Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 8 So I had decided to brush up on my horsemanship skills to be prepared to work with Raven. I realized that she was going to be a challenge, but I also knew she would teach me a lot. I saw great potential in her … Continue reading A lovely challenge
Author: Sasha H.
Quote of the Day 08.01.2021
"For many people, including myself, when animals come into our lives with intense emotional stories, they are an invitation for us to recover a part of ourselves that has been numbed or sequestered."~Kerri Lake, "Spiritually Gifted" Photo © 2021 Simone Sutherland-Keller ~ edited with Prisma app
Quote of the Day 07.30.2021
"In Native ways of knowing...we say that humans have the least experience with how to live and thus the most to learn—we must look to our teachers among the other species for guidance. Their wisdom is apparent in the way that they live. They teach us by example...Plants know how to make food and medicine … Continue reading Quote of the Day 07.30.2021
Climbing the walls
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 7 On a Thursday, Jamie contacted me to let me know that Raven had been very agitated, pacing back and forth in her pen. It sounded like something was wrong. I went through the normal checklist that horse owners think of when their horse is … Continue reading Climbing the walls
Don’t get attached!
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 6 On the Sunday morning after Raven was settled at Tinstar Ranch, my friend Simone and I made the two hour drive up to see her. I didn't know what kind of shape she would be in; Jamie had let me know that her leg … Continue reading Don’t get attached!
The Max of the day is…
...Being a different perspective. ❤
A Titan among cats
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 2 - *trigger warning - self harm, alcoholism, depression* Over the next few months after leaving my call center job, I was struggling to find balance in my life. I was 34, unemployed for the first time in my life since I was 16, and … Continue reading A Titan among cats
Desperate for peace
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman; edited with Prisma app Chapter 1 The year 2017 had been a rough one. I had started a job at a big auto insurance company as a call center rep; the job paid pretty well and was more than I'd ever made before. It carried its own price, though. After … Continue reading Desperate for peace
Quote of the day 07.21.2021
"Being with horses is about knowing ourselves, whether we want to admit it or not. It's about knowing what we are bringing to the conversation. The horses will share what they sense, and they never lie, cheat or judge. The more clearly we understand ourselves, without judging ourselves, the more simple and clear the horses … Continue reading Quote of the day 07.21.2021
I have a feeling she’ll be an adventure
Chapter 5 I texted the feedlot owner again, saying I didn't want to bother him but I was worried about my girl and wanted to get her settled. It had been over a week since he'd quarantined her at the lot. Was she better or worse? "She's actually doing well," he wrote back. I felt … Continue reading I have a feeling she’ll be an adventure