No Spring Without Winter

February 24, 2023

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: consistency is the key to success when it comes to horses. A consistent diet, turnout schedule, exercise regime, etc.

It’s been a busy month here at Horses Offering People Education. A lot is happening behind the scenes; including a long-overdue soon-to-be live website update, new program planning, and community outreach. In the midst of all that, I recently spent a week down in Orlando, FL at The HERD Institute, where I’ve been working remotely as their Executive Assistant since the Fall. Add in the fact that we’ve had several very cold days earlier this month, with temperatures here in Massachusetts dropping as low as -27, and then shooting back up to 35 degrees the very next day.

Thus, time at the barn in February has been limited. I’ve been going as often as possible, sometimes for 15 - 20 minutes at a time, simply to just visit my horses in their paddock or stalls. There’s been no expectation to “work”.

And while it seems like Winter will never end, the reality is that Winter isn’t to blame for decreased time spent at the barn this month; there is always going to be something going on. It’s how we balance the rest of our lives (career, hobbies, family, and friends) in the horse ownership journey that truly matters. After all, the only constant in life is change.

With H.O.P.E.

Diana Bezdedeanu