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Eye Candy Blogfest

To bring in 2011, I am participating in the Eye Candy Blogfest in which bloggers post a favorite picture. So I am posting a shot of one my most memorable moments in 2010. For years, I’ve struggled with fear issues, especially related to horseback riding. Then, I met Laura Daley, who is a fear expert, and she helped me overcome my issues. She lives all the way across the country, but she came to help me this summer, and this is a capture from a video she took of my first fear-free canter.

I am posting it in the hopes that it will remind me to gallop joyously into the near year and to face all the new challenges it brings with a fear-free attitude.

23 thoughts on “Eye Candy Blogfest

  1. All of my major injuries (aside from broken ribs) have involved horses. I used to show jump – the timed kind 😉 When you fall 17 and 1/2 hands down, it hurts 🙂
    Best of luck to you this year!

  2. Hi,

    Lovely pic of personal achievement – you’ll treasure that first moment of feeling the power beneath you and of your in control of it!

    My dad loved horses, I love horses, my mum hated them: “they bite, they kick, they buck, you can have them” she used to say, yet she’d muck them out if need be and often caught pinching well-rotted manure for her roses. 😉


  3. That is a great photo and a great reason to post it! I love horses– never struggled with that particular fear but had a fear of heights. A few years back I learned to climb and now enjoy the mountaintops in ways that I never could before. Cheers for conquering our fears and continuing to doing so in the coming days!

  4. What a nice picture. Overcoming fear is one of the greatest accomplishments there is. I overcame my fear of heights by skydiving. One of the best things I ever did.

    Happy New Year!


  5. Thank you all for your kind words about my picture and my fear-free journey. I hope that you also gallop fear-free into 2011.

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