This is the place where I record my current learning experiences with horses. I’m personally aiming to become an excellent horsewoman, but the nature of horses is that they are truly catalysts for personal development. So, while half of my musings will be from a point of observation and communication with horses, this only reflects the way that I am personally developing. Because of this, it is my hope that you can relate to my blog on whatever level you wish. If you are a fellow horseman-in-training: good to meet you, it's wonderful to be on the same journey! But at the same time, if you are a complete stranger to me or to horses, you are just as welcome. Hopefully this blog will bring you some amusement; even if it is just laughing at how mad we horse people can be!

In this blog, you can find pages about my life so far, mentors, and of course, horses and my adventures with them.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory..."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dreams and a purpose filled life.

We all start out with dreams.

We all hear about dreams. We see them in movies. We read about them in books. We see them written across many little girls faces. We all want to live the fairytale life with the 'happily ever after' slogan.

And then... for many... 'reality' hits. Difficulties get in the way. People hurt them. The world tries to box them, and their dreams fade away.

For me, life has been quite the opposite. I have parents who always have, and continue to, encourage me to pursue dreams and aspirations, rather than rules and regulations. I experience life outside of the box, and I always ask 'why?'

I think that life has a purpose to it, and each individual has a unique purpose. BUT too often, we confuse purpose and dreams as 'life the easy way.' When work is thrown at us, we take a step backwards and think 'hang on a minute... this isn't my dream!' I was priveleged to have attended one day of the Hillsong Conference in London. I had a wonderful day with friends, and Hillsong was absolutely amazing! I felt challenged to be less critical, and more loving (read a blog about the teaching here), especially when the speaker quoted Satchell Paige:

'Work like you don't need the money,
dance like no one is looking,
and love like you've never been hurt'

So here I am, trying to write a CV. I'm more interested in learning about the format, origin and meaning of a CV than actually writing the thing. I mean seriously... how do you put so much life onto one page?! (the answer is: make yourself a cup of tea, write a blog, and pretend that you're not procrastinating!)

The most exciting thing that happened this week (other than having a phone call with a good friend, attending hillsong, watching good movies, meeting friends for a catch up at a pub, chillaxing, kayaking etc) is that we brought Blaine back home yesterday! Its wonderful to be together after 6 months apart! I rode him bareback around the fields this morning, and I forgot how good my own horse feels :) When I started this blog, I intended to write about how Blaine has been a horse through which all my dreams have been fulfilled. But, it seems as if this post took on a life of its own....

OH, I also ended up looking at a project pony this week. I'm deciding whether I want 2 horses over the winter, but I'll tell you more next week!

I guess its time I stopped procrastinating! Speak to you all next week!

At home with the herd

Blaine and me


  1. wow Kerrin, he is one handsome guy!! wishing you well as you ponder your dreams, opportunities and potential "regular" schedule (so over rated, but indeed sometimes necessary)
    xoxo, Bryna

  2. Thanks Bryna! We need to set ourselves up on skype for a good chat...

  3. thats a beer ad here - thats song - also says "Dance like there's no-one watching" - I like that