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A liberating journey - Follow your dreams

I've been playing with Buddy at liberty for a couple of years now.  I say playing and not working, not to diminish our efforts or learnings, but to remind me that 'work' is not a great term to use when we do things with our horses, and play sounds much more fun. 
When I see other trainers and displays where liberty is done, it very often looks more like play and enjoyment, and for many years I thought 'If only I could do that with my horse, I bet if I let my horse loose in the school she would just walk off, or not move'.  (She being Coffee - Buddy's Dam)
 For a long time I just thought I wasn't good enough, my horse wasn't good enough, I didn't have the right trainer, the right equipment, blah blah blah, any excuse to distract me from what that 'i bet...' thought was saying.  I knew back then that my horse was trying to say something to me.  Something about what I was doing, or how I was acting, meant my horse did not want to be around me.…

New wheels....

Alright, I haven't listened to my own advice... no surprise there really.... no 'to do' list created and not feeling much more productive business wise.  I did go to a table top sale last week and I got a few cards out there, managed to make back the cost of the table with items sold too so not an entirely useless few weeks.

I have however, managed to get out exercising more.  The Birmingham Velo came through the area the other week; as we were unable to get very far without difficulty, and Keith has an interest in his bikes, we went over to Bewdley bridge to watch some of the cyclists come through.  It was nice to see them come past actually, all the different charities and causes they were riding for, the more 'professional' looking types and those who appeared to be more 'leisure riders'.  By the time they reached Bewdley they were just over half way, with a little shy of 50 miles to go, and none of them looked tired or out of breath (although I suppose…