On Sunday January 17th, By the Love Of Horses welcomed Dr Piper Klemm, the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine.
I invited Dr Piper Klemm to be my guest after reading one of her recent articles on the subject of making the most of opportunities and the achievement of dreams. While it is written, of course, about horses, I think we can make an even greater application of the ideas to other pursuits and life in general.
Perhaps one of the first things that strikes you about Dr Piper Klemm is her honesty. She is honest about how her path has not been a straight line as she has journeyed to establish herself as an equestrian and as a contributor to equestrian education. She is honest about where she has had challenges and where she has had successes. Piper gives us hope in that while somethings did not work for her at one point in time, other things did. Thus, while at times we might pause and put a project to the side, this doesn’t mean that we failed, we just wait for the moment when we take it back up again and move forward.
Have a listen as we welcome Dr Piper Klemm to reflect on pursuing dreams and moving forward.
Listen to the Podcast at https://www.zoomerradio.ca/podcasts/by-the-love-of-horses/
As a rider at 60 years old, I believe that all can benefit from the secret of riding. I myself, raised with a British background, take inspiration from the Queen who continues to ride at 94 years old. I believe that the same can be true for today’s youth. Riding can give them hope that they can overcome the challenges that they face and give them the confidence to become all that they can.
I was moved by the calls I received after my interview with Libby Znaimer from women and men who told me their stories of their love of horses and riding. They told me how riding set them up to overcome their circumstances. Some came out of the Depression, some out of World War II... these riders did not let these experiences dampen their efforts to achieve a full and happy life and make a contribution to their respective communities. All mentioned that riding helped immeasurably in this. They believe that riding gave them the confidence in themselves and in their ability to do something ... to go after what they wanted their lives to be.
If you are interested in sharing your experiences of horses, whether of riding or not, in the past, or more recently, on my show on Zoomer Radio, please contact me at ByTheLoveOfHorses@redscarfequestrian.ca Susan Jamieson
By The Love Of Horses is written by Doug Allen, a student of history at the University of Toronto, who believes in the need to be versed in country things. Doug’s father travelled extensively by horse on the Canadian prairies and his uncle as a small boy wept at the passing of a family horse. He is writing a novel set in Winnipeg, Canada exploring the nature of indigenous and non-indigenous relations and what it means to come home.
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