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    Default Horse dreams column

    If you have a moment check out my Chron column about killing butterflies, inadvertently, and making horse dreams come true.

    Thanks
    Jody

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...ere-worth-wait


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    Lovely column, Jody. You are patient beyond belief. Or else you saw those boots as the culmination of a dream and, once you bought the boots the dream was fulfilled. What does a dreamer do without a dream?

    I am so glad to hear that buying them has resulted in continued happiness. Have you broken them in yet? Was that as joyful as buying them?

    The phrase which most aptly describes my capacity to delay gratification is:

    Lord, please grant me patience..... And I want it right now!

    I idolize people like you.
    "I used to have money, now I have horses."



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    Good article and good work on accomplishing your dreams!



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    nice writing, love the article!!! do you regularly write for COTH?



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    I love this! I just inherited a beautiful pair of custom boots from a friend who passed away. She never got to wear them and they are the exact boots I would order for myself. I will carry her spirit with me every time I ride in them. Boots are a special thing for us riders- representing our dreams, hard work, and desire for beauty in this sport. I will be writing a blog post about my new boots shortly and I'm inspired by your story. Thank you for sharing!


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    I really enjoyed the column! As HJSR noted, boots are special to us riders; they're more than equipment. I loved reading about your experience, Jody



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    Hjstyle.....I love that notion of you carrying her spirit every time you wear them. Ive started wearing my father in law's spurs from when he was in the Marines in the 1930s. I wear them not only as a good luck charm, but like to think he is watching and keeping me safe for his son.

    Equinekingdom, yes I've been writing for The Chron for a few years now. If you want links to more, email me at Jodybjaffe@aol.com.

    Ive been thinking of writing a short story about these boots and giving them magical powers

    Thank you for your generous comments
    JJ



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    forgot to mention, my next column is about putting on your big girl panties and woman ing up to the jumps, the trail, the dressage test.....whatever equine task that makes you anxious.



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