OPEN HOUSE / RIBBON CUTTING / WHITE HORSE SOCIAL
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
OPEN HOUSE and WHITE HORSE SOCIAL 4 - 6 pm
Blair Area Chamber of Commerce RIBBON CUTTING 5 pm
You are invited to join us for our Blair Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting! We will have an open house (or open barn...) for you to see the horses and our facilities.
What is a white horse social? You will be able to paint a design or add your name to our white horses! If you have not painted on a horse before, here is your opportunity. The kids love it!
Please join us on the afternoon of October 16th.
Fall is Here...
Fall is quickly approaching here in Nebraska.
While it has been unbelievably rainy and at times dreary, the moisture will give the trees abundant color as they begin to turn. That is something to look forward to! Endure the discomfort in the weather now...knowing good will come because of it. That is exactly how we can learn to live our lives...knowing and trusting good will come from the tough times.
I listened to an interview with Senator John McCain from several years ago. The question was posed to him about enjoying life...." With all you have been through as a POW in Vietnam, are you able to enjoy your life or did that dark period in your life take over the enjoyment you used to have prior to Vietnam?" He replied, "I am grateful for every sunrise and every sunset, I am grateful for all I get to do and experience every day. That dark period made me more grateful for my life and thus I enjoy it more."
Would you be able to respond this way? It is worth pausing and considering...How do I deal with and handle difficult times in my life?
We want to invite you to take time for yourself, your marriage, your family or your children to come and experience the power of working with horses. We tend to waste so much time in our lives reading self-help books or escaping to self-destructive distractions when we don't feel good, or we know something isn't right within ourselves or in our family.
We've all had that nagging "spider web" in our heads that won't leave us alone...reminding us of our unhappiness, sadness, anger or disappointment. Come to the country to experience the fine art of letting go, surrendering our battles, and gain a sense of mastery, of accomplishment...to begin to find the power that lies within you to be who you were made to be. This then lends itself to change in your world.
How we approach the horses is how we approach life....find your change at the barn.
Sunday, September 23. 1 - 5 pm
Developing happy and harmonious relationships in any family comes with its challenges, but blending two different families has its own particular bumps and bright spots. It can take several years, or more, for stepfamilies to find a groove that is comfortable for everyone.
The early years can be particularly challenging. Not only are new couples getting to know each other and developing their own relationship, there are relationships with biological and stepchildren to nurture as well.
Does the stress of step-parenting sometimes push you to the edge? Are you worried and upset about the clashes that your new partner is having with your children? What can you do to build a healthy blended family and make a good mix?
Join us for an afternoon of discussion, tips and guidelines.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 20.
forgiveness Women's Fall Retreat
Saturday, September 29. 10 am - 4 pm
- forgiveness -
Have you experienced a devastating loss or felt stymied in a difficult relationship – with an ex, parent, child, sibling, friend – or perhaps even yourself?
Have you felt powerless in it?
Do you wonder if the sadness, anger and resentment will end?
Are you ready to have it be different?
If you are ready for lasting change, join us for our Fall Women's Retreat, "Forgiveness."
Learn the steps of forgiveness in an afternoon, practice forgiveness for a lifetime.
At this retreat, you will have the opportunity to listen to the testimony of other women who have found the courage to forgive others for things that were done to them and found the courage to forgive themselves for things they have done.
Bring your greatest challenges and deepest hurts, and learn how to resolve them – for once and for all.
This is much more than just another retreat. It is the turning point you’ve been waiting for.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 24
YOung Hearts, Old Souls
A Morning of Learning with Your Daughter
Saturday, September 22 . 9 am - 11:30 am. Girls ages 7 - 9
MOMS! Drop off your daughters at 9...you are free to go grab a cup of coffee. Come back at 10 and allow your daughters to show off all they have learned about equine care!
Girls teach their moms how to build healthy safe relationships with horses. Paired activities which require clear communication between both partners help build strong and successful dynamics within the family.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 19
ONe afternoon. a couple's retreat -- SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 30.
Do you have one afternoon to spend on each other?
Would you like better communication?
Do you know how to show affection in a meaningful way?
Who are you as a couple? What is your identity?
Would you like an afternoon away to get to know each other once again?
Look for this popular retreat to be offered again in Spring 2019.
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.