Anaïs Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” I first heard this Anais Nin quote in the book “You are a bad ass” by Jen Sincero.  It came to mind when I was thinking about how hard entering [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00November 16th, 2015|Life|1 Comment


WTH??  How many people actually like paperwork?  I was an accountant for 5 years and hated it.  I do paperwork when I have to.  Organization is another great time. Now that my complaining is done, here is a thought.  Do it once and do it now.  I was listening to a book on software development [...]

By |2015-11-08T23:47:53-06:00November 9th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Easy organization

I got a great idea for a saddle blanket rack from Dan Lynch about 15 years ago.  You take 1/2 inch pipe 2 foot long and a "T" with 1 inch long side of the "T" to make the part you lay the saddle pad on.  I like to have 6 of these.  Then use [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00September 14th, 2015|Life|1 Comment


I ask the question of people I give lessons, what is the easiest direction to ride a horse?  The answer is the direction he is going.  Such is life.  If you have aspirations to be singer, but you decide it is foolish to pursue this life.  You will never be fulfilled.  You may sing for [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00September 7th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Next time

"Champions are not the ones who always win races - champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. 'Champion' is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00August 31st, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Good People

I just unloaded horses from a long drive home from Canada.  I got a story, but not what you may be thinking. 10 days ago I drove to Canada and back home to haul a second load of horses into Canada because of a 21 day quarantine issue.  Not the worst thing in the world [...]

By |2015-08-24T01:15:33-05:00August 24th, 2015|Life|17 Comments

5 people

I’ve heard many times that you are a combination of the 5 people you spend the most time with.  The following is a post by Liz Steffes.  She is an entrepreneur and coach with beach body as well as a positive influence on everyone she interacts with.  She is the kind of people I try [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:19-06:00August 3rd, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Involved vs committed

The chicken and the pig decided to open a restaurant.  The pig asked what should we call it?  The chicken replied “ham and eggs”.  The pig said “no, I would be committed, but you would only be involved.” People toss around the word committed, but most just mean involved.  Committed comes from a do or [...]

By |2015-07-27T22:54:52-05:00July 28th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

What we do

      Art is what you do when you have time and no one is watching.  What if we had no excuses.  What if we had more time to practice our art, craft our art or make our art without distraction?  No financial restrictions.  The only thing left is your own limiting beliefs.  I’m [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:19-06:00July 20th, 2015|Life|8 Comments

Small Step

I think of the small things that I have done that have made big changes in my life.  I decided to call Horseshoe Lake Arabians on a whim.  I needed a job.  I had an offer to work road construction which would have been a lot more money, but something told me to take the [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:19-06:00July 13th, 2015|Life|0 Comments