Archive for July 2017

Equine-Assisted Therapy

What is equine-assisted therapy? It can be about having a person with physical aliments riding a horse to stimulate muscles and improve balance. It can be about connecting a veteran with post traumatic syndrome with a horse that help teach self control and anger management. It can be about an abused child becoming empowered by…

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July 2017: Dogs Rule at Dunrovin

While Jewel and Kola are certainly the Queen and King canines at Dunrovin, they are not the only ones who call Dunrovin home—for at least part of the time. It has long been Dunrovin’s policy that our workers are welcome to bring their dogs to work as long as everyone gets along and none of…

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July 2017: Red Heeler Puppy – Part 1

  Red Heeler Puppy – Part One by Mackenzie Cole The red heeler had one eye. The other was sewn shut and there was a scar across her nose that was swollen and black. Her ears were both cut. One had a nick almost an inch deep. They healed with a gap, which left them…

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July 2017: Running from Weddings

  Operating a guest ranch is more than a full-time job in the summertime. It is a 24/7 job that engulfs our entire lives. It brings wonderful people to our doorstep, lots of different types of fun outdoor activities, and an endless amount of work that includes considerable stress in making sure that everyone, both…

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July 2017: We are Wabi Sabi

  We are Wabi Sabi By Hobie Hare   “Attune to the fact that nothing in nature is judging you, or wishing you were any different than you are.”   —Mark Coleman, Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path to Self Discovery.   I lived and worked in Japan for two years…

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July 2017: Jane’s Diversity with Horses

JANE OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF…? by Jane sparks SuzAnne Miller has a talent for encouraging people to stretch; to reach outside their comfort zones. You can resist (which she doesn’t take personally!), or you can lean into the growth. When SuzAnne proposed I work with her horses on camera, and also write a monthly…

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July 2017: Becoming a US Citizen

My July 6, 2011, letter to Carroll College on Daniel Birlut’s behalf says it all: It is a great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mr. Daniel Birlut’s application for admission to Carroll College. Daniel has been employed as the Ranch Property Manager for Dunrovin Ranch for the past two and one-half years.…

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July 2017: Kyla’s Many Gifts to Dunrovin

My life’s path in working with natural resource agencies has taken me into the villages and homes of many indigenous peoples across the Americas, both north and south. These encounters fed into a childhood interest that sprang from a variety of different sources. For whatever reason, my grandmother had framed and hung portraits of a…

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Hoping and Praying for Hoot

We are all very concerned for the smallest chick, Hoot. He has received relentless bonking by his older siblings and has been able to get mere scraps of food. It is a terrible thing to witness the sibling rivalry,  and we are all full of angst for his/her survival. However, we at Dunrovin Ranch are powerless…

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