Did ya ever
share a beer, or glass of wine with God? Every now and then, you need
to enjoy time with your best friend. Although my God loves me,
I'm probably not His "best" friend. I think King David
holds that role. But, He is mine.
I know God is
busy doing God things. But, I get a lot of satisfaction from
laying my life on a line with Him.
fussin too much about all the rain - then I read about the
droughts in Australia. I've been fussin too much about my
time going so fast - then I meet people for whom time drags
slowly, all night long. I fuss too much about this stinkin
arthritis, or gout or whatever is the pain of the moment - then
a lady comes in the store wheel-chaired from a broken
God helps me
pull the tangles out of my life. Much like pulling tangles from
a pasture mane, it takes time & effort. I wish I had more
time for these reflections, yet, life calls! When I
can take time to pull out tangles, or hold the cat, or sit on
the porch and have a long talk with God, I feel much better.
So, where is
all this leading? Easter is a season. Some call it Lent. For
some it's Passover time. And as life pulls us so many
directions, we must take a little time to reflect on life, on
our life, on family, on salvation, on our purpose.
How much time
is spent being happy? Being grateful? Being a good friend? If ya
make a list of what's important in your life, then examine how
much time you're spending on those parts which are most
important. Most of us are so used to living in "the
moment" that we forget to live, to enjoy living, to share
Just before the
Crucifixion, Jesus was in a house where a woman poured expensive
perfume on Him. Even His disciples were a little upset that the
money from a sale of this fragrance was not used for the poor.
JEsus, who had taught everyone to take care of widows, orphans
& leave some food on the edges of fields for travellers,
reprimanded His guys.
It was the
right thing at the right time. Sometimes it's OK to be
extravagant on things that matter. Not always, but sometimes. In
my coaching career, People learn that in taking a little care of
themselves, they have more to give to others. So - it's not
offers that little respite from the frustrations of life.
Whether a custom boot, a custom saddle, or a brush to use as the
long hair sheds, we're with you!
So, how do you
stay sane? Sometimes you just need a late night beer with God.
He listens to your rantings, and you know He loves you because
you get that warm fuzzy feeling. You feel closer to Him
afterward. Likewise, don't you feel closer to His creation when
you are with those horses? Even the stubborn ones teach you
something about yourself. You can ride away your frustrations.
You feel important because there is an equine that both carries
you and needs you.
Pulling a mane
is more than detangling. It is therapeutic. Riding down a wooded
trail, or through a field of grasses, or sliding to a stop in an
arena, are all therapeutic. God knows we need a time to
release, and just do something for ourselves. So, when this time
comes, don't waste it.
Most times, I spend my time helping a lot of others.
As do you. You know, if you think about how many people depend
on you for just little things that are so critical to their
lives, you would either get a "big head" or just drown
in frustration. But, you don't. You feed animals and children
and husbands. You pay that mortgage payment and go without
lunch. You give that $5.00 bill to the charity raffle. You wash
underwear and towels when you just need to sit and rest. You
carry a meal to a family who lost a loved one. Time together is
often when you're washing and rinsing dishes. You try to take a
hot shower to get some time for yourself, and in pops a little
head with a desperate 3 year old question that could not
and we are offering better lines of horse equipment than most
websites. We often evaluate saddles and bridles purchased
elsewhere by our customers. They bring them by the store or
email a lot of pics. Most of the bargain saddles have pressed
paper linings in the skirts. Now, what is this going to do when
it gets wet? (For goodness sakes, there is Cordura!) Cheap hook
& loop for hobble straps. (Let's get our kids hung up and
drug from sloppy stirrup nylons.) Metal that they know will rust
out when salty sweat hits it. Etc.
We see chrome
plated bits with edges that put lots of little cuts on your
horse's tongue. We see bridles and reins that are made of
stretchy belly leathers. Last week, a new bullrider with a
weight of over 190 lbs was looking for the best price on a rope.
Had he bought what he thought he wanted, he would have been
hurt. He might still, but at least it will not be because of too
light of equipment. And on it goes...
deeply discounts products so people can have the best. We have
payment plans and layaway. Even if we are the best price, we don't want our friends shopping at the mercy of price. Did you
know, the cheaper the stuff, the more profit the seller usually makes?
The more pricey, the less markup? It's a fact of life. We used
to have calls each week because our prices were less than
somebody else. And we understand that. But, somebody can always
build something cheaper. We will continue to work hard, &
smart, to keep prices fair and quality high.
Thank you all
for your long term shopping with us. We're grateful to our
customers, our suppliers, our co-workers and those who help
promote our site too.
wants you to have the right equipment so you can be safe and
confident, and make the most of your time for you. If you do not
take this time for you, you just can't keep it together for the
others that need you. And if you don't have the right equipment,
your time with God and horse becomes another frustration.
& be safe!