If someone would have said I would be living with Mustangs on a 5000 acre ranch in an RV...I would have thought they were crazy. 15 years ago, we didn't have horses as much as even be living in a region where there are wild horses. But the destination is as important as the 'journey'. This started several years ago as we made our eventual dream 'move' to the west, after a series of events, meetings and such the story began to unfold unbeknowest to myself, and to my husband.
But here we have landed this week, with a studio shed before us, and in a 30' RV on just under 5000 acres in the midst of 120 or so wild mustangs. Even as I type this morning, they are making their way outside the front of the compound. Many of you reading this will say 'it's a dream come true'...for me, its more about 'me' coming 'truly alive' to what my purpose and passions entail. The little girl within, has bloomed to become the painter, mustang advocate and woman that was being culitvated all along.
We can push and press to make our way all our life and never really hit the target, thinking we know whats the best path for ourselves...or we can learn to rest in who we are and what we love, moving forward one step and a time and trusting that destiny in the hands of the 'Divine' One will move us closer to who we are within.
And so begins, another journey...We will nest here and make ourselves useful on the ranch and for the mustangs. This will be my new 'painting' ground and the 'hub' for the Mustang Mansion while the tour slows over the winter season.
Living with the mustangs will afford me the luxury of learning them, their charachter, structure and more, to educate me to become a greater advocate and voice for those few who remain in the wild on our public lands. Living with the mustangs will affor me the luxury of studying body movement and perfecting my painting skills to produce greater works that reflect thier beauty and incredible contribution to our nation and culture.
Living with the mustangs...winter ahead...alot of work to do here at the ranch. My husband will be helping with some of the daily maintance and repairs that are a nonstopissue here,
I extend the invitation for you, come...stay for awhile...bunk in the Mustang Mansion, take a tour...soak in the beauty, listen to the thunder of the hooves as the mustangs pound across the range, put your muscle and mind to good work as you volunteer here at the ranch...there will never be a lack of work here thats for certain.
Time to busy this morning as I have some fenceing to run, and then later...
you will find me 'Running with the Horses'...