April 2013 Archives

Amigo

April Horse of the Month — Amigo

Foaled in 1999, Amigo arrived at Sylvan Dale in 2006 with Cisco and LaGarita from LaGarita Ranch.

Amigo is a sorrel gelding with 3 socks and a blaze. He’s a great big friendly horse as well as a steady and hardy trail climber.

Amigo heads up our Adventure Rider Program with Krista as his beloved rider.

He also enjoys working with cattle, taking out trail rides, or winning Barrel and Pole events at our Friday afternoon Gymkhanas during the summer season. Amigo’s best friend is Pardner.

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Members of the Warrior Transition Unit of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, many still active-duty, and other American Heroes from the Cheyenne/Fort Collins Veterans Administration, enjoyed two days of fly fishing on our private waters this past weekend.

One trooper told me, “Ma’am, this is the most relaxed I’ve been in three years.  Thank the cooks, the guides, the owners, the donors and everybody behind the scenes for helping us have a much-needed break from our norm.”  You are most welcome, Sergeant Nathan!

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These smiles are almost as big as the fish that were caught!
Photo by Suzette McIntyre ~ www.PhotographyBySuzette.com ⇱


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Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.

Marilyn vos Savant

lady-with-cell-phone.jpgIn the modern times we live, it seems everything and everyone is ‘connected.’ But, as indicated by Marilyn vos Savant, electric communication is absent the orderly benefit of a shared environment. Although there are a wealth of benefits to electronic connectedness, there are also drawbacks. Perhaps like me, you have noticed the following:

– Interacting via social media has commonly replaced what used to be a meeting, face-to-face…
– “Let’s chat” has a new meaning…
– Texting has replaced the whisper, and is becoming a modern addiction (I’ve seen people texting each other when they were sitting together!)

Being ‘connected’ can enhance our communication, and it has the potential to greatly increase the frequency of our communication (much like the telephone did) — this is good. However, it is wise to consider the quality and effectiveness of our modern communication.

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