Valentine's Day is all about love and passion, so I wanted to share this layout. It might seem odd to share this in conjunction with love, but trust me, you have to have a great passion to work with horses! ; )
A little background on this journal entry: I was in the field of therapeutic horsemanship for several years and loved it. The last 6 years of my work was in my own barn and we had a motto ~ Think It, Feel It, Do It!
Think about your action before committing to it!
Feel the action with the horse! Usually this is enough to engage the horse into movement. But if he doesn't respond, then....
Do the cue!
So much of horsemanship is best transferred into everyday life. If we start out by thinking about what we want to do, we have a clearer picture of what we want and we can convey it well. If we think about how it will feel for ourselves and others, we start to create the cause and effect! Then we can actually commit to the action once we know it is in everyone's best interest.
Through reading and research, I found Buck Brannaman (the original Horse Whisperer from the movie and book) saying this:
If we make decisions with our head and carry them out with our heart we learn to be consistent and fair.....and that is what horsemanship is all about.
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About the pages: Most of what I used on these pages, including the book itself, is from CTMH: lots of stamps, ink, letters, gems, brads, metal pieces. There are some flowers from Prima, Paper Studio ribbon, Darice Twine and thread to complete.
My journal pages are off to the following challenges:
Dream Factory: Horse Whisperer Movie
City Crafter Challenge: Books Smart ~ Inspired by a book: The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
Art Journal Journey: Animals from A - Z
Country View Challenge: Anything but Cute