Sunday, 24 November 2013

The Moments You Love

Throughout life I always try and take the time to find those quiet moments that you can reflect on.  Even just for a second, have a clear thought about what you're experiencing and doing in that moment, and appreciate it for what it is.

The one from today was kind of simple and beautiful at the same time.  Today I took Koda down to the farrier to get shoes pulled and hooves trimmed up, so had a dark start to my day (sun doesn't rise until 8:00am).  Once I caught Koda and was swapping blankets by the trailer, the sun had started to rise.  I stopped what I was doing and just stood there with Koda.  It was one of those moments where I really got to appreciate being an equestrian.  Here I am, at sunrise, just doing a basic equestrian chore that is absolutely awesome.  Not awesome as in cool (but we all know being an equestrian is the best!) but actually awe-inspiring.  Here we are, me and this other animal, just doing a basic chore in perfect harmony.  Perfect communication, everything happened seamlessly.  Enjoying the morning together, peaceful, quiet, lovely.

When I came home, I wanted to write this fairly deep blog, but Viva Carlos hit the nail on the head, so why invent the wheel twice?  Different point of view, same trend.

All for the love of the horse


  1. Thanks for the shout out. I'm really grateful that while I owned Carlos and we were just taking a walk around the property that I took those moments to be like "Wow.. I get to ride a horse, and I love this horse and he loves me and its really just beautiful, ribbons, competition and training aside, just to be together was the greatest gift of all."

  2. what a great pic, 'koda's so handsome. As much as I hate early mornings, I always loved them at a barn. Something so peaceful, even when mucking stalls, etc.

  3. Peaceful moments is what it's all about. Love hte picture.

  4. Thanks everyone :) The photo is from October when I got some great shots at sunset. Here's another great post by another blogger who kind of sums up what these moments are about (and gives some history of "jingles"):