What’s in Store for 2020
Happy 2020! I’ll spare you from some of the usual “new year” stuff, but I wanted to write this post to let everyone know what’s in store on The Naturally Healthy Horse in the coming year.
Entering a new decade seems to be a natural time for reflection, and I’ve certainly been doing a lot of that lately. In 2012, when I began this blog, I never could have predicted where I’d be today. My life with horses has evolved a great deal. In 2012, I had recently left the teaching profession and as a newly certified equine acupressure practitioner and budding freelance writer, I was eager to share my knowledge (and research plenty more) in the hopes of helping people and their horses. At the time, I had five horses of my own, including a new gelding named Bob, who I hoped would get me back into the barrel racing pen after I’d been out for a few years.
But somewhere along the way, my goals and desires changed. Today, I no longer do acupressure on outside horses. Bob has passed on. So have P.K. and Kady. My herd now consists of three: Hershey, Lee Lee, and my newest, McCoy. I no longer aspire to barrel race and really, the thought of any type of equestrian-related competition no longer appeals to me at all. I live a much quieter and simpler life with my horses now; I rarely ride, but I still consider them some of my closest companions and friends. While I’m still very much passionate about holistic horse health (and holistic health, in general), I’ve also developed an interest in equine welfare and behavior, which is reflected in some of my more recent articles and blog posts.
And speaking of writing, this has also changed quite a bit in recent years, with a growing emphasis on my fiction writing (I have a website and blog for that too.) Last year, around this same time, I mentioned that I thought I was getting closer to signing with a literary agent for my books. Well, I’m happy to say that it’s finally happened! There are more “things” in the works, which I’ll announce as soon as they become official. 🙂
I’m still freelancing and blogging, and I plan to keep The Naturally Healthy Horse going, but I’ll be shifting my focus in order to feature more Q&A’s with holistically-minded equine professionals, exceptional horse stories, and a few more guest posts. As for my own posts, I’m always open to suggestions, so please comment below or contact me if you have any! I’ve covered many topics over the years, but I’d be happy to revisit and go more in depth on something if readers were interested.
Just to give you an idea, here are a few interviews/topics I hope to feature in coming months:
- Q&A with a naturopathic veterinarian, focusing on EPM
- Q&A with an equine behavior expert
- Q&A with Pete Ramey, focusing on rehabilitating laminitic horses
- Q&A with the founder of Equestrian Tai Chi
- Using CBD products with horses
- Holistic first aid for horses
- Rehabilitating a rescue horse
- Best of natural horsemanship practices
- and more!
I hope you’ll stick with me throughout the year. 2020 looks to be a great one!