every now and then again, A good horse comes along, You better pay attention, Be a shame if you go wrong.
When you see him comin’, You must not hesitate, “Cause you just might miss him, If too long you wait.
The good ones are attractive, People look for build and color, And if they’re at an auction, Will out-bid one another.
Why, just last week in Cow Town, One brought a hundred grand, Lord knows I was honored, Just in the barn to stand.
But out there in the country, When you can have some time, To look at what you’re seein’, You’ll sooner come out fine.
The width of hip, it matters, You’ll want a pretty head, And if he’s moving graceful, Broke but not plumb dead.
Does he look closer at you, Or does he look on past, Does he seem to know you, Is that feelin’ gonna last.
It’s not unlike the Savior, When He sees us, we are known, The one He paid the price for, And will take us home.
And bonded there forever, He with His love will heal, All that hurts and ails us, ‘Cause His grace is so real.
So don’t miss that old pony, When he finally comes along, And get in Jesus’ halter, With Him you can’t go wrong.
I came across this website and Facebook page called Gods Horseback Gospel awhile back and read a few posts and poems; didn’t really think a whole lot about it and then stumbled across it again the other day. In reading this poem “Good Horse” By Brad McClain it brings back cherished memories of the horses that I have ridden, trained, loved, not loved, been SO glad to see the backside of them get in the trailer and the ones that I have shed crazy tears over because I have lost. It also reminds me that every once in a while you get that ONE, that one special horse that makes all the others worthwhile. You know the ones I’m talking about? The bad actors, the gossipers, the slackers, the ones that step on your toes to get ahead in line. Wink, not just talking about horses here!
But, if we think about it... we were chosen. God thought we were pretty special and paid the price for us. God’s grace, love, and faith in us promises that we can trust that God knows that we were worth the price. God gives us peace once we have that connection. We know that with God, we can’t go wrong. “…we will come and make our home with each of them…” (John 14:23, NLT)
Lord, give us faith, and make that faith grow in us day by day. Also give us hope and love, so that we may serve our neighbors according to your will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Bo, Beau, BoBo, Or Mr. BoJangles as I showed him under in our brief jumper stint years ago has passed on. For the last 23 years he has been my Dad's riding horse and companion. For the last 10 or so of those, he was mainly an opinionated old man horse that complained if his meals were later than her thought they should be. But, he was loved and spoiled. He was a retired 3 gaited saddle seat show horse that I tried and failed to make into a 3 day eventer. I have learned so much since the days of Bo! He taught me that to jump is to fly without wings. Hang on, trust and he would land safely on the other side, no matter what the size or angle of the takeoff point. Bo and Dad traversed the trails of Indiana and Tennessee and went places that most horses wouldn't go. They were a fearless team. One that had only to ask, where next? Bo went up and down the trails of Central Tennessee with Dad on his back proudly. There was no hesitation is his step, he knew where he was go
The end of November, first of December has been busy and kind of eventful! I have been elected to be the Nebraska Dressage Association board and as such will be the incoming president. I am also on the Region 4 USDF Nomination committee as well as being one of the Dressage Foundation's GMO's Ambassadors! Add that in to being on the board for the Nebraska Cowboy Dressage group and work as well as my newest addiction weaving and I have a busy year in 2021! Louie and Honey are still enjoying their long break with CoVid and hanging out at the farm getting fat and sassy. They both have been wearing their masks and staying socially distanced as much as possible with a couple of exceptions... Louie was not as impressed with the masks as Honey was. He is impatiently waiting for the vaccine to come out. So, for now we wait and see what 2021 will hold for us. Hopefully it is a vaccine and more opportunities for riding and showing.
1 Chronicles 16:34 ~ Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever. Friday, the day after Thanksgiving 2020. What a weird year! I never thought I would not be with friends and family on Thanksgiving. That we would have to be distant when this day has always been a time to come together and give thanks as a family, as a group. But, here we are zooming get-togethers and having pie over Facetime. I have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend and moving into Advent. I am most Thankful for my family, friends, and the wonderful friends I have made at First Presbyterian Church. They have always encouraged me to follow my heart and dreams no matter where they lead me. I am also thankful to know that the words spoken in 1 Chronicles 16:34 are true, the Lord is good, his love does endure forever. We do not have to do anything special to earn that love. If you have not heard it yet today, you are loved, you are special, and I am