Learning About and From Horses
Blue So True by Sherry Jarvis 1/27/20
A little mule named Blue,
Was always tried and true.
From the very start,
He captured every heart.
He showed big mules the way,
And greeted you with his bray.
To ride him at a full run,
Was always a lot of fun.
While on a long, slow, walk,
It seemed you could hear him talk.
It didn’t matter what the trail,
He took you there without fail.
Those expressive long ears,
Somehow calmed all your fears.
He was trusted, never any lies,
From those beautiful brown eyes.
Even though he was short,
He was strong as a fort.
His middle name was love,
He was sent to us from above.
He was definitely an All-Star,
But now he has gone afar.
Whoever met him was blessed,
And now he is at rest.
He’s one we’ll never forget,
That is one sure bet.
There’s only one thing left to say,
We will see him again someday!
I started on my health and wellness journey 7 years ago. I had issues with my knees, hips, and neck. It had gotten bad enough that I had to grit and really cowgirl up to ride on my horse for long periods like I was used to. I was more than happy to get off for all the gates on a long trail ride... because it gave my knees and hips a break. One year I was teaching a clinic in WY and my hips hurt so bad after riding all day... I wondered if I could get back on the next day.
Also my neck would go out on a regular basis causing migranes, and it seemed I got every bug that came around. I was feeling more tired all the time and was having reactions to aspartame, msg, etc. My stomach bloated daily. I was experiencing numbness in my hands. I knew this was not the life I wanted to lead.
I really love riding and don't want to give it up any time soon. This was one of my main motivations to make healthy lifestyle changes. So I started going back to the gym with my husband to get in better shape. I cut out caffiene and started making healthier food choices. I did a group class with friends at my church called the "Daniel Plan". It was a great start.
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After taking these products for just a couple of months I was no longer suffering from the aches after riding. I threw my knee brace away and I even ran a 5 K two summers ago at 60 years old... And I had never done anything like that before. I trained for it but I could not have done it without these two products.
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I have so much energy my students call me the "Energizer Bunny". And riding is totally comfortable now.
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In 1998 Sherry began an in-depth study of deepening her horsemanship, searching for better ways to keep the stress levels low on both horses and people.
Being a trained educator with a strong emphasis in physical fitness and
psychology she discovered the parallels to becoming a better horseman as she continued her own learning journey. By combining all of her training and natural talents, helping others develop a deeper bond with their horse, while developing the physical performance
at the same time just seemed natural.
In 2003 Sherry finally took the plunge and started Heart in Your Hand Horsemanship
LLC full time. It started with a few clinics, private lessons, and taking some horses in for training. The first couple of years were spent training horses for others, traveling to do clinics, demonstrations, and speaking engagements as the business was developing.
In 2004 Sherry was honored to ride with Ray Hunt. And passed level 3
In 2006 the Women's Confident Leadership Camps were started at her cousins ranch Calamus Outfitters.
In 2007 she started the Youth Camps, Apprenticeship Program and Young Horse Handling Classes.
In 2008 she added the Horse Psychology and Exercises for Riders Classes and Boot Camp for the serious horseman.
In 2009 her first book was published "Win Your Horse's Heart (Be Better Horseman).
In 2010 she added the Horse Lovers Bunkhouse. And got to ride with Buck Brannamen.
In 2011 the Spirit Horse Retreats and Trail Ride Camps were a great addition to the other Camps.
Then in 2012 she started the facebook group SADDLE UP FOR CHRIST where she posts daily inspiration and encouragement for over 1200 members and still growing. The Spirit Horse Retreats were started.
In 2012 the new on-line Horsemanship