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  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." ~ Albert Einstein
  • Until One Is Committed
    Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic to it. ~ Goethe


    What can I say. This is funny stuff.
  • The Pioneer Woman
    My new favorite blog!
  • The Equestrian Vagabond
    Fun, talented Merri Melde's endurance adventures. Her favorite horse ~ Jose ~ My favorite part of her blog ~ The videos!!!
  • The Australian Connection
    The is cool endurance stuff run by cool Janet who found the boot!!
  • One Collie
    This blog cracks me up! Her Tate is Zoe's 1/2 brother. It looks cold where she lives! I think it's Two Collies now.
  • Kouzounas Kitchen
    Check out this blog ~ It's on my list to do asap. This girl is talented!!
  • Karen's Musings & Endurance Ride Stuff
    Karen has done more for the barefoot booted horse than probably anyone. Great site, great information and I love her pictures.
  • Haiku Farm
    Endurance Rider! Yeah!!
  • EasyCare Main Blog
    Great Blog/site for anything that's new with the EasyCare Hoof Boots. There are other boots out there, but these are working so well for my horses I can't recommend them enough. The company is really on the cutting edge of information on the booted/barefoot performance horse and the fact that they are constantly researching and upgrading their products and studying the physiology of the horse and what is best for their feet is inspiring. Garrett Ford's horse The Fury was the recipient of the Haggin Cup at Tevis this year. A coveted honor and dream come true for him. A dream for come true for us who believe in keeping a horse barefoot.
  • Easy To Spot Dalmatians & Collies
    Julie's the reason I am doing this blog.....she's the reason for alot of things ~ She was there when I met Pierre for one.....
  • ColliesOnLine
    Great Online Magazine!

Favorite Books

  • Rhonda Byrne: The Secret
    A must read ~ a no-brainer!
  • Marnye Langer: The Tevis Cup ~ to finish is to win
    A great, very comprehensive book on the Tevis Cup, the history and important individuals who have contributed to the development, allure and romance of this historic race. The stories alone on numerous characters made it a fascinating and outright entertaining read. I found I am not the only groupie when it comes to anything Tevis!
  • Jane Roberts: Seth Speaks
    This was a book my mom and I used to read together. Very defining in shaping my view on life at a young age.
  • Julie Suhr: Ten Feet Tall, Still
    This was a very engaging book ~ I couldn't put it down til I was finished. A wonderful account of the life of Julie Suhr and her love of horses, endurance, the famous Tevis Cup & world travels. She has lived a magical life. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves animals. Written with a great sense of humor
  • Dr. Martin Goldstein DVM: The Nature of Animal Healing
    This book reads like a novel. Goldstein is a conventionally trained vet who, because of his own ill health, changed his practice to include a wide range of alternative healing modalities. I recommend it to all of my puppy people to get them in the right frame of mind to own one of my collies.
  • Margaret Mitchell: Gone With The Wind
    I love this book. I originally read it when I was 11 and recently picked it up again. (I've seen the movie some 15 times.) The movie itself was quite a feat and is still beautifully done even in this day and age.

Favorite Movies

  • Dances With Wolves
    What's not to love about this movie, though I can hardly watch it now. I went to the premiere in Los Angeles and cried hysterically thru most of the movie. Not just little sobs.....hysterical. I was a Native American Indian.
  • The World's Fastest Indian
    I'm not sure why I hadn't heard of this movie prior to finding it on Netflix but it is really pretty excellent. It's definately on my top 10 list and one I could watch many times. Anthony Hopkins could eat shit and I think I'd still love him ~ In this movie (which is a true story) he is funny, wacky, innocent and lives and accomplishes a dream that really seems pretty unreachable. I still laugh at some of the scenes when I remember them.


Collies, horses, art, love....what else is there???