The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Riders Award

My dear friend in blogland, Kacy at All Horse Stuff, awarded me this wonderful riding award. Not sure I deserve it because I don't ride out on the trails like she and Wa do. Boy, do I wish I could load up Gilly and head for Oregon to ride the beaches and wonderful trails that Kacy does!! Gilly and I aren't that adventuresome but we do have some adventures....sometimes not good ones! I do however climb back into the saddle when others tell me I shouldn't, "Oh, could really get hurt!" Well, I love to ride and I love my horse. I am not one for sitting in a safe rocking chair....I want that nice rocking movement to be on the back of a moving horse. I can't think of a better way of exiting this life, riding, doing what I love!!!
So thank you dear Kacy for bestowing this award on I have to find some one person to pass it along to. I know just who I will pass it to; Kacy, who has inspired me to do more with Gilly and press on to greater things for both me and my horse. (that was a no brainer!)
Hugs to you my dear friend!!!!!

Below are Kacy's words as to the meaning of this award:

This Award is dedicated to those Horse lovers and riders that inspire others to go deeper in ability, knowledge and understanding of the Equine(s) they have been entrusted to.The good of the horse is the ultimate goal apart from pressures to achieve ribbons and fit into lesson schedules.

~Some of These riders are fearless, when it comes to weather conditions and the forecasting of them...being with their horses, fills these folks' soul and takes the cares out of daily routines.

~They are unconditionally loving to the horse and may have rescued it from known ailment or living condition.

~Others have researched and purchased/ acquired their horse, to find a difficulty in temperament or a physical burden within the animal. Yet, Being dedicated , they have persevered to proudly be in partnership with their horse, lovingly striving for deeper awareness's between them.

~Some horse lovers may have been riding for years and suddenly, had an accident that takes them away from the great joy and freedom they have, being aboard such a magnificent animal. ~They have allowed the healing horse to rise in their hearts once again, and beckon them back!

~INTREPID RIDERS FACTION ~We strive to go where others only dare to go with our horse loves...healing,being respectful of the horse, riding, playing, camping, jumping, swimming and traveling down the trails of life. . . . with the horse in Heart~Overcoming many obstacles and sometimes weather, to ride!

~This is a symbol or an emblem to give away to those we are aware of that have uniquely nurtured and loved the Equine in a special way.
In turn the equine has inspired them as well, to be more and to go further in trust and ability.
It honors the unique drive they have for going the distance, understanding the needs and rising to the occasion of supplying the care/training for, their entrusted Horse(s).

Awards make me feel good...not so much(sometimes) that a specific award was given to me, but that someone thought of me for an award. This one is thoughtful because it is specific.
This award was born out of many people calling me a name...not a bad name, but one that I rather liked.


After looking up the meaning, I agreed.
I added the "Faction" to the Awards name because ,I rarely fit into any large, organized group of people I find. I tend to stand out for being misread and judged for my joyful abandon to try things with my horse and to inspire others to do the same.

Fear is not my normal response to things ... just a desire to achieve higher understanding of what may lay ahead of me with my mare, that truly is a gift to my heart and soul.
I always seek out knowledgeable and caring individuals to assist me, in any quest I may look into.
I am taking with me the good I have gleaned from caring individuals that have shown great single minded LOVE to the horse, and am leaving the dust of the bad behind me, not allowing it to fetter my supreme desire to be all I can be :
-as a rider to my mare and also- to allow- her to be the Equine athlete she truly is!

There are not many rules with this award...JUST :

1)that you give it to only one person

2)link back to this post, so they may have an understanding to it's true nature

3) You may use any or all of the above written descriptions, with the award picture


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Congrats Jane! You do deserve it very much.


jane augenstein said...

Lisa, awww, thanks!

Desert Rose said...

Wow happy you received this award becuase you deserve it much more than you know. You truely inspire all of us!!!

jane augenstein said...

Desert Rose, thank you, I don't know about inspiring people....really? I just want to ride my horse as long as I can, have fun and try to be is short...ride on cowgirl!

allhorsestuff said...

Hoohoho..did not expect to receive it that is a twist! THANKS!!!!You deserve it not only for your resolve to learn and grow but for how you have LOVED your equine friends and restored them ((((HUGS))))

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Congrats Jane ! You do inspire people. I'm always thinking- "I need to get my new saddle, quit piddling around bareback, and catch up with Jane!"

jane augenstein said...

Kacy, Yay, I surprised you! :-) I so look forward to your posts to see where you and beautiful Wa are traveling to next and hope that someday Gilly and I will be on the road too! You are my inspiration!!
Black Feather Farm, LOL, yes you do need to get your new saddle! Nothing like a new saddle to ride on, wonderful! And canter too???


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