This blog is dedicated to my friend, my mentor, and the best teacher I have ever had. Without him, I would not have embarked on this amazing journey. Split, this blog is for you!
Ponderosa Misty Icon, aka "Split," is a handsome gray Welsh pony who came to me via a phone call "out of the blue" (actually Peterborough, Ontario). Our first few months together were rocky to say the least, which made me question my ability as a horse owner, as a horsewoman, and as a rider. Forty years of horse ownership had not prepared me for this little gray pony!
But we muddled through and because of Split, I have begun a journey that is both spiritual and enlightening. I hope something here resonates with you and that you'll check back now and then.
We leave you with one of our favorite quotes: "The best whisper is a click!"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just Breathe.........

Being short on time today (I had to substitute teach and had other obligations), I wasn't able to spend a lot of time with my animals. But one thing I love to do when I only have a little time to spend is just breathe them in.........seriously. This morning, Split and I stood nose to nose and just breathed each other in. I rested my head on his shoulder as he dug into his hay, buried my nose in his mane and breathed in that good, pony smell. Jingle has sweet breath. I love to hold her muzzle in my hand and kiss the side of her mouth....she smells like hay and donkey. Jelly has the softest beagle ears ever and I hold my face against those floppy ears and just nuzzle and breathe in beagle. Lucy the minipin/chi has a tiny little head and I will hold her and nuzzle the top of her head. I breathe them in and they breathe me in and we all hold a little of each other inside us. It sustains me and keeps me connected with them. I breathe in nature, too......snow, rain, sunshine, fresh cut grass, horse manure............Aroma therapy at its finest! Try it!
"I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then." Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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