Now that we are back home in KY, there is lots to do. As a mom there is a family to take care of. There are always meals and house up keep. As a horse person, there is the daily trip to camp to feed and check water. We were able to take a group of people from AL on some short trail rides...even in this weather. It just happened to be a warmer day. Now that it is very cold all I seem to do with the horses is walk around the field to them where they are munching hay and give them a good rub down with my gloves.
I've been working through a few books. One is Horse Smarts by Rick Lamb. I like to study up on horse behavior and horsemanship articles during the winter months. There is always something new to learn about horses. Did you know that when you are catching a horse, you're not suppose to look them in the eye? Looking them in the eye will make him go away. Dropping your eyes will make him come to you more easily. This is according to Monty Roberts, a famous horse trainer. pg 8 It's just the opposite of what we should do with people.
Another book is Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks. There are seven different "laws" in this book that help you be a better teacher. Under the "law of education" he discusses how to teach people to think, learn, and work. There is the law of...the teacher, education, activity, communication, the heart, encouragement, and readiness. This book is worth reading a second time.
The last book I'm working through is The Craft Of Lyric Writing. I'm working on a song again and I want to get it just right. This is what I dwell on most of the time. Working with words and putting them to a tune. I guess it's especially good when there is a lot of scripture involved in the making. What a good thing to dwell on!