When A Family Member is Mentally Ill

Most of us have experienced an interaction with someone that was completely illogical. Because of this illogical nature, it became frustrating. The most frustrating part is that there appeared to be a clear way through the problem and the other person just wasn’t seeing it. That is what it feels like to have a family […]

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Rocky Says: Don’t Miss Out

Money doesn’t mean much to me because I don’t really know what it is. I hear the humans talk about it….a lot! I’ve also heard that the humans need it in order to buy me carrots, though I’m not quite sure why they can’t just dig them up out of the garden. But since my […]

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Making the Ask

There are parts of every job and every situation that we just don’t like. This starts early in childhood where we might love going to school, but hate math class. Or we might enjoy playing soccer, but we dread some of the practice exercises. As adults, if we’re lucky enough to love our job, there […]

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Rocky Says: Transition Takes Motivation

I heard the humans were talking about transitions this week. Horses do lots of transitions, from standing to walking, or walking to trotting, or trotting to cantering. Sometimes we do transitions slowly, from one gait to another. We take our time getting into the new gait because we aren’t in a hurry. Of course, something […]

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We all come to these moments in our lives where things are changing. This can be forced upon us suddenly with the loss of a loved one or a job opportunity that we weren’t looking for. Or it can be a slow process of inner unrest that leads us to eventually make that move to […]

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The Gray Area

I was listening to NPR Radio today, as I often do, and they were having discussions on several controversial things that are being debated in current events. It struck me, as it often does, that the controversy comes because there is no black and white…..there is only gray. I am one of those people who […]

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Rocky Says: Get A Job!

I am going to tell you about a few different jobs that horses might have and you can tell me which you think you’d like the best. I am a therapy horse. I get to interact with all kinds of different people and my job is to just be a horse and give them feedback […]

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How Friendship Changes

There are many kinds of friends. There are the friends we have forever and the friends we have because we are have some mutual interest. Our neighbors might be our friends because they live near us. We might have friends that are coworkers, but once the job changes, so do the friends. The one constant […]

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Make Ripples not Waves

Most of us go through life thinking, at times at least, how wonderful it would be to obtain fame or do something great or create something world-changing. We like to think we could make a big splash in the world, or at least in our neck of the woods, and that people would recognize us […]

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