The most meaningful magic is found in the simplest, smallest moments. As I walked this path today, through the gardens full of seasonal death and mystery, I was reminded yet again of the spaces between what was, what is and what might be. This image is a still of a blink of the day. By…
Time has continued to unfold exactly as it should. When I reflect back on my intended schedule for this summer, and the one that actually played out- it is comical to think about what my intended plan might have felt like. Very nearly nothing actually went exactly to plan over the past few months, and…
One day at a time
I’ve been on a bit of a rabbit hole with my own personal development and awareness the past year or so. For those of you who follow astrological trends, I am in my Saturn return. A period of time often linked with reconciling one’s early adulthood and forming a new version of self. Usually around…
Summer of Connection
It’s been a while. June was busy. Odys and I had our first sanctioned show and it came with some big learning experiences to work through. The most standout one was finding our rhythm, on course but also in our relationship. Fatigue got the better of us by the last day of the show, and…
Training Diaries: Containment
Spring is (maybe?) here after false spring and third winter have passed and as such the outdoor sand ring was ready to play in! Our first sunny and warm day yet this year and so play we did. The intention Odys and I ended up working with this afternoon was “containment”. As it was the…
Earning the trust of a dragon
As I near Odys and I’s two year anniversary of meeting, I am noticing more and more signs of a deepening relationship. The ally ship that we have formed speaks to high trust, effective communication and a sense of equality. Something that I’ve sat with a lot since re-entering horse-personship as an adult is the…
Return to the ring: reflections
Odys and I stepped into the competition ring this past weekend! It was Odys’ first time at an indoor competition, and my return after about a decade off from the show ring. What a trip. So much has changed, especially within myself, and yet in so many ways it felt like time stood still for…
The past few weeks have felt like a renewal of an old part of myself. Even amidst a deep freeze here in the home province that made riding and pretty much any un-heated activity not possible, I was able to bring back weight training for myself. Fueled by a steadily building interest in doing things…
2021: Can Stability be Exciting?
What to say about 2021. As I reflect back on the year as a whole, it seems to be filled with many experiential highs and lows that have settled with an air of neutrality. Working with my dark horse, Odys, and developing our relationship was certainly part of those highs and lows. I can safely…
ships have a way of testing that understanding of connection. Truly being connected doesn’t mean sunshine and butterflies, all the time. It actually means holding space for the conflicts, “negative” emotions and turmoil that inevitably exists in all of us and within a relationship.