I write this in honor of our beloved paint horse, friend and herd member, Sadie. She was laid to rest in the green grass by her favorite west pasture, the one with the hill where she liked to stand and overlook the ranch. My heart aches and the tears come in waves. Sadie told us, […]
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Sometimes a woman needs a change of scenery. As much as I love the Colorado ranch, I needed to go beyond the arena for a few days. On an adventure to Big Sky Country for a Wildheart Retreat. I decided to drive there. My gut told me I needed a solo road trip. I didn’t […]
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams…” Thanks, Henry David Thoreau, but what if I don’t have the confidence yet? Here’s what I propose, “Go in the direction of your dreams…one shaky step at a time.” “I’ve been afraid every single day of my life, but I’ve gone ahead and done it anyway.” ~Georgia […]
GRATITUDE. This morning I was tossing and turning and got up at 3:12am and could not go back to sleep. It was because of a couple of things. I was focused on feeling alone and not having a special someone to share my life with (a “lack of” thought). I also believe and have experienced […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about L.O.V.E. and questioning my old defiant attitude toward staying single. Maybe it’s because it’s summer and everywhere I look I see couples outside, holding hands. Maybe it’s because my friends are bringing along their boyfriends, fiances and husbands on our former “girls only” happy hours. Maybe it’s because […]
The last few days have been weird. A flashback into my past. I stayed at my parents house for a few nights taking care of their dogs, koi fish and bullfrog (I clearly hail from a family of animal fanatics) while they are out of town. It felt strange being in the childhood home I […]
The last few weeks have been tough for my family. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news was a shock to all of us. It felt like someone hit me with a stun gun. I couldn’t react. I couldn’t believe it. Yet the tests were in and it was confirmed. My family huddled […]
Yesterday I got a horrible text. It was from the morning feed crew at the ranch. It came at 7:27am and it read “I know you had a lot on your mind last night, but you left Archer in the stall.” My heart stopped momentarily and my upbeat morning coffee buzz came to an abrupt halt. […]
Earlier this week I received a private Facebook message that stopped me in my tracks. A Facebook “former” fan of Beyond the Arena, someone whom I do not know and have never met, wrote me this: “I liked your page because it was about getting conscious and going inward with the power of horses. Comparing a […]
I recently had an intervention from an obsession that crept up on me so fast, it hit me like a ton of bricks when I finally felt the reality of it. Being single for a while, and frankly, just curious, I joined the online dating site, Match.com. I took my time, finding the “best” pictures […]