A Learner's Journey

#45 What is this feel you speak of?

Do you love words? I have loved them since I was little. I remember the very first word I learned to read on my own...  "the". It was the most magical word. I could decipher it in the maze of straight lines and squiggles filling up the pages of my older brother Mike's books. Books with...

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#44 A Conversation with Tammy Harty- the Healing Power of Horses

I had the opportunity to chat with Tammy Harty via phone several months ago when Charley Snell suggested I reach out to her because we had a lot in common. She shared some amazing stories about the transformations she'd witnessed in her therapy program with horses. I had recently started the...

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#43 Finding the middle...

I have lots of thoughts bubbling around in my head as a I type this- my goal is to put a few of them into complete sentences that make some sense (hopefully) and invite you to juggle with the concepts and see where they fall for you. 

The further I get on this journey of understanding horses...

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#42 A Conversation with Elli Pospischil on Being Effective and Knowing Your Why

I had a great time visiting with Elli in this podcast episode. We talked about her 7 years as Pat Parelli's protege, her new chapter with Linda Parelli and she shares an insightful way of looking at being effective with our horses. 

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#41 A Conversation with Ryan Rose: The Importance of Making Mistakes

I met Ryan in 2009 at the Parelli Campus in Ocala, Florida. We were both pursuing a goal of becoming instructors. Ryan impressed me with his dedication and talent. In our conversation, we explore many different topics- from the importance of making mistakes to taming wild mustangs. I think you're...

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#40 Getting the Mind... The Catching Game

I have a foot in 2 different virtual clinics as I write this. One foot is in the clinic with John and Kathy Baar- Raising the Baar Virtually (that is in it's final week) and the other is preparing for the next event which will be coming your way in May with Charley Snell

This...

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#39 The Gift of People, Stories and Truly Listening

I like people. I love hearing their stories and learning things with and from them. Chances are, if we’ve spent any time together either in person or virtually, I’ve enjoyed hearing some of yours too. I think a lot of this came from my grandma. For her, there was nothing better than...

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#38 Shifting Priorities and Saying Yes: A Conversation with Nita Jo Rush

Nita Jo Rush is a wonderful human being who has achieved excellence with horses. She sat down to talk with me in her first podcast interview to discuss shifting priorities with age, what life was like for her as a horse crazy girl and how learning and making mistakes are forever...

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#37 New Chapters- Part 2 of my conversation with Kristi Smith

In Part 2 of my conversation with Kristi Smith you'll get to hear about several of the new chapters in her life. Her switch from being a Parelli instructor to an instructor with Linda Parelli's new program, a new book, and a new role as a realtor are all discussed. 

Listen to Part 2 here

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#35 Cultivating Joy: Part 1 of a Conversation with Kristi Smith

I met Kristi in 2006 when I took my first course at the Parelli Campus in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She struck me as a determined, direct person who cared deeply about horses and people. Through the years, she's helped me organize my thoughts along the bumps and twists of my career as a...

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#34 Becoming the best version of you

This life we're all in is interesting isn't it? Filled with ups and downs, joys and pain. Times we want to embrace what's in front of us and times we want to run from it... 

I'm grateful that life has thrown some doozies in my path. The struggles and pains that I've experienced have...

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#33 Are you the Driver or the Mechanic?

I just finished up a learning-filled week in Lexington, Kentucky at Raising the Baar Horsemanship center, home of John, Kathy and Luke Baar. We're partnering up to bring you a 3-week virtual clinic called Raising the Baar Virtually- coming your way March 19-April 9, 2022. 

If you know John...

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