2 weeks ago I had one of the best weeks in a long time. It was advanced camp.
We had an ode to the Olympics with a curriculum that included Dressage, Jumper and cross country.
8 wonderful campers in total run by myself and Jenna. I believe it was a success all around, but the success of the camp is not what I wanted to blog about.
Last April was Bluemoons 5th anniversary and we will have been at our current location for 5 years in September. My journey with some of my students started 2 years before that when I began teaching for Heritage Farms in Jan of 2005. My how time flies.
I am blessed to be able to work with horses as my job but I was reminded strongly 2 weeks agothat I am also blessed to be part of so many lives and have had them be part of mine. I realized that many of the students in this camp started their riding with me as their coach or at least have been with me for a while now.
My students touch my life in so many ways. They push me to be better, remind me to be honest. They keep me on my toes and expect me to be true to myself. They show me how to find laughter in hard places with silly songs and honest smiles. They are not afraid of being genuine; They understand the power of words and sometimes even the power within themselves. They are brave enough to have bon fires in the rain and show me that sleeping in the hayloft can be wondrous at any age! They trust me to lead and are eager to learn.
They prove to me every day that if you teach them, and lead them and then TRUST them…..they will amaze you with what they can do!!
Thank you Bluemoon students, you amaze me every day!