Monday, March 30, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Love isn't blind; it only see's what matters.
William Curry

All we need is Love
Beatles

Tip for Tuesday

LOVE!!!!

Danna

On The Road Again

Braydan is my son, this reminded me of him as a boy.
Braydan is now 30 years old married to Misty and they have 3 lovely daughters. Now they get to hear yelling across the house.
Braydan and Wendy (tall girl and tall boy) are off to Farmington Utah this week for the High School Rodeo which will be held at the Legacy Center on Friday and Saturday. Great new spring clothing as well as outstanding outerwear sales will be offered. If you need a saddle, Braydan has designed new roping and barrel racing saddles that are the best I have ever seen. They are a must see.
Great new styles of boots will be the feature products and of course all your ready need items such as ropes, horse tack, and protective boots will be available right on premise.
If your going to the rodeo and need a specific item brought up give us a call at 1-800-453-1281 and request it be loaded on the trailer headed to the rodeo.
This week is my last of my 160+days in Park City. Sunday I fly to El Paso to design new Lucchese Boots, then it's off to Salina to help get the big Xtreme Barrel Race ready.
Hope to see all my barrel racing friends there!!!!
Loving Life, On or Off the Road,
Danna

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Inspire Me

Torchbearer

To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold high.
John McCrae

At night we are seeing light that originated billions of years ago. Light has no limits. When we shine, we have no limits either.

So become a luminary and light the way. Do not be afraid to pick up the torch and light the darkness. There are no limits to the effects your enlightened behavior will have.

Yes, it takes a certain energy and passion to light the darkness, but we are all capable of it when we shed our fears. By shining your light you can help others to heal as individuals and as inhabitants of this planet. So light your torch and illuminate the path. And if you see someone holding a torch who is old and tired or is wounded and falters, pick it up and carry on. Your life will have meaning and you'll help lead the way for others.

Taken from Dr. Bernie Siegel's book
365 Prescriptions for the Soul

Pick up the torch and move forward.
Do not fear the heat or being burned.

Namaste,

Danna

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

My review today is for the book 365 Prescriptions for the Soul by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love.

I really enjoy these type of books. You can pick them up read a couple pages feel energized by the messages and head out the door to slay the dragons we create in our lives.

They uplift, inspire, enlighten, and overall make you feel good. The idea is a daily prescription, a daily quote by writers, scholars, or avatars. With a small essay about the topic, and my favorite a Solution of the Day at the bottom of each page.

Dr. Siegel states he wrote 365 Prescriptions for the Soul to provide the reader with a daily guide and resource for navigating the troubled waters and challenges of life.

The book is an accumulation of life experiences and the knowledge he has gleaned from studying the wisdom of the ages.

His most significant insights come through his work with patients diagnosed with life-threatening or disabling illnesses. Their wisdom and teachings have profoundly changed Dr. Siegel's life for the better and this writing will do the same for you.

Prescription #15
Attitude

I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. And so it is with you.
Charles Swindoll

Soulution of the Day
See through the eyes of an optimist today and observe what direction your life takes.

Great words of wisdom, I highly recommend this book.

If you know someone who has been struggling with illness of any kind, this is a wonderful gift book.

5 Stars and 1 Full Moon for 365 Prescriptions for the Soul

The best medicine in the world.

Cheers,

Danna

Friday, March 27, 2009

Funny Friday

Proud to be an American!!!

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

TGIF

Danna

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Zen Horse

Haltering your horse:

By Clinton Anderson

G’ day mate! Here’s a training tip I use to help me start the day off right by getting respect from my horse when I first put on his halter.
I hate feeling like I have to chase my horse’s head with the halter, so having a respectful and responsive horse is very important.
Teach your horse the habit of accepting the halter with his head low and tipped towards you.
To do this, first teach him to lower his head when you touch his poll with your fingertips. The touch and rub poll exercise found in my DVD, Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground, Series II, explains how to do this.
When you’ve lowered the horse’s head to about waist level, hold the tail of the halter with your right hand and the cheek piece in your left hand, and then scoop his nose into the halter, pulling up so it tips towards you slightly.
If the horse shows any resistance in giving to you, continue pulling and releasing, pulling and releasing, until he softens.
Once he’s ! soft and responsive, tie the halter and flex him to each side.
When you take the halter off at the end of the day, follow these same steps and you’re on your way to creating a horse that’s soft and responsive when being haltered!

