Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English…
I’m going to print this on stickers and put them everywhere around my school library.
By definition, whatever you have is exactly what you need to produce your best work. There is probably no clearer waste of psychic energy than worrying about how much talent you have - and probably no worry more common.
While Khyssie takes a break from hard work I have been able to ride my friend’s horse. This is J.D. He’s a big boy, and he can really cover some ground. Even though my little mare, Khyssie, is young and considered “green” I miss her responsiveness. Just a nudge with my leg and she moves off of pressure so well. It’s almost as if she can read my mind. I don’t think I fully appreciated how easy she was until I had to ride other horses who take much more muscle power to turn them or to stop them. I’m certainly not complaining about J.D. He’s a wonderful, gentle, eager horse.
On Tuesday I went back out on the trail with Khyssie and she performed as well as I could expect. Not a stumble and no spooking, and so today I talked with a trainer for about an hour to see if she could assist me with getting to the bottom of Khyssie’s falling problem. Needless to say I’m no longer loping Khyssie but I won’t give up on her.
One of the things we’ve considered is equine narcolepsy but since she doesn’t show any signs of falling while she’s in the pasture I don’t believe this is her diagnosis. I haven’t been so frustrated by anything ever in my life. What’s the answer?
This is the story of raising, training and loving a young horse named Khyssie.
I also explore the love of writing. Because I can't be out at the barn all the time.