Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

Control your thoughts

What are you thinking about today?

With every horse show, seems to come some life lesson for me. And this weekend the lesson seems to be once again, the importance of controlling my thoughts! It seems like anytime I let my guard down or think I have them under control the negatives seems to creep in. I showed twice in the Sr. Pleasure,…

No guts, no glory…

I love this quote from one of the World’s most successful horsemen, Bob Avila. I found it in one of his books once and scribbled it out on a piece of notebook paper. I think about it a lot when it’s hot or cold, when I have been broke, or I hurt all over… I…

The Strangest Secret….

Don’t underestimate the value in this classic recording! Well worth your time to listen to, seriously life changing wisdom…

Keep Your Eye On The Prize.

This weekend we attended a small open horse show in our area. This particular show is great to take beginners to practice but it  is always a challenge for us. You have to go with the attitude of having fun and just having the best ride you can because our western classes are sometimes combined…

Do you ever wish you could cry out “MULLIGAN!” ?

Boy I do! When I was growing up and my Dad was teaching me to play golf we could. Why can’t have a “mulligan” whenever we need one? Wikipedia definition of Mulligan… Mulligan (games), when a player gets a second chance to perform a certain move or action A do-over! Yes! I have had great aspirations over the…

“No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.”

Today is the first day I’d like to share with you an idea I’ve had for some time, called Driving Lines. Quotes designed with horse people in mind to help inspire, motivate and educate us to become better horse women and men!

“Be not the slave of your own past…

“Be not the slave of your own past … plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I love quotes and the definitions of words. Words have the power…

Focus On Your Weak Spots: A Thought from Cleve, Rusty & Shane

This is a quick take from a 2 Year Old Western Pleasure Clinic I was blessed to be a part of this spring. The clinic was supposed to be live but we learned very quickly that like horse training… live video is hard to do without a good connection (sorry that was a bad joke!…