For most of my life I have kept my views fairly close, with only a select few being allowed to hear them. This from the fear of judgement of me as a person for holding such views or opinions.
Well, this has just changed, there is something happened inside of me that is in the process of bursting out and that something is my views and opinions about the world in which we live. Maybe I have become old enough to have something to say, maybe I have an opinion, maybe things have just gotten bad enough now and now maybe I don't give so much of a shit to what people think of my views.
Anyway this blog is my attempt to find my voice.
Over 30 years ago I went farming and one of the main motivations for this was a general dislike of people or more to the point the judgement of people. Being around animals was definitely a safer feeling for me.
After about 10 years of relative isolation I travelled, did my big OE; wow, did that open my eyes. NZ although a great country to live in was just a pimple on the backside of the world, be it a very beautiful and natural pimple.
When I returned to NZ after about 18 months I realised that I needed to do something with people and this is when the opportunity to work with horses and people presented itself. I can tell you now that I don't know what scared me more, the thought of working with people or the thought of working with horses.
To cut a very long story short it was the horses that opened a door for me to find my way back to people again and more importantly a way back to myself.
The horses' have taught me and helped me to learn a great many things, way more than I could have dreamt of in my wildest dreams.
Lessons from the horse about life and living it, in essence what this blog is about. What we can learn from them and their community or herd, how to create harmony in living together, independence within a group, freedom and responsiblity, the list goes on and continues to grow as I learn more.