Monthly Archives: June 2014



"Crazy-busy” is a great armor, it's a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we're feeling and what we really need can't catch up with us. This from Brené Brown, author of The Power [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:31-06:00June 30th, 2014|Life|1 Comment

Do What You Love Without Wrecking It

We have all heard the phrase, "If you do what you love you won’t work a day in your life.” But what happens when you over do what you love? When you love what you do, but you do it too much and get sick of it? Everyone needs a bit of time to reboot [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:32-06:00June 27th, 2014|Prosperity|2 Comments

Can a Horse Really Be Finished?

I love to pick on people. When someone calls and says, “I have a finished western horse for sale” I like to ask if the horse can lope backwards? Usually the line is silent. When I think of finished, I think of words like done, over, washed up and has-been. Horses are always in a [...]

By |2014-06-23T10:56:57-05:00June 25th, 2014|Horses|5 Comments

Proud Boss

I was honored to receive the following from Brooke Ranallo in my email box last week. If you've been reading Fat Bald Cowboy over the last couple of months, you're probably beginning to understand what I'm all about and what's driving me today. Brooke said I could share this with you. I'm so proud of [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:32-06:00June 23rd, 2014|Life|2 Comments


A successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune. 2. prosperities, prosperous circumstances. I think about what prosperity means often. In the definition my favorite words are flourishing and thriving condition. It's hard for me to write about this subject. I believe we should love what we do more than we worry about how [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:32-06:00June 20th, 2014|Prosperity|0 Comments

Parents and Teachers – Listen Up!

I watch my kids play with their friends, and listen to what they talk about, and I am amazed. Everything they talk about, or dream about, is BIG! The vision that they have of what the future could be is awesome. What happens to adults? I believe parents and teachers train soldiers that follow rules, [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:33-06:00June 16th, 2014|Life|2 Comments


What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Or … what’s worth doing even if you fail? Fear of failure is the biggest killer of this life. People doubt, second guess, squander, procrastinate, and give up on far more opportunities than are ever attempted. I believe this circles around fear of what [...]

By |2014-06-10T12:23:57-05:00June 13th, 2014|Prosperity|1 Comment

Training Horses as an Art, Not a Job

When I was cleaning stalls this morning (one of my least favorite things in life), I was listening to Seth Godin’s book, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?. It discusses life and your job as “art." This got me thinking of what I do for a living. Some trainers don’t have to ride [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:33-06:00June 11th, 2014|Horses|1 Comment

The Secret

This is the time of year when many weekend are spent going from open house to open house celebrating the graduates we know. It’s exciting. For many, they’ll be leaving home for the first time. Thinking on their own – without the net of their parents. It’s also a time when other influences can shape [...]

By |2014-06-05T15:02:07-05:00June 9th, 2014|Life|0 Comments