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!"

Monday, October 31, 2011


Well, here it is the very end of October and I can't believe I haven't posted anything since July. September and October went by in a blur.........September found me down and out with Lyme Disease (there were days when I was literally unable to get out of bed) and October brought the death of my husband's oldest sister. On the up side, however, October 22nd was my oldest daughter's wedding - a truly joyous occasion! She and her husband have known each other for 11 years and our families are like "one big happy" whenever we get together! So congratulations, Colleen and Trevor O'Neil! I wish you a lifetime of happiness - you deserve it!
I have lots of thoughts whirling around in my head and stories about my beagle and pony and donkey to share so I'll be sitting down and writing more often. Stay tuned! Until then..............

Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.
Melody Beattie