As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we much think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau
What an amazing thought to start out a new year! How often we expect the pathways of our life (and our mind) to be already cleared and well worked when we haven’t even walked over them but once or twice.
The photo was taken on the Powderhorn Ranch in Douglas, Wyoming in the summer of 2009. The trail leading through the photo starts you on a journey that leads to the most amazing vistas and really fits the quote here.
The subject in the photo is Miss Holly True on her horse, Cinch. Holly is becoming such an amazing horsewoman. In 2009, I watched her work through Ken McNabb’s three week program for the first time (her second time I believe). Her talent was obvious even though she was the youngest in our group. In 2010, when I was out in Wyoming for one of Ken’s Cattle Working clinics, Holly was there and I watched her work with an older sale horse. Her timing was excellent. She has a lot of natural talent and so much ambition and drive it is truly inspiring. You can find out more about the Trues and the Diamond McNabb Horse Sale at their website: http://www.dmhorses.com.