With the start of a new calendar year, I am taking advantage of shorter days and less motivation to be outside in order to pour greater effort into my writing in general, including more regular attention to this blog. If you are a new reader, welcome, and if you are a returning reader, welcome back!
If you have landed on Chronicles of a Mini-Pro, then you likely have an interest in the equestrian world. We share an interest in common. I found myself enamored of horses starting at an early age and have been fortunate enough to parlay this passion into a full time career. However, the route which I have taken to this point has not been direct and my role within the industry is ever-evolving. At the end of the day, though, my greatest passion is to simply be on the farm and around my horses. Any day is a better day if it involves horses.
In this blog, you will read a variety of different types of posts—stories of my own personal experiences with horses, reports from clinics which I have audited or ridden in, reflections, observations and insights from my own riding, teaching or training, book reviews and training tips. I hope to share the ups and the downs which any equestrian experiences, as well as provide a forum to always reflect back onto what horses mean to me, and the critical relationship I have with them. I also hope to document the process of turning my Cold Moon Farm into a model of sustainability, marrying these concepts with horse keeping practices. A healthy planet is a key foundation to healthy farms and horses, as well as a more viable equine industry in the long term.
The longer I have been around horses, the more I feel there is to learn about them. I hope that you will enjoy reading along with me as I continue to explore all that being intimately involved with these animals has to offer. I hope that you, as a reader, will feel a degree of connection with the subject matter or perhaps even recognize shades of your own experience which mirror mine. I hope that you can take away a kernel of new information, or inspiration, or comfort, or whatever quality it is you are needing, from the words I write here.
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2 thoughts on “A New Year, a New Focus”
I am looking forward to sustainable suggestions!
I can totally relate to the shorter days and less motivation! Luckily (or unluckily, depending) for me as a working student, the horses have to be fed regardless of the whims of mother nature, so I am forced to get out the barn 6 days a week! Some days are less pleasant than others 😉