Taking time

Yesterday, one year ago, I started this blog. It seems like no time ago that I decided to blog about keeping ponies at home in what was a very rainy month indeed. This morning we had our first hard frost and the water froze in the (unburied) pipe leading to the stable yard.


Last year, I started blogging quietly into an anonymous ether. I thought it would be interesting to record my journey keeping ponies at home on a track system. Like things do, the blog developed its own life and has recorded big moments, like saddles and shoes and trailer loading adventures, and small moments, the in-between moments of connection between my ponies and me that might have been lost had I not put them down and that have accompanied my life this past year, drawing me always to be present.

Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention“, says one of my favourite inspirational writers, John O’Donohue in his book “Benedictus”. This evening sitting with quietly munching ponies in the darkness brought me joy on a rather black day.



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6 responses to “Taking time

  1. Congratulations on reaching the one-year anniversary! I love reading your posts and love that quote. Thank you for sharing.

  2. June

    Your blog is wonderful – here’s to the next year!!

  3. I’m glad that you have been posting – what an interesting story you have to share. It is great to hear of your successes, however small.

    I’d not heard of the track system either. You have enlightened me.

    • Thank you, White Horse Pilgrim. I am glad you appreciate the small successes too.
      The track system has been a great success for me and has enabled me to keep Ben and Rosie at home all year round – and avoid all the mud which would be inevitable otherwise.