Category Archives: Horses and God

Summer’s Here

The arrival of some beautiful rain has transfigured the face of our landscape from the dormant browns of winter to vibrant life. And no matter that I’ve been living here since I can remember, it still takes my breath away. … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Quit

(After Internet-related trouble, I’m back at last! Update on the horsies to follow.) I’ve seen so many people come and go from the things I love. Not just kids in the riding school, but people who wanted to devote themselves … 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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CHG Leg 5 Goals

It has been a slow week in our little corner of God’s beautiful, broken world. Nevertheless, tomorrow we get to make up for it, with the fifth leg of our dressage series. Both dance partners were on walk/trot only until … Continue reading

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Strong Women

Today amid the madness, I spared a thought for what it means to be a woman of God. I thought about Proverbs 31, as you do. Strength and dignity. Sense and faith. A strange mixture of submission and power, rolled … Continue reading

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Dance

Emma and SprinklerBandit recently wrote about the why’s of riding – how the horse you have is linked to the very reason you ride in the first place. Never one to miss out on the chance to be sappy, I’m jumping right on the … 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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