Monday, August 21, 2017

Another Beautiful City--Budapest


















Lovely to walk without an agenda, wander, beautiful day, beautiful city, and explore.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

30 Years to Celebrate and Reflect On

I am not this religion, but I have a deep respect for the statue in the field. 

Thirty years ago I began a professional riding career, living/working internationally, and observing myself in the process. It started in Hungary while meeting Andrea and now I reflect upon this while in Hungary staying at Andrea’s farm. A lot is happening in the world with radicalization, racism, and terrorism. A lot is happening in the world with love, truth, and compassion. I don’t find the ostrich approach with my head in the sand is in alignment with the responsibility and evolution of my spiritual heart. Race, religion, and politics are the outer wear we dress in along with gender, culture, skin color, and more. Walking in the outer and inner world is challenging, since they are often not in alignment. At this point, I need to keep trying to walk the talk as I deepen in the understanding of my true nature. Thoughts matter, words matter, actions matter, and the relentless practice of self examination and not just self justification. 

1912


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hungary










How wonderful to come to this beautiful area and share in the horse community. The translators were working hard and did an outstanding job. No corrections needed. I spoke, they spoke, and the riders translated the words to the horse language. Classical principles are powerful and magical.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

National Portuguese Riding School












An opportunity to try out the week of education and it really works for solving a big problem area in training horses!! Mission accomplished and more! Next step Hungary to share the old and new information.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Better Understanding the Scale

Walking in the hills amongst the quintas.
Walking in Lisbon before sunrise.

Interesting setting to train a young horse.
Queluz Palace


Waiting for the performance at the Portuguese Riding School. Alter Real

There is something remarkable in working with Masters that set the bar so high that one can only get a humble glimpse of where the path might lead. Of course, Gurudev represents this in India, but now I have a living, breathing example of this in the horse world. Questions that others have not been able to answer or would not touch, this living Master answers with wisdom, depth, and simplicity. Grace. It is reinvigorating me to ride and move toward another level. Looking back, six years is a very short amount of time to better understand the scale of spirituality and dressage training. Gurudev had said they are similar and now I better understand that statement as well. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lisbon Details

Parliament building  





Old and new walls. 



Old, old wall but India still has it beat.


Perfection in the weather department. Peaceful and uneventful walk around the non-tourist part of the city.