Happy Trails,

Danna

Happy Birthday to the best Mother-in-Law in the world. Grandma Nannette, what a great example of kindness she is to all the world.
Love You!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dream Big

When you think at that moment that it is possible...then the magic starts.

When I read that sentence my mind went back to those times when I knew it was possible.

Business transactions, personal challenges, physical challenges, mental challenges, that seemed insurmountable until I added desire and banished my doubts.

I remember that feeling of magic, when I stayed focused and knew it was possible.

A few examples are.

Getting a loan for a new 13,000 square foot store in 1983 when interest was at a all time high of 16%. But materials and labor was at a all time low, helping us build the building for half the price of low interest rate times. Building it, moving into it, not knowing if we would have the funds to support such a big operation but doing it anyway.

Blackhawk Arena, just a idea, turned into a desire, turned into a reality in 1992. I remember the very night when I thought my God were really going to get this.
Just this past year putting together a 3rd proposal for expansion on the arena, hearing all the doubters, still staying focused on what I wanted, the magic moment hit as I sold the project knowing that nothing less but full funding would satisfy me.

Park City new store, last April I walked the street, found the perfect building, it wasn't available, kept my focus on what I wanted, prices over the top. Doubts crept in, went back to the reasons I wanted the store, desire came back. Magically building became available, owners wanted to sell, building wouldn't appraise, let go of my attachment and looked at other buildings, owners decided to lease, signed contract Sept. 2nd. Moved Oct 6th. Cut Ribbon November 13th.

Anything is possible, keep thinking it is, then the magic starts.

Doing what I love, and loving what I do in Park City Utah!

Danna

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

"Be around people who can keep your energy and inspiration high. While you can make progress alone, it's so much easier when you have support."

Dr. Joe Vitale: Marketing and Copy writing author, one of the stars of The Secret

Who we chose to spend our time around definitely influences our energy level and creative juices. We have all been around people that simply wear us out with their negativity. Learn from them not judge them. Be that positive spark that uplifts others instead of draining them.

When you strife to be a bright, positive light on the world it is amazing how the negativity of others simply floats away. You will attract into your life the people you are most like, the others will simply fade away. If you find yourself always surrounded by negative people it's time to look within for the solution. Fix you first, then if you need to take action by leaving someone or shifting yourself out of a job that is surrounded by negative influences you will have the power within to do so.

Don't send out low slow energy, send the high vibrations of positive energy such as happiness, joy, love, and bliss that is what we can all do in these changing times!

With Appreciation,

Danna

Monday, March 23, 2009

On The Road Again

On the road this week to one of my favorite cities, Fort Worth Texas. A short two day trip filled with business adventure in buying and masterminding.

Lynn and Amber finished up the Silver Dollar Horse Show in Las Vegas, Nv. yesterday, a big thank you to them for being such great road warriors.

Braydan headed down to load it all up and bring it home today. Tomorrow he heads northbound to meet me in Salt Lake for our flight. He has put on thousands of hard road miles these past two months. What a great asset and leader he is to the Burns Team.

Spring has sprung this past week in Park City, water has been running steady. The success monger in me wants more ski season. Maybe fresh powder in the forecast will give us a few more weeks of the best skiing in the country.

Shoulder season will be here before long, I survived my first winter in a winter town, and loved every minute of it. My road miles have been few, my miles of new experiences have been many.

On The Road to Fort Worth Texas,

Danna

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Inspire Me

On this day of your life, I believe
....that it does no good to think in any way negatively
about yourself. Not even a little good.

Please don't confuse humility with self-deprecation.
You have had enough thoughts about why you're not
"worthy" to carry you through two lifetimes. You can
stop now.

