Shine Your Light

We’ve been working on a lot of things here at Wellness Based Horsemanship. It’s been fun, it’s been awesome… but it seems like we’re getting into a bit of a (maybe not so great) pattern.

It’s been over two months since I shared the idea of my mom and I partnering to create Wellness Based Horsemanship. It’s been two months since I let everyone know that the website would be a place where we would share what we learned as we grow, learn, and explore.

We’ve been doing so much, but we’ve been trying so hard to be “perfect” that we haven’t shared anything.

While doing yoga and moving this morning, I found myself reflecting on how much I want to be able to inspire and support riders, to allow and guide shifts in others’ lives, wellness, and in the horse community. I want to provide information that I know so many people are looking for… but I want so badly to provide it in the “right” way. We’ve been working so hard to make things “perfect” before we can share anything that we’re doing.

It’s amusing to find myself in this place, because that’s not my belief system. I believe that we all grow the best and the brightest when we support and share with each other what we’re learning. And I thought to myself… you know, I bet other people find themselves feeling this way too–that we have to be the perfect riding instructor, the perfect bodyworker, the perfect counselor, or teacher, or yogi, or mom, or rider, or whatever it is that you love to do.

Imagine the amount of stress we carry trying to be perfect.

To all of you out there who get stuck in the circle of re-crafting and perfecting and worrying and re-worrying… Know that there are people out there who need your light to shine on their life. There are people out there who would love to hear your words, and receive your guidance. What you have learned or are learning, you continue because you love doing it, you love others, you love horses. We all love our horses, and we all want to see them and each other happy and well. And guess what? We each have at least one thing that just might be what another person needs to grow, to help themselves, to help others, or to help their horse.

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Breathing in love & heart-flow with Cherish.

Be and share what you wish to find. You are the teacher you seek! Even when you learn from others, or your horse, they “speak” but you are the one who listens and molds it with everything else you know, do, and love. Allow yourself to be that teacher. Do things the way you wish they would be done. Inspire others the way you wish they could be inspired.

In that, you can do no wrong. Share freely, my friends! You’ve all got something gloriously beautiful, no need to tuck it up your sleeve for fear of what the world may think.

The WHOLE world will never LOVE what you do. But someone will.


In light of that, I choose to share more love, more inspiration, more thoughts, and more things that we’re exploring. I look forward to sharing more, and I thank all of the beautiful horse people and horses I’ve met who have shared their own “lights” with me.


The original note in my journal that inspired this blog post:

Inspire note

Published by Kara Cumberton

Wellness and horses are my things. I'm a rider, a bodyworker, and a college student studying integrative health and wellness. I also love nature, yoga, my dog, art, writing, and cooking.

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