2016 has been a tough year filled with a few bumps in the road and unexpected challenges. It's been a year of reflection, a year that makes you look at what's important and a year that has helped separate the small stuff from the things that matter.
Alyxx and Cyclone in 2007
One of the things I've always wanted to do was get our daughter engaged with horses. I want her to develop a relationship with a special horse, I've wanted her to have an outlet during her life, I've wanted her to be able to turn to her horse after a tough day at school, frustrating day at work or during a tough year. I've wanted it for her but didn't want to push her toward the decision. I've wanted so bad for her to want it. I've wanted to share the passion and not push the passion.
Alyxx and Toaster 2012
So here I am with too much to do at work, I'm behind trimming the horses, I'm behind at home, I feel like I've been playing catch up all year. More than ever I need a couple weeks at home catching up and getting my head above water. Then the moment I've been wanting, Alyxx called me on the way to school today and asked me if we could do her first endurance ride together this weekend on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. She knows I'm busy, knows Mom has a broken hip but said she really wanted to go.
Alyxx and Tambre 2016
The answer is yes! It's what I've wanted for her, it's what I've dreamed about for her. Catching up at home and some of the items at work will need to wait.
It was a good lesson and time to ask myself some pointed questions. Why are we doing this? What is important?
President & CEO
I have been President and CEO of EasyCare since 1993. My first area of focus for the company is in product development, and my goal is to design the perfect hoof boot for the barefoot horse.