Greetings to all,
My hope is that everyone enjoyed a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends filled with peace and gratitude. The loss of electricity from Hurricane Sandy made me ever so grateful to those who let me take a hot shower in their homes, to enjoy a warm room and a hot meal. On my plane ride home from Spain yesterday I was grateful for the friends here and abroad. We connect to horses and so to each other. If not for the horses I would not have gotten to know all of you.
In my last clinic in Spain someone asked me if there is anything I do to prepare myself before "getting on." It starts with a simple THANK YOU to the equine friend who is allowing me on his back. Remember that....
We sit on a Kings mount every time we ride
This month has ushered in an amazing array of surprises that I thought to share. First, Alicia Anguera, a student and head instructor at a riding club outside Barcelona, Spain was interviewed on an equine horse radio program and talked about working with me. If you are keen on practicing your Spanish here is an excuse to do so. This link opens in Internet Explorer but not on any Apple Application.... Link to radio program
My latest trip included being filmed by the young and talented filmaker Ferran Serra
who will be preparing some documentary footage from my latest clinic in Spain. The upcoming December clinic in New Jersey gives me yet another reason to get people and their horses together in one place. I am particularly excited to introduce my winter crew at the clinic. I am blessed to have Elizabeth Crawford, Tina Stork and Allison Schulte by my side--- all incredibly gifted and passionate horsewomen.
Before you know it the summer will have arrived. If you have not finalized any travels plans yet consider spending one week with me at a Catalan estate in Spain. I have joined forces with the proprietors of Can Riu Stud Farm, to organize a retreat for the first week of June where you can join us in a weeklong adventure full of surprises!
It is also not too late to consider "coming in" for the winter. Space is still available for anyone wishing to continue riding and training through the winter months.
I hope that you can join us next week at Weidel's Boxwood Farm. Bring some hand warmers and a smile. It'll be fun!
Warmest regards and happy holiday wishes in advance,