Thursday, December 27, 2012

Following the Path

It's time for me to formalize putting my horse journal on hiatus. Why? Maybe because it's a strange thing about human beings the tendency not to dwell on what is good.

August 2010 Mare, I called this photo taken the day we met.

Saxony will carry me home to where I've always dreamed to be with a horse, just one horse. She already is, already has. Looking at her has made me see me, and it's not all bad.

We Are Just Right Together October 2012 I call this one.

Looking at her has made me understand how it has been that I have always been looking at horses, all my life, even when I was away from them. She was a big part of me asking myself why, asking what it is it still after all of this time? And that brought up in me an idea that was then sparked through conversation with a cherished friend, an idea that turned out to be All Horse Vintage, my shop on Etsy. There I'm plumbing the depths of the history of the horse and the human/horse interaction, exploring, studying, learning. I'm loving it with a passion because history draws me, writing heartens me, and horses help me. I'm committed to the journey, so that's where I'll be for a while, recording vintage horse discoveries and mysteries in another blog until I have hold of the reins well enough to return to this one.

Despite the fact that I've maintained A Fearsome Beauty as primarily a private journal, I set it to public view and somehow 68 of you found it and became regular readers. I appreciate very much the things you've said (and haven't said) and feel honored that you've spent the time. I read many horse blogs myself and understand how hours can vanish into thin air when we're reading the thoughts of others bound by the love of horses. I'll keep reading, and if you'd like to see my second blog, just leave a comment and I'll let you know when it goes live via a visit to your own blog soon after the first of the New Year.


Calm, Forward, Straight said...

I love the pictures, and have enjoyed following your blog. Count me in when your new efforts are up and running.

Best wishes to you and Saxony for the New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to read the new blog when it's ready. I've always enjoyed your writing, and hope to hear someday how you and your beautiful mare are doing.

livininadream79 said...

I would love to follow your new blog when its ready. Thanks!

Story said...

I have very much enjoyed following your blog. I would love to read about your future adventures.

Wolfie said...

You two look so happy together. Best wishes for 2013! Count me in re your new blog.

June said...

Yes please, let me know about your new blog.

So happy for you and Saxony! Your persistence paid off!

Sandra said...

Just as well I checked back, I was sure I left a comment, but obviously it got lost somewhere in cyberspace! I love your writing, and of course I want to read your new blog too.

allhorsestuff said...

Hello horse loving girl!
I was reading an older post from the "You may also like these posts" at the bottom. Your comment to the post i reread was at the top and you had not begun to ride with your mare Saxony yet. Look at how wonderfully suited you are for each other,you are glowing and she is radiant!

I am sorry I fell away for so long to find that you may not be writing here...but may start another venture. Nice!
Let me know, if you will.

Yes Happiest of New Year's Tidings to you too!

Katie said...

Have to agree with all of the above... can't wait for your return. Just remember how far you have come and how far you will both go. It is easier than you think to get back in the saddle again. Trust overrides fear; systematic training + enough time invested = trust. Do you fully trust Saxony now? I believe you do. Embrace your trust together... but only listen to your fear. Can't wait for your return.

Willow said...

I was directed here by a friend and sad to see you were thus leaving ... would love to get better acquainted in your new blog
Be Well,