The horses adjusted very quickly to their new home. We did get to learn first hand just how different of an experience it is to move a whole herd as opposed to just one or two horses. Of course as I write this that seems quite obvious!
Just as in our human lives, when there are large changes in the herd, each of the horses' strengths and weaknesses became more pronounce. Their communication was "louder" and less predictable. Hope Reins did not miss a single day of sessions. However, for the first couple of weeks most of our session time with the horses was observation from behind the fence.
We just celebrated 1 year at The Ranch on Dietrich Road! I realize there has been a communication silence over the past year. This has been a year of many ups and downs. I experienced once again, just how true it is, that Hope changes everything! During the past year toxic mold in our house became a significant challenge.. A few of the hard parts have been sickness and pain that have made everyday life difficult, together with my family we have thrown over 90% of our belongings into dumpsters, and have been struggling with difficult decisions and the fear of losing our home. However, none of that can take away what Hope gives me. My hope is my relationship with my heavenly father and also my purpose to help others find hope and healing. That Hope makes me strong even when I am weak!
I would like to make up a little for the lack of communication and share some of the "ups" from this past year. Over the next week or so I will be sharing pictures and some highlights starting with our move.
Executive Director of The Ranch of Hope Reins
A quick summary of the past year:
Our plans for 2017, with much hope and excitement: