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Big Skies, Big Dreams

Published by • Jul 14th, 2008 • Category: LeadMare Tales

Lucky Girl

GREETINGS FROM MONTANA. I arrived here on Sunday for my first visit to Big Sky Country where I’ll spend the week realizing one of my horse dreams by attending a Cowgirl Yoga retreat along with 9 other women from across the US and into Canada.

Leaders Margaret Burns Vap and Annie Bolognino won’t tell us much about what to expect other than mornings on the yoga mat, afternoons at the barn, and a few surprises along the way. My only plan is to enjoy the experience and embrace whatever these ladies have in store — including each and every one of Annie’s 12 horses!

Am I a lucky girl, or what?

While I’m enjoying a week-long horse camp for adults, many of you are attending camps and experiencing your own unforgettable horse adventures. When submissions open July 23rd, do you suppose we’ll all have something to share? I hope so. Like Madelaina said in her blog Our Horseshoe Luck, there are a lot of horse-crazy girls who don’t have the opportunity to take riding lessons, attend camps, or (if you’re REALLY lucky) own a horse. Until these girls can realize their horse dreams, let’s give them something to feed their imagination and nurture their love for horses.


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  1. Hope you’re having fun! I would love to go to a camp, but you have to either be a 6 year old who’s never sat on a horse, or a 12 year old (like me) who can jump about 4 foot (I can jump 1 foot) to go to a camp here. Oh well, maybe next year…

  2. Wow Leadmare, that sounds wonderful! I was looking into some camps, but the one I found that I really liked was WAY far away from me, though it turns out we were up in that state this summer anyway! Now, I’m enjoying working with my trainer and her horses back home.

  3. Have fun in Montana, LeadMare. I really can’t wait until the blogfest starts!
    I enjoyed the first blogfest too.


  4. I hope you have a fantastic time attending the retreat! From what I hear, it sounds absolutely amazing. You’re a VERY lucky girl. Does it cost much or is gained by some other way?

    Your last sentence also made me smile :D I would have never come this far (from just a horse-crazy girl to a horse-crazy girl who can take riding lessons) without Girls Horse Club and its wonderful contributors. Your very special virtual remedy is the best cure for someone who I was like, and who I am like now.

    Thanks for everything LeadMare, best wishes while you’re in Montana!

  5. Thank you Madelaina. The retreat is not cheap and would have been tough for me to afford if not for my generous sponsors. That’s one of the amazing things about dreams — sometimes they’re realized in very unexpected ways.

    I’m very glad to know GHC has helped feed your dreams. That was the intent way back when this virtual place was created. And I agree — our past, present and (no doubt) future contributors never cease to amaze me.

  6. Hope you have a great trip. I’ve been riding every day lately to get ready for the county fair. Hope you had fun with the Horse Girls

  7. Can’t wait to hear how totally fantastic this week was…I’m completely green with envy (my friends are asking if I’m using a new green-tinted foundation, but no)

    Cowgirl up!

  8. Well Kathleen, at least green looks good on redheads. ;) And if anyone should be green it’s me — you have a horse of your very own (you lucky girl).