I apologize for my lack of updates. I have struggled with posting because I really wanted to write something fun and positive about my horses. The problem has been about all I can think about is pain. That's sure not been conducive to writing.
Even now as I type, I struggle with what to write. I am torn between that force that draws me to horses and the one keeping me from them.
My intent for this blog has always been about education in one form or another. I have had strong opinions most of my life. Those I have regarding horses are no exception.
From my earliest days around horses I found myself championing causes I didn't even know others noticed. Not that anyone cared about my opinions in those early years but it only made sense that blogging would become a platform for the expression of those for me.
I have always thought much of the plight of horses had more to do with misinformation than outright meanness. The way I could see to combat the injustices horses still experience every day was to share my story both with its triumphs and its falls to maybe at least open up a conversation. There are so many ways that life affects not only the breed that I love, but the every day aspects of breeding, raising and training horses in this day and age.
While blogging I have tried to tell all aspects of my journey with horses. Life does not come sugar coated. To represent ir any other way would be a disservice to both the horses and those looking for information about life with horses.
In staying true to that goal, I guess it only makes sense that I should tell the story of what has happened to me these last nearly two years. It has, afterall, had a definite effect on my farm and my horses.
Every time I think about blogging I find myself fighting the words that want to come, trying to avoid the story that unfolded here. I have finally come to the conclusion if I ever hope to revive this blog I must submit to those words clamoring to reach the page.
Hopefully the telling of this story will help someone out there avoid the pitfalls I experienced in this fight for my life. It is after all one of the possibilities we all face in our journey with horses even though it is not one we like to think about and rarely plan for. As a result it makes us all the more vulnerable which is the last thing anyone needs in difficult times.
If I have any readers left, you might want to brace yourself. This ride has been dark and ugly and it appears that is the only way the words will flow so that is how the coming posts will be. Hopefully, once I unplug this dam, the words will flow much more regularly than these past months.....
More to follow..............