There was a group of us girls who ate lunch together under the big oak tree every day. It was time to talk about boys and who was going out with whom, unfair teachers and difficult tests.
I’ve been a horse lover since I started riding at the age of 6. In elementary school, rarely did I run anywhere. I trotted or cantered or pranced around pretending to be a wild mustang or an elegant dressage horse with all the fancy moves.
The older I got, the more I loved them and the more I loved to talk about them. They were a refuge and a place to be understood and free. Being a pretty quiet kid, I only really talked about them to my closest friends.
Then there was the day that I headed toward my group and I heard someone say, “Oh great. Here comes Kathy. Now ALL we’re going to hear about is horses.”
I was stunned. My heart was crushed and it was all I could do to hold back the tears.I pretended not to hear, silently joined the group, and vowed to NEVER bring up the subject of horses again.
I silenced my passion and muzzled my voice.
Time has passed and I have grown and matured past my 8th grade incident (and my horses helped, too), but so many haven’t.
Regardless of your age when it happened, what grows on the inside when you’re shut down by careless comments is insidious. You lose your voice. You lose your confidence. You lose a piece of who you are.
If I may be so bold…
IT’S TIME TO RECLAIM THAT VIBRANT, GUTSY, CREATIVE KID YOU USED TO BE! (I realize I am yelling–it’s that important!)
What’s holding you back? What are you waiting for? I hereby give you permission to step into the shoes that you were meant to fill!
I know I was created with a love of horses. (If I could bottle the smell of dust, sweat and leather, I’d make a million.)
I also know that I was created to share the wisdom and spirit of horses with others and help them break free from what holds them back—and that I’m darn good at it.
This learning from horses is not some “woo-woo” thing. (I’m far too practical for that.) But “there is something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a woman,” to quote Winston Churchill.
I believe that the reason that women especially, are so drawn to horses is that they embody everything that we desire to be at our core. Horses are beautiful, graceful, powerful, and authentic. They represent endurance, speed, athleticism and freedom. What woman doesn’t desire those things?
The time is now for you to find your voice, regain your confidence and reclaim who you are.
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