I’ve been running Hoof To Tail Healing (formerly Salamander Therapies) since 2013. While I’ve always loved the therapies I do and working with animals. Marketing and background business tasks, are less my thing. But I am always willing to learn, so I’ve been listening to podcasts, doing courses and following people on social media.
While I have learnt a lot, I think I started to fall into the trap of trying strategies just because I think they would be me more followers, or it was what I think people wanted to read.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend reminded me of my first ever blog, that I started when I had an allotment. I always had really good feedback from that blog, as I think it reflected my voice, and I just wrote it to entertain and share the ups and downs of allotment life.
My Hoof To Tail Healing blog on the other hand, has still to find it’s voice. I’ve been struggling to find inspiration as my focus has been second guessing on what people want to read, instead of sharing what I have to offer.
Talking to my friend planted the seed for a new style of blog, that is just about sharing what I have been doing, and any tips that come up along the way. Something more like a diary than the common “5 tips on how to…” style of blog writing. Then when I went back to basics on a therapy session with Riaz (see picture of Riaz below), this week and just asked him what he wanted, I knew this was the way to go with my blog too. I am going to do nothing but write. With no agenda, other than sharing my holistic journey.
And with a new blog comes a new hashtag. I have to do something current after all! #BeMoreMe And here I am… with Riaz, as I hate having photos on my own.
Of course as with any change, it isn’t plain sailing. Full of the success of my therapy session with Riaz where I got some lovely reactions, and he moved me around to where he needed reiki sending, I thought I would do the same with a rescue dog. Unfortunately, though, I completely forgot to protect myself energetically, and took on all their emotion. It wasn’t until I was driving home, and felt like crying for no reason, that I realised what I’d done! Lesson learnt!
The day after my session with Riaz, I planned some light work in the school. But it soon became clear that the connection we had during on the ground, didn’t transfer to ridden work. It took me about 10 minutes to get on, as he just wouldn’t stand at the mounting block. This is an old issue, that I thought we had at least sorted at home, if not when we are out at other venues. But it seems to be getting worse.
This weekend we will be going back to basics, and just practising getting on, listening to each other, and not rushing.
I’ll let you know how I get on in my post next week!
So, I’ll be writing updates at the end of each week on my holistic journey, I hope you follow along too.