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 western dressage as well as trail ride? :)
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.
I know that helmets can be a controversial issue among us horse folks. But, here are just a few reasons to wear one when riding. 1. Helmets can save lives. Head injuries are the leading cause of death in horseback riding accidents. A helmet can help to protect your head in the event of a fall and can reduce the risk of serious injury or death. 2. Helmets are comfortable and easy to wear. There are many different types of helmets available, so you can find one that fits well and is comfortable to wear. 3. Helmets are affordable. Helmets are a relatively inexpensive investment that can provide you with peace of mind and help to protect you in the event of a fall. 4. Helmets can set a good example. Wearing a helmet can set a good example for other riders and help to promote safety in the equestrian community. 5. A helmet can protect you from the sun. The sun's rays can be very harmful to your skin, and the
Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. I am not sure that I have ever been around a happier horse than little Miss Honey. She generally greets you with ears up and a gentle nicker. Of course, she could just be hopeful for a cookie or an apple… But she is generally a happy little horse. She likes to go out to explore the world when we go on a trail ride, looking forward with wide eyes and pricked ears. Happy to see what is around the bend. If we are doing some arena work, she is bouncing through that with a spring in her step looking for the next challenge. I am wondering, do we have a choice to be like Honey? To greet each day with our eyes open and ears perked up looking for the next adventure that is coming our way? Maybe the adage “Happiness is a choice” could be applied? Maybe when circumstances threaten to crush people’s spirits and sink them into the gloom, they need the powerful medicine of joy more than ever. Sol
6/4/21 Matthew 7:7-8 ~ “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door opens.” I think little miss Honey has been reading this scripture regularly. She has been asking and knocking at the door to her stall for treats, snacks and extra meals like a hobbit looking for 2 nd and 3 rd breakfast. She is teaching the little colt next door how to beg for snacks and treats. Louie pretty much ignores her unless she is successful in getting on of her minions (me) to give an extra helping of hay or dinner snackies. Then he joins in on the begging. Honey and Louie even do a pat down to see if I am hiding cookies in my pockets when I go in to clean their rooms! These horses have it made. Breakfast and dinner in bed, Mani-pedies every 6 weeks, spa days, personal chauffer, all the cookies, and housekeeping every day to keep their rooms tidy wit