Unbridled Acres

Quarterly Newsletter * Fall 2016

Fall is in the air

FALL IS HERE...maybe not officially, but, it feels like it!!!

It's darker earlier and cooler at night, the sumac is changing and goldenrod is blooming....the signs of fall are all around us.

We love fall at Unbridled Acres....the horses are happier, the flies not so irritating and the humidity isn't wearing them or us out.

We have a jam packed fall coming and we hope you find a retreat or equine session that fits your needs.

Sovereign Express

Please help welcome a new team member, Sovereign Express.

He is a retired thoroughbred donated by Gayle Kerry, who "loves what we are doing at Unbridled Acres."

We are so excited to have him with us.


Life Beyond series

We are hosting our fourth "Life Beyond" session on September 8th. This is tailored for women who have been sexually abused. The community of survivors is powerful when they can find one another...we always say "I'm only as sick as the secrets I keep."

Sexual abuse by it's design is full of secrets...so the healing power generated by women coming together to define themselves by more than a victim is something to behold. They are the most courageous women I know.

Coming This Fall


Women's Fall Retreat

Sunday, September 18

1 - 4 pm

Second Chances. Do what you were born to do.

This retreat is about just that....


become who you were created to be...

find your purpose and your passion...

This will be an interactive retreat with horse work, group work and individual reflection and journaling time.

Check our website for more information and registration. You won't want to miss this!

Unbridled Yoga

NEW this fall! Join us for an introspective yoga retreat.

Sunday, October 9

Dare yourself to open your heart to the sky.

yoga, horses. women. God.

outdoor yoga in the corral

equine activities / ground work

group discussion

quiet reflective time / journal time

feel the sunshine. breathe fall. be grounded.

Registration is open now.

Unbridled Yoga Oct 2016

A Healthy You

GReen Exercise quickly boosts mental health

Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim.

There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being.

The research looked at many different outdoor activities including walking, gardening, cycling, fishing, boating, horse-riding and farming in locations such as a park, garden or nature trail.

The biggest effect was seen within just five minutes.

With longer periods of time exercising in a green environment, the positive effects were clearly apparent but were of a smaller magnitude, the study found.

Green and blue

A bigger effect was seen with exercise in an area that also contained water - such as a lake or river.



We invite you to come out and play! Schedule a day for your family, work or for yourself to grow, learn and become more than you are today.

Let the horses help you, challenge you to overcome obstacles, or simply comfort you.

It's beautiful in the country. Come out and play!


Pull out that diary

Writing is healthy

When you were a teenager, you might have kept a diary hidden beneath your mattress. It became your confidant and a place to confess your struggles and fears without judgment or punishment. It probably felt good to get all of those thoughts and emotions out of your head and down on paper. The world seemed clearer.

Although you may have ditched the diary once you reached adulthood, the concept and its benefits still apply. Now it’s called journaling. It's simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.

One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy outlet in which to express yourself, which makes a journal a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Journaling can help:

  • Manage anxiety

  • Reduce stress

  • Cope with depression

Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:

  • Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns

  • Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them

  • Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors

Try these tips to help you get started with journaling:

  • Try to write every day.

  • Make it easy.

  • Write whatever feels right.

  • Use your journal as you see fit.

Keeping a journal helps you establish order when your world feels like it’s in chaos. It helps you get to know yourself by revealing your innermost fears, thoughts, and feelings. Look at your writing time as personal relaxation time, a time when you de-stress and wind down. Write in a place that's relaxing and soothing—maybe with a lit candle and a cup of tea. Look forward to your journaling time, and know that you're doing something good for your mind and body. www.urmc.rochester.edu

Unbridled Acres * Sue Miller-Harsin, CMSW, LMHP

A licensed marriage and family therapist since 1983, Sue Miller-Harsin specializes in women’s issues, post abortion, addictions and spirituality. She is a popular speaker at retreats and conferences throughout the midwest. She has volunteered with Project Rachel for the past 25 years. In 2014, Sue began traveling to Beijing, China, to counsel those affected by abortion. She owns Unbridled Acres, located in Blair, Nebraska. The facility is used for equine therapy, marriage, individual and family counseling, retreats and corporate team building.