I am starting to read your biography. makes me sad to hear how similar we are, yet how far apart we ended up .
good writing. I assume you editted and worked it some, . . or did you just write it perfect in the fifrst draft?
I'm sad some of you don't live nearby so we could be riding and learning partners. When you say far apart, what do you mean exactly? I know that we have many different experiences, but from what you've shared on the forum I feel we share the close kinship of being true horse people.
Well, my husband has read a lot about writing technique, and he says it's better to write things fast and flowing rather than trying to write it like a final copy. My sister says this too, and she's a library director so she's had many writing classes.
But unfortunately it doesn't come out of me like that, it comes from my brain more like speech - you kind of edit what you say before saying it out loud. That being said, it's more difficult for me to be articulate when speaking than writing.
Of course when you read through what you write again, you see things that don't sound right and change things. I would like to put it online in a better format so it is easier to read, maybe I can find somewhere to make it an e-book. It would be nice to have it edited a bit, but it's rather expensive from what I've seen. Probably quite silly to have a free e-book edited.
It's hard to describe why
, but there are reasons I want to share stories.
First, it's because I feel like they can invite discussion and criticism, and those are things that might help me in the future with horses. To me, opposing views help me either confirm my own views or else see other angles I have not yet considered. On my own, it is so much more difficult to learn (this is why why I enjoy the forum).
Second, I learn so much from others' stories, and hope other people will share about their experiences and the horses they know.
Third, I just wish people could appreciate horses for their individuality more than for what the horse can do for them. Does it really matter so much if the horse doesn't fit into our preconceived ideas of how a horse should be? What I am trying to learn how to do is celebrate the horse and their strengths rather than lamenting over their weaknesses. I want to learn how to work with the horse as a friend rather than trying to force the horse into some idea I have.