When the Equine Network asked me if I’d like to do a webinar on Thursday, September 27 around the topics covered in The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife Horses, I remembered the timeless advice of Suzie Humphreys in a talk I once heard her give about meeting new challenges head-on: “Sure!” (and then thinking to myself) “How hard can it be?” After working on this presentation this past week, I have an answer. It’s hard. Not to come up with content, mind you. I wrote a whole book about this stuff! But what exactly will people want me to talk about in this 20-minute presentation? In talks I’ve given to various groups, it seems this book hits a lot of different chords with all kinds of people. So what will this audience be most interested in exploring? Which topics will spark the best questions?
So I officially invite you, dear Discover Horses friends, to join us on Thursday September 27 at 8:00 pm Central — and in the meantime, if there’s something in the book that you’d like to hear more about, by all means, let me know! Also, please note: I titled this presentation “Common Side Effects of Midlife Horses” to play off the book title and the whole midlife crisis allusion, but the truth is — and as anyone who has ever had a serious attachment to horses will attest — these side effects are present at all ages and stages of life. So even if you’re not a midlifer (and I’m still refusing to put specific numbers to this zone), but you do love your horse, please don’t let the title keep you away!
Here’s the list of side effects I’ve come up with so far:
- Increased Clarity
- Enhanced Confidence
- Greater Overall Fitness
- Mad Core Strength
- Heightened Sense of Your Own Power/Authority
- Improved Life and Time Management Skills
- Continuously Refreshed Humility
- Amplified Gratitude
- Stronger and Clearer Relationships/Connections with others
- Nurtured Spirit