A Walk With the Wild

Imagine a world where our humanely problems don't exist. There is no such thing as a global pandemic, social inequalities, political upheaval, war, mass shootings, lack of housing, the homeless and the jobless. Imagine it, and walk with me. Out onto the range of the Onaqui, Utah's iconic wild horses. Where time stands still, as it has for almost 300 years. Here, fathers battle to protect their families. Mothers give birth, nurture, nuzzle and raise their foals with devout a

Room for Milly

A dear friend of mine recently sent me this photo of a restaurant in Colorado. Knowing my nickname for Milagro is Milly, she knew I would get a kick out of it. I texted back a cute emoji and thanked her, and then I started to ponder. Room for Milly. For some reason this cute picture and seeing these words on a beautiful storefront in downtown Denver stirred an emotion in me. But why? I've always felt that our ability as humans to love so deeply and carry so much emotion in ou

Memory Lane

A few weeks back we had some special guests at Milagros barn. The owner of our place had arranged for a group of residents from a local memory care facility to come for a demonstration. It would be a fun afternoon sharing our horse friends with them and I was excited to participate. They arrived in a van with the logo of their home, The Abbington, printed on the side of the vehicle. Our barn owner had taken the time to arrange bales of hay next to our outdoor arena for them t

We Made It

In the past several days my book hit the stands at Amazon and I also received the first print copy to hold in my own two hands. I wasn't sure what to expect from myself. After giving this so much over the past four years, I had no idea how I would react. Excitement, yes, shock and disbelief, actually, yes. It was as though this thing I had only written and read, and re-written and reread over and over, was now a living and breathing object. It was "Live" as they say in the wo

The home stretch of self publishing

Boy, as we say in the sadddle, it has been one rocky ride! The ups and downs of self publishing have certainly opened my eyes. Just when you think your in the home stretch, along comes another obstacle to tackle. I have to admit though, even when it feels overwhelming, I remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to be in the drivers seat and make so many decisions. It has taught me how to trust in myself. It has not been easy at times, many times. But, as the book takes sha

Biting the Dust

Horseback riding can be tricky business

A New Year

Milagro, a gift beyond measure

Hurricanes, Horses And A New Outlook on Life

It has been several weeks now since Hurricane Odile marched into town. A record breaking Category 3 storm with winds that topped out at Category 4 to 5 levels, it dealt a hefty blow to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Weather records date back as far as the late 1800’s for the Baja Penninsula. During this time there has never been a storm of this severity. There have been hurricanes, yes, but nothing the likes of Odile. This one was a monster all of itself. The winds and nature of the