Gratitude Day 6
Horses mirror back what they see in us. Grace is a kind, generous spirit that a horse can trust. I’m grateful for all the amazing people Sapphire has introduced me to. Sometimes, visitors to the farm become our friends. 💞🐴#gratitude #wildcovefarm
Gratitude Day 5
Meet Agnes: A 2022 Graduate of the Fast-track Masterclass for Aspiring Horse Whispers. I hope everyone reading this has a friend like Agnes (if you do, send a text right now and tell them you’re grateful.) Agnes volunteered to farm-sit for a week this summer so I could take my longest vacation in five years. By the way, Agnes had very little experience with horses prior to her offer. The herd was (mostly) well-behaved, and Agnes went above and beyond. Not only did she feed, water, and clean corrals; she brushed, walked, and managed Sis’s boot regime. AND she captured Stella who broke into the green pasture. (Leave it to Stella!) “Agnes, I’m grateful for all your encouragement, support of Wild Cove Farm, care for the horses, and YEARS of friendship.” # gratitude #wildcovefarm
Gratitude Day 4
I’m grateful for my coaching clients willing to face their struggles and trust the horses and me to support their process; and I’m grateful for this generous testimonial:
“As Erin and I debriefed, she helped me focus on accepting my anxiety and move through it. Stella certainly made me remember that inner peace is still achievable. My nightmares have diminished in frequency, but most of all, when they occur I can recognize them for what they are: fiction. Instead of dwelling on them after I awaken, I find that now they seem more transparent and more easily moved on from. I hope to work with both Erin and Stella at Wild Cove Farm again!” ~Pat
Gratitude Day 3
Every horse has a story. Stella’s includes chasing cows, a six-inch scar on her forehead, and five owners in four years. She stared me down from inside her small corral for over a year before I did the right thing and called owner #4. Stella isn’t easy. She’s irreverent, stubborn, wicked smart, intuitive, and fiercely loyal. “Stella, I’m forever grateful for you.” #wildcovefarm #gratitude
Gratitude Day 2
Today, I pause with deep gratitude for all the gifts I’ve received being the steward of Wild Cove Farm: generosity of friends, kindness of strangers, courageous clients, hard lessons, and ample laughter! And of course, the horses, who I lean into daily for wisdom and comfort in a difficult world. It’s all humbling. The power of gratitude is no secret, it increases the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin (making us feel happier) builds our capacity for empathy (improving our relationships) and improves our outlook on life (resilience!). With this in mind, I’ve committed to posting a gratitude photo from Wild Cove Farm daily until January 1, 2023. I invite you to share images as well. Let’s pause, and be grateful together. Happy Thanksgiving.
Erin Fristad is the steward of Wild Cove Farm, located on lands of Yakama Nation since time immemorial.