still dark outside and cold
snow on the ground
Heading out to my first Buck Clinic
it all started for me in New York
this was the day
I would finally experience everything in person
The bleachers were cold
Jesse told me where to sit to get a good view
a veteran of Bucks clinics he knew a thing or two
he would always talk about Buck when shoeing my horses
telling me how special he was and how it was hard to grasp what he was teaching in the beginning
Country music was playing over the speakers
the vaqueros came out on their horses
and started warming up
then....there was a hush
I held my breath
in he came
everyone just watched
One of the biggest moments of my life-
Determined to get a good seat and soak it all in, I was the first one in that cold arena for 3 days.
the hell Buck has been thru- and to have come out on the other side
....blows me away.
There is nothing but kindness, respect and a big heart- especially for horses...but also for humans.
The wisdom, attitude and perspective he has on life has helped heal so many - me included.
Years ago I had a horrible accident on my horse - yes, it involved the emergency room - eventually selling my horse and not riding for decades, because of fear.
“They say nerves heal real slowly. Lots of things about us heal real slowly.”
Nothing was the same- I hated being such a coward, so overcome by fear- taking me away from the one thing I loved more than anything in life- horses.
I am riding again because of Buck.
The love I have for them fills my heart and soul - I would have never hoped or ever dreamed of this.
....and now having experienced Buck and his way
I have truly come full circle.
In life, we don't know why things happen. I believe God is not responsible for the bad things that happen to you. Sometimes I think He's responsible for the good things, but sometimes it's something you shape up for yourself.”
life has it's twists and turns
I believe life is shaping up