Category Archives: Confidence

Love Lit the Way

Standing at the end of the second year of Morning Star Stables, I look back with inexpressible awe, joy, and wonder at what my God has done. I have never been so tired or so aware of my limitations. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sunlands Training Show

Here are some numbers for this show: 8 horses. 1 four-berth. 1 two-berth. 4 trips; one for the two-berth, three for the four-berth. 6 saddles. Nowhere near enough girths. No dedicated horse-holders. (We’re very thankful our horsies almost all tie … Continue reading

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Momentuous Update

So, we have had a very busy and eventful two weeks – mostly in a good way, though. With SANESA Nationals being this week, we’ve got our hands pretty full gearing up for SANESA and CHG championships, as well as … Continue reading

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In Honour of the Anxious Horse

Suicide prevention awareness month is here, and this topic has been stewing in my head for a long time. I’ve long held that horses are among the most emotionally complicated of all domestic animals; possibly the animals that come closest … Continue reading

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Marching On

After the emotional and spiritual high of last week, this one has left me a little flat. Make no mistake, we had good progress this week, including a lot of good rides and lessons and wonderful preparation for Finals tomorrow … Continue reading

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Well, firstly, this show was amazing. I’m so proud of how hard my students all tried, and their hard work and talent is paying off. The ponies were super and God was with us, as always. Even the venue, which … Continue reading

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Lay It Down

God is at work in me. The first time I remember being afraid on a horse was the first time I rode a horse. For those keeping track, that was sixteen years ago. Almost my life, practically speaking. I was … Continue reading

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