I finally had some time a few weeks ago to spend with my horse. Don’t get me wrong, she lives on our property. I see her at least twice a day. But it usually involves feeding, changing blankets as often as the weather changes, grooming and cleaning her stall.
I actually had some time to groom her, snuggle and lunge her. I didn’t ride because I haven’t ridden her in months, and I just wanted to limber her up. I am getting older, she is getting older. I know I need to stretch and warm up before doing much!
What I noticed was all the white/grey hairs around her eyes. She is 15 this year. I have had her since she was a yearling. It doesn’t feel like I have had her for 14 years. Where does the time go? Coincidently, I have lots of grey hair too! But, I color mine ! But coloring the evidence doesn’t make us any younger. We are still the age we are, we still have the ailments, still feel the aches and pains.
I think the grey hair is a wake up call. Time is short, life is short. Don’t procrastinate, do everything you can to live with no regrets.
In 1997, I started my real estate career. It was years later, about 2005 when I noticed I was selling a fair amount of acreage and horse property. Being a horse person, I knew a lot of other horse people. It was fun to sell country property, and thought it would be great to create a purposeful website for acreage and horse property in Oregon. In 2008 I came across a program that was designed to help real estate agents build a niche website, which took about a year of research, planning, and design. Then, in 2010 we launched the site, promoting it at the NW Equine Expo. Since then, the business has steadily grown. You can read what some of our clients have to say.