A Few Blog Updates
~ The Book! Your response has been overwhelming! The first two days I got 40 orders each! Luckily for my time management it’s dwindled to one or two a day now. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement and appreciation on that front. It’s a privilege to be a part of this community and help those who help others!
~ Winter Break! If you’re thinking about buying the book soon, hard copy sales will be closed Dec 18-30, during which I will be out of town, so get your order in before then.
~ Leave A Review For The Book! Now that you’ve had a month or two to look at the book, consider leaving a review for it on the sales page. Click here then scroll to the bottom. It would be much appreciated! If you have any thoughts or feedback, contact me here, it will be helpful toward future (way future) editions and books.
~ The PDF Is Now Available! Not exactly an eBook, but the easiest thing I could manage right now. I heard from a few of you that indeed a digital copy would be helpful – in particular those of you in countries to which shipping from the US is sketchy – which I hadn’t thought of before. So thank you for your input, I’ve finally figured out how to sell a digital something on the webpage now too! Buy the PDF on the sales page (after the hard copy option)!
~ Facebook thank you! Thank you to a few of you who left Facebook reviews! That’s something cool I didn’t know could happen until it did.
~ Coming Soon! A page of links for Instructor Certification, better organized to help you through the process! Hoping to get it done by January.
A Few Links
Looking for some good reading over the holidays? Here’s some ideas…
~ Have you watched these? I haven’t, but am interested! The Netflix series Atypical is about a high schooler with Autism, played by an actor with Autism. The interview was very interesting. Girl on the Edge (trailer here) is about “a troubled teen … sent to an alternative healing center in the wilderness” that includes horses.
~ Better late than never… here’s a fun no stirrup november list of ideas!
~ I recently research Attachment Disorder and found this article about it from a Christian Perspective very helpful – download here.
~ Handouts from the PATH Intl 2017 Conference are not available online!
A Few Christmas Gift Ideas For the Therapeutic Riding Instructor!
~ Bit Warmers – Buy them on Etsy from BarHDesign
~ Hand Warmers – I heat mine up then hide them in the top half of my flip top mittens! You can Buy them on Esty or make them yourself (directions here (square shape) or here (heart shape – which I find fits in gloves better)).
~ Flip Top Thermal Lined Gloves – I live in these all winter – you can keep your hands warm, or flip them back to adjust buckles.
~ Toe Warmers – I buy big boxes to last me all winter… also a nice things to have out and available for your volunteers and instructing team.
~ Shirt: Wake Up. Hug Horse. Have a Good Day.
~ Saddle Box. Monthly box subscription of gifts and treats for you and your horse, to “help strengthen that special bond between horses and their owners.”
~ Horse Lovers Worry Stone – very sweet.
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!
P.S. Be kind to everyone you meet, you never know who lost someone this year and it’s their first Christmas without their loved one. We will be doing that this year, and it’s not great. I’m praying for peace and comfort for all those going through something similar.
Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgement! If you would like to contribute an activity or article, please contact me here, I would love to hear from you!