Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Accepting a wonderful award....

As I craft my 169th post, I have received an award, that I humbly accept.

I have received a wonderful award from Nuzzling Muzzles.http://http// as I read the reasons that she gave me this award, it made me cry. Here is some information about the award and some of what she wrote, you can link to her blog above to see it all.

Kacy, over at All Horse Stuff, created this unique and meaningful award. One of the things that make this award special and challenging is that you can only choose one person.

This Award is dedicated to those Horse lovers and riders that inspire others to go deeper in ability, knowledge and understanding of the Equine(s) they have been entrusted to. The good of the horse is the ultimate goal apart from pressures to achieve ribbons and fit into lesson schedules.

There are not many rules with this award...JUST :

1) that the person who is given this award, give it to only one person.

2) link back to this post, so they may have an understanding to its true nature. ( Intrepid Riders Faction Blog Post )

3) You can choose either the style at the top of this post or the one below:

I am always amazed by these awards and the thought that goes into them, someone had to create it, and think of who to award it to, and the recipients put thought and care into who they pass it on to.
Nuzzling Muzzles had some wonderful things to say as to why she chose me for this award.
"We all know that with the cost of health care being what it is even with the best health insurance on earth, it would be hard for most of us to hang onto our horses with all those medical bills. It is clear that Reddunappy loves and is devoted to her horses and her children, who are now adults. Her joy comes through in all of her posts. She reminds me to take the time to enjoy life. I don't think that anyone would argue against me when I say that she is resolutely courageous. I'm sure that she deserves and will appreciate this award. "
Yes I do really appreciate this award, I have had a hard road, I could ask "Why me" all the time, but I choose not to, and to try and enjoy what I have been given. My wonderful husband is who I credit with helping me get through all the hard times, without him I dont know what I would have done. The dream of riding my horses again is another thing that has helped pull me through and gave me a goal. I want to thank my daughter Meghan too, whom I blog about a lot, she does all the heavy work and stall cleaning right now. I dont consider myself a courageous person, I have just done what it takes to do the things I want, as hard as it has been, I am stubborn and persistent, I dont know how to be anything else LOL Just ask my Hubby LOL
Now who to give this too....
Hmmm, Lisa over at http://http// Orca Ranch comes to mind, with all her getting well she is working on, but she has been chosen already deservedly! She has been through a lot since she came off of her horse.
I would like to mention a lady who inspires me to take better care of my horses and their feet! LOL. I would put her in the, cohesive minority, catagory
Pat Wagner at http://http// Rainer Hoof Recovery, She lives just a couple hours north of me and She does wonderful Natural Balance and Barefoot work! Following the teachings of Pete Ramey and Her own experience. I think She has a lot to teach and has a genuine love for the horse. I dont know if She will post the award or not, but I think She is deserving none the less.( At least pick someone to pass it on to Pat LOL, and refer them back to this post! If you cant think of someone I do have a blog in mind, so let me know so this award doesnt stop. You are my first choice because I have learned a lot from your blog and website)
I have really loved learning how to blog and getting to know all the bloggers out there, my blog list is huge! so I dont always get to everyone. I wanted to list some of the blogs that I really enjoy! LOL but there are too many LOL see my blog list and you will find them.
Thank you again Nuzzling Muzzles, you have renewed the reasons why I keep blogging.
And an apology to Pat Wagner, I inadvertently thought she was a he, talk about gender classifying! I made it right and now I stand corrected!! I still think she is a great person!! And someday I will meet her in person, she isnt that far away from me!


  1. Hey, thank you so much, Red. I love your blog! I sure appreciate this award. One quick correction though. My last name is Wagner and I'm a gal!:0)


  2. All things corrected Pat!! Thanks

  3. Oh good! I'll have to check out her hoof blog.

    You truly are an inspiration, even when being humble. I suspect your family deserves this award too!

  4. Yippie...this is much more fun than I imagined!
    I am so happy it makes the heart glad!
    I loooove Pat and Spencer!GREAT choice!

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful award Red!!! I am sooo very happy that you've received this, because NM is so very right - you definitely do deserve it!!
    Wow, it's been such a long time since I've been here. I'm so sorry! There are just so many wonderful people and blogs out there, that I get scatterbrained and forget to check in on people. But, I am here and hopefully in the next few days will have time to catch up on what's been going on with you and your family. Again, enjoy your reward - I think you wholeheartedly deserve it!!

  6. Awwww, you SO deserve this. Like you, I'm stubborn...and maybe even a little bit obsessive. We strive to reach our goals, even through adversity and hard times, eh?

    I'm glad to know another truly special horse loving gal. I need to stop by here more often, too.
    Like you, I've got so many favorite blogs, that I find it difficult to keep up sometimes. hehe!

    (((HUGS))) for you!


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