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..."

Monday, February 28, 2011


I'm getting to good at rambling on with random musings, that I forget to update you all on my daily doings!

Life is good. Not without it's challenges, but good non-the-less. I'm enjoying my time with my Blaine horse. We've been spending a lot of time at Liberty (without any restraint/halters and ropes) which has been the best thing for our relationship. Young Bertie presents a couple of challenges - the latest being around catching game - but the whole reason I bought him was to LEARN! That definately is happening... although one does sometimes wish learning could happen a little more inside the comfort zone!! WE've enjoyed some beautiful (dare I say it) Spring days, and have made the most of them by going for 3 hour + rides/hacks to places like cheesefoot head! Just beautiful...

Work is great. I've taken up cycling to/from work. I start 3 shifts at 6am, which involves being up at 4.30am to cycle, but I *think* I'm adjusting to it! I enjoy cycling. Enjoy feeling fit. Enjoy my mp3 player. Enjoy the ride.

Family and friends are also good. I'm getting involved with some great social activities and catching up with friends old and new.

Guitar is going well. So is Yachtmaster studies (hoping to take my final exam at the end of this month!)

I'd better get going. Catch y'all laters! Love and Blessings ¬Kerrin

What are you shouting about?!

I've been thinking a lot about purpose lately, and more specifically, how does purpose influence our lives? I honestly believe that each of us has a purpose in being alive. A niche, and passion... to put it simply; something that makes our hearts tick.

I generally find that people with purpose have more of a focus. I may not have any knowledge or interest in their particular field, BUT the meaning they find (from pursuing/discovering their purpose) usually encourages me in some way.

Aside from the many things that make me excited about life, my faith in Jesus Christ gives me a lot of purpose. It recently occured to me that the joy I find in my faith is the result of seeing/experiencing something tangible based upon my beliefs. Perhaps 'proof' (or personal experience if you will) is what gives us something to be 'joyful' or purposeful about. Perhaps its what inspires us to press on. Either way... two of the blogs I read today reflected my recent ponderings... namely: God's creation is beautiful. That creation gives me something to sing about.
Matthew 12:34 "...out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

I've enjoyed following Priscilla's blog... she's a Home Educated, Christian, Parelli Student based in America. Here's a recent post Priscilla wrote about the beauty of mountains:Priscilla's odyssey

Her blog made me think of this Bible verse:Isaiah 49:13 "Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains!"

In Katie's blog 'For the Love of Life,' I read a post entitled 'The face of Heaven'

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just do it.... badly!

I came across a new blog today, and the title of the blog post I read has rested in my mind all day (so much so, that I've used it as the title for THIS blog post!)

The blog post was written by a man call Ken, and it is entitled 'Just do it... badly!'

I am a positive person. I like to focus on the joy in life, and I always seek the adventure. I do believe that no matter the circumstances, there is always an adventurous option available that will develop you, even if this option has to do with your mindset. Given the choice, I'll usually embrace the things that interest me - even if they are different and present a more challenging route. There's no such thing as 'just doing things for the sake of doing things' in the world of Kerrin....

BUT.. if I'm really honest... oftentimes, doing these 'exciting' things will come at the expense of the fun, and sometimes, the relationships. I think it comes down to a little thing that nirks at many of us, and that thing is called perfection. The 'all or nothing' mentality, that can be so wonderfully impeccable, yet can cause us to stumble and stop doing things. Ken's blog post really touches on this. I remember reading an article by Dr. Stephanie that was along similar lines.... it's called 'The Silly Bridge.'

I'm generally not affected by the opinions of others, but sometimes I need to allow myself not to be affected by the opinions of Kerrin. Of the voices inside my own head! So. Perfection.... you're getting chucked out of the window!!!

My mum pointed me to a fascinating site called 'The Zero Tuition College' I subscribe to a lot of the 'alternative' ways of learning expressed in this site.

If you really have time to mooch (like what I've been doing for the past hour or so!) take a look at my friend Darrelle's wonderful blog, I always find her writing inspiring and refreshing: beingaliveisgood