I just finished reading a great book. Now I do enjoy reading but don’t take the time to sit down and do it as often as I would like. I’m an early morning person and so if I don’t get up at 4:30 I usually don’t take time to sit down with a good book. It was brought to my attention a few weeks ago, in a post by Mark Rashid, that Michelle Scully had written a book about her experiences with horsemanship and a horse related accident that had changed her life. I knew Michelle from having built a saddle for her in 2014. At the time I did not realize she had experienced a tragic horse related accident and that her new saddle would be part of her new riding life. I remember Michelle as one of those customers who knew what she wanted and challenged me to meet her expectations. I must admit that I have had several customers like her and though initially I don’t always fully appreciate the hoops I may have to jump through to meet the expectations of the project, in the end I am always grateful for what we were able to accomplish and for what I learned thru the journey. I’ve been getting up early as of late and just finished Michelle’s book, her first one by the way, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enrich their journey with horses. Her writing is poetic, and humorous as well, so it makes for an easy read. As all of us who have ridden understand, it is not a matter of if you will someday come off a horse but rather when. Hopefully we all learn from each fall just as we do from those everyday ups and downs that life throws our way.

I hope some, or all of you, reading this post will take a moment to get and read Michelle’s book, Broken, Tales of a Titanium Cowgirl. I’m sure you will enjoy the story and the inspiration to be derived from it as much as I did.