After the lengthy meeting (we had to be out of the banquet room at 4 p.m.) I went with Susan to the Cheshire Tack shop in Keene, NH. It was the largest tack shop I had ever been in. I like tack shops, but I felt overwhelmed. I purchased a pair of gloves, a bit for Tyra, and a Mark Rashid book. Susan and I ended up in the book area, where there were chairs and mainly talked horse books.
As in the past, I aspire to be like her. Her graciousness and generosity saved the day for me because she made me feel welcome in what was an unfamiliar and close knit community. I hope that someday, in some way, I can do the same for others. Susan is not at all an opportunist. Rather she is genuinely interested in what others have to say and is actually really centered. I have never heard anyone say a bad word about her.
It was also a treat meeting Mary Trafford, who for nearly two years now has been my Centered Riding pen pal. She is a very steady eddy person – and I instantly liked her partner, Sue. We did not get to talk much because so much was going on, but I will be doing the creativity workshop with her next Friday and Saturday.
It always interests me how horse people are so obsessive, myself included. Why is this? In this case, there was not, at the meeting, a lot of talk about horses per say, but rather about Centered Riding.
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