Besides, none of those thoughts were accurate anyway.
Most of them were exaggerations, and some of them
were completely "made up." So tell yourself the truth
about yourself: You are wonderful!

This was sent to me by Neal Donald Walsh
author of Conversations with God


Have a wonderful week,

Danna

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Change your Thoughts, Change your Life:
Written By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

25th Verse

There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born.
It is serene.
Empty.
Solitary.
Unchanging.
Infinite.
Eternally present.
It is the Mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao.
I call it great.
Great is boundless; boundless is eternally flowing; ever flowing, it is constantly returning.
Therefore, the Way is great, heaven is great, earth is great, people are great.
Thus, to know humanity, understand earth.
To know earth, understand heaven.
To know heaven,understand the Way.
To know the Way, understand the great within yourself.

I read this book and also downloaded it on my IPod, I highly recommend it for forward thinking readers. The Tao Te Ching was written over 2500 years ago. Wayne takes each of it's 81 verses, gives the verse ,then a essay on each verse from his study, thought and meditation on it.

I sat down and read the entire book in a Sunday afternoon. I listen to the audio version often, The book is great to just pick up and reference a verse or two.

I always get something new and profound out of The Tao Te Ching. What an amazing work of thought.

I give Change your Thoughts Change your Life.

5 Stars and one full Moon!

With appreciation for all of Wayne Dyers work,

Danna

Friday, March 20, 2009

Funny Friday

A scientific survey in 2002 attempted to find the funniest joke in the world. Thousands of people from dozens of countries voted on thousands of jokes. Each country had a different favorite. Overall, the number one and number two funniest jokes in the world, based on votes, are:

The funniest joke in the world:

A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head.

The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”

The operator, in a calm, soothing voice, says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”

There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “Okay, now what?”

The Second Funniest Joke ever:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson goes on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend.

‘Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”
I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes,” replies Watson.
“And what do you deduce from that?”
Watson ponders for a minute.

“Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.

“Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes is silent for a moment. ‘Watson, you idiot!” he says. “Someone has stolen our tent!”

TGIF

Danna

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week
By Clinton Anderson

Flexing your Horse:

G’day mate!
I think at some point all of us have had a horse that didn’t want to stand still when being mounted.
If you get on your horse and he immediately starts to walk off, it won’t be long before he will begin to walk off as soon as you put your foot in the stirrup.
When a horse is allowed to walk off as soon as you get on, he starts to anticipate moving ahead before you’re in the saddle and pretty soon he won’t stand still for you to mount.
This can be really frustrating, but something I do that makes a big difference when mounting and helps keep my horse respectful and standing like a statue is flexing.
I always flex my horse laterally for three to five minutes as soon as I get on.
This teaches the horse that when I get on he’s not going anywhere, and he quits anticipating moving ahead.
I don’t know about you, but I want my horse to be in a hurry to do nothing but stand still and be soft when I step on.
Horses are professional che! ats, and are really smart about figuring out what we humans are going to do.
By being consistent in flexing your horse, you’ll teach him patience and hopefully won’t have to chase him down the road anymore when mounting.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Damn Good Stuff - Amazing Gymnast

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What an amazing gymnast!

I recieve many of these type videos, this one truly is amazing.

Is my body really capable of flexing like that?

No, I mean Hell No!!!!

Love to watch the best, doing what they do best.

Damn Good Stuff!!!

Danna

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Dale Carnegie (American lecturer, author, 1888-1955)

I was a big approval seeker, I thought my reputation depended on it. A few years ago I read Carnegie's words, I decided it did not matter my reputation, the only thing I should be concerened about is my character.

Since that time of reading Carnegie I catch myself approval seeking, and smile. Recongnition of it simply helps the need for the approval to float away.

We all like others to approve of what we are doing, but we can get caught up in our reputation, giving strength to our ego and weaking our character.

Love what you are doing no matter what others think of it.

My tip this St. Patty's Day,

Danna

Monday, March 16, 2009

On The Road Again

Utah Horse Expo, last week,
Silver Dollar Horse Show, Las Vegas, Nv. South Point Equestrian Center this week.

Braydan and his team of worker bee's are loading and unloading merchandise as fast as they can. Saddles, Lucchese Boots, designer clothing, top quality horse tack and fine accessories for the horse and rider, can be found at any of the shows we attend.

40 Weeks per year of shows is a grueling schedule, requiring stellar crews and logistics, I am so proud of all who make Burns Saddlery known throughout not only the western industry but branded throughout the world.

It is amazing the quick set up and tear down these energetic teams accomplish. Other vendors are in awe of the efficiency of the Burns Crews. As am I.

Lynn and Amber, part of our California crew will be selling at the South Point. A big thanks to them for taking time out of their lives to represent our products so well.

I love all the Burns Team members, together we are making a positive difference in the western lifestyle business!!!

If we are in your area, check us out!!!

With much appreciation,

Danna

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Inspire Me

Neale Donald Walsh said, that all the problems you face today are going to go
away, unless you worry them to stay.

Problems like worry. Worry is a magnet for them. If
you just "let it be," the current worrisome condition
will not even be part of your life a short time from now.

If you worry enough about it, however, you can be sure
that it will stick around. So, just do your best around
all this...then turn it over to God.

Have a Worry Free Sunday,

Danna

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Utah Horse EXPO

This weekend Burns Mobile is in South Jordan at the huge Utah Horse Expo. This is one of the most fun shows of the year. Make sure you plan to spend a day or two. Braydan and his outstanding team will be there with over 100 saddles, huge sales on all products, with values up to 50% off.

New this year:

4 Local horse trainers
Have been selected to break and train a well-bred 2-yr. old.
They will have 60 days in which to do this.
At the Expo they will each have 1 hr a day for further training and to show the public their training styles and abilities.
The spectators will, then, have an opportunity to vote for the trainer who they think did the best job.
The trainers selected this year are:
Dusty Morse
Shamus Haws
Tammy Mitchell
Marty Simper
At the end of the Expo each 2-yr old will be auctioned off.

Burns Saddlery is donating $4000 worth of custom saddles to winners of Trainers Challenge

March 13,14,15
S.L. County Equestrian Complex
11400 S 2200 W
So. Jordan Utah

See you there,

Danna

Friday, March 13, 2009

Funny Friday

Two Irishmen, Patrick & Michael, were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning freighter.
While rummaging through the boat's provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp.
Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously
To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth.
This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three.
Without giving much thought to the matter, Patrick blurted out, "Make the entire ocean into Guinness Beer!"
The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals.
Simultaneously, the genie vanished.
Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances.
Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted.
After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke: "Nice going Patrick! Now we're going to have to pee in the boat!

Happy Friday the 13th, My Favorite!!!! One last month, one this month.

Luck of the Irish,

Danna

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week
By Clinton Anderson
Clipping your Horses Ears


At some stage of horse ownership, you will need to clip your horse. Remember, horses are prey animals and perceive anything new to be potentially life threatening. The key to having a horse that is easy to clip is to break the process into steps, teaching the horse that the noise and the feel of the vibrating clippers is not going to hurt him. When it’s time for me to clip my horse, I desensitize and prepare him for the process by following these steps:

Rub your hand all over your horse’s face and ears. Get your horse to accept your hands on his face, muzzle, ears and around his eyes– desensitizing him to anything moving around his head. Once you have accomplished this step COMPLETELY, move on to Step 2.

Take the clippers in your hand – turned OFF – and desensitize the horse to having the clippers around. Let him smell the clippers, then rub them over his face and wave them around his eyes and ears. Make sure that he will tolerate the feeling of the clippers on all parts of his face, eyes and ears – especially inside the ears. This may take working with your horse for a couple days before he completely relaxes. Make sure that the horse is showing no resistance to this step before you move on.

Remove the blade and turn the clippers on to let the horse get used to the noise. Without touching him, wave the clippers around the end of his nose, his eyes and his ears. Desensitize him to the sound and movement. Once he relaxes, turn the clippers off and pat him. Use my approach and retreat method: every time the horse relaxes and lowers his head, turn the clippers off and pat him. You are not trying to touch him right now with the clippers– all you are doing is getting him to stand still with the clippers on and moving around his head. Pay particular attention to areas where reaction is high – this is usually around the ears. You might have to spend more time here. Initially, it might take a couple of minutes before he relaxes his head when the clippers are near his ears. However, once he does, turn the clippers off. Repeat this procedure until there is little, if any, reaction from your horse.

Once the horse accepts the clippers around his head while they are turned on but not touching him, it is time to rub them all over his face, nose, around his ears and on the poll. The horse may act frightened again, but this is normal. Just keep rubbing the clippers around until he begins to relax his head. As soon as he relaxes, turn the clippers off and pat him. Remember, approach and retreat. In the beginning, you might want to work on one area of his head at the time. Start with the muzzle and work your way up. As he relaxes in each area, you can increase the places you are rubbing until you can rub them all over his head.

Once your horse is comfortable with all of the previous steps, you are ready to begin clipping the hair on his face and ears. However, if you are still getting resistance from the horse to any of the steps up to this point, you will only make matters worse by proceeding. Again, don’t start with the ears. Start at the muzzle and work your way up – under the chin, up his face, around his eyes, in the bridle path and poll area. Then start to work on his ears. It is a good idea to do a little bit of clipping and then go back and rub the clippers over areas that you have already clipped. Actually clipping the hair is another new feeling, and the horse may react to the sensation. If he gets suspicious or frightened, you can go back to the rubbing that he should already be used to. If you do a little bit each day, after a week or so you should be able to clip anywhere on his body with no resistance.


Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dream Big

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.Epicurus quotes (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)

How true the words of Epicurus.

When we grow emotional muscle and overcome things that seem impossible to overcome is when true satisfaction of accomplishment occurs.

Being open to life when difficulty surrounds us, knowing that minute by minute it is getting better.

Using our minds to strengthen our surroundings is truth resulting in joy and happiness!!!

Pain is a natural phenomenon, suffering is a choice.

Glory comes to those who are open to their future, in anticipation of the dreams and desires their minds create.

All of us experience difficulty, learn from those who never sit with the difficulty but move in the direction of their dreams and desirers.

Dreaming BIG in Park City,

Danna

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Bloom where you are planted!!!

My tip for today!

Where ever you live make the best of it, don't wish to be somewhere else. Living life and loving life is a inside job not a geographical one.

Make the best of your conditions right where your are, then if a move is in your future it will come to you with ease.

Loving what I do and where I live, of course I do live in Paradise!!!

Cheers,

Danna

Monday, March 9, 2009

On The Road Again

Braydan and Dru just finished up the Cactus Classic Reining in Scottsdale Arizona, completing the Arizona horse show run for 2009. Amazing it is already nearing the middle of March!

The winds of change continue to blow in bringing changes not only in the weather but the shift also occurs in inventory. Winter goods are being blown out at give away prices to make way for all the cute new spring lines.

I love when the new fresh goods start shipping in, Spring is color, a rebirth of color. Put your black and brown away, let's start wearing color!!!!

Anyone who knows me will say you always wear, brown, green or black. Well it's springtime in the Rockies and I am going to expand my closet. To expand my closet I will have to send a bunch of it on to some other person's closet.

My week is filled with more of the same, with a few business meetings thrown in to make me appreciate working with my clients at Burns Cowboy Shop in Park City.

Have a Wonderful Week,

Danna

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Inspire Me

Good Night Irena

One person can make a positive difference in millions of lives....Irena continues on.

Namaste,

Danna


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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Aquarius Lyrics
5th Demension

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius Aquarius! Aquarius!
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius Aquarius! Aquarius!
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
AQUARIUS! AQUARIUS!

Randi, my friend and office manager and I were reminising the other day, remembering old songs . Songs that made us think while shapping our world around us. We listened and sang these wonderful songs, songs that created life long positive memories.
Randi is amazing at remembering lyrics, actually she is amazing at remembering everything.
So today I found the lyrics for the song Aquarius and wanted to share them.
What a wonderful era the 60's were. A true revolution of thought and a shift and opening of the mind.

Rock On!
Danna

Friday, March 6, 2009

Funny Friday

Cowboy's Honeymoon

A cowboy and his wife had just got married and found a nice hotel fortheir wedding night.
The man approached the front desk and asked for a room.
He said, 'We'reon our honeymoon and we need a nice room with a good strong bed.
The clerk winked, 'You want the'Bridal'?'
The cowboy reflected on this for amoment and then replied, Nope, I reckon not. I'll justhold onto her ears until she gets used to it.'

Thanks for sending this to me Kim. I missed being in Scottsdale this year as well. Come visit me in Park City.

Have a Happy Weekend,

Danna

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week
Staying Focused
By Clinton Anderson

When you take your horse on a trail ride, don’t put him on auto-pilot. Horses are just like kids, if you don’t give them something to do, they’ll find something to do! It’s perfectly fine to let your horse trot and canter on a loose rein, but don’t expect him to stay focused on you throughout the trail ride if you don’t check up on his responsiveness occasionally. Though trail riding offers the perfect opportunity to work with your horse outside the arena, it’s important to remember that being outside in open areas offers your horse lots of distractions. Don’t let these distractions become a problem; instead, use them to your advantage.

Keep your horse focused on you by yielding the hindquarters, yielding the forequarters, and other exercises. Get creative! Do post-to-post exercises with a couple trees or try the serpentine exercise using different obstacles. Doing exercises like these in an open area or on trail rides will help increase your horse’s respect because he learns that no matter where you are, you require the same amount of responsiveness. The great thing about riding outdoors is it adds variety to your routine and can present you with new challenges. If you use these challenges to improve your horsemanship, you’ll have a respectful and willing partner whenever you hit the trails.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dream Big

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms-if you will only let them!

William James said that and he was right.

If we live our lives for someone else, or wait until a better time to start something new, then we become stuck in a lifetime pattern of maybe next year. Maybe next year when the economy is better I will start that business. If I had listened to the drug plug (Television) I would never have completed any of my goals, hell I would never have even started them.

We get plugged into the talking heads opinions and put our hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold, waiting, is nothing more than fear.

I am here to bear witness not to slow down for any dooms day predictions, don't wait until things get better, act now, make the slow economy work for you not against you. The strong get stronger, the weak get weaker, get strong, dream big, don't live by their doubts, live by your desire.

I know I am not willing to wait, I am not willing to live in fear, let's live, let's DREAM BIG!!!

Danna

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Tips for Tuesday!

In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. -- Bill Baughan

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. -- Anonymous


For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.-- Alfred D. Souza

In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal. -- Nisami

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha


Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.-- Shari R. Barr

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.-- Samuel Butler

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. -- Josh Billings

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. -- Albert Schweitzer

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. -- Anonymous

Don't die with your music still in you,


Danna

Monday, March 2, 2009

On The Road Again

The Road Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

...Robert Frost

It has made all the difference in my life.

On The Road Less Traveled,

Danna

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Inspire Me

PATIENCE

Bill Mcglashen
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead.

Indian Proverb
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.

H.P. Blavatsky, Gems from the East (June 17th)
Endurance is the free companion of Sorrow, and Patience her master.

Chinese Proverb
If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead.

H.P. Blavatsky, Gems from the East (April 3rd)
Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss.

H.P. Blavatsky, Gems from the East (May 11th)
Who is the great man? He who is strongest in patience. He who patiently endures injury, and maintains a blameless life––he is a man indeed!

Dr Samuel Johnson
To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.

Arnold H Glasgow
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

Chuck Tanner
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.

Andre Gide
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

Albert Einstein
It’s not that I’m so smart,
it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Danna Burns-Shaw
Hurry the Hell up were late!!!!

Paitence it's a virtue!

Cheers,

Danna