These past few weeks have been nutty, as I traveled home to Maine, then back to Iowa and now, we’re off to Utah.
The time in Maine was too short. I did manage to catch up with a few horse friends and gather material for upcoming features and blog posts. It was great to see folks busy with the riding and haying seasons.
Here in Iowa, we’ve traded flooding for drought conditions. This week didn’t have a single day under 90 degrees and we haven’t had rain in months. The conditions haven’t stopped us from having a summer full of adventures. But with parched pastures, we’re feeding out hay early again this year.
Heading west has always been on my Bucket List. And NickerNews and BestHorsePractices are mobile by design.
I just didn’t think the opportunity would arise in 2013.
By chance, my significant other, Dr. Steve Peters, heard of a position in Provo, Utah. (He’s a neuropsychologist by day. In his spare time, he co-authored Evidence-Based Horsemanship with Martin Black. This November, the pair will conduct another Evidence-Based Horsemanship seminar. It’ll be held in Pennsylvania. Details coming soon.)
‘Life is Short’ and ‘You Won’t Know if you Don’t Go.”
I called Elijah Moore yesterday. The popular Maine horseman grew up in Utah and knows much of the country like the back of his hand.
“It’s the prettiest place in the world,” Moore said of the Panguitch area.
I’m looking forward to the wide array of public lands and to acquiring new skills needed for that kind of horsemanship. I’m grabbing my saddle bag and humming the Dixie Chicks’ Wide Open Spaces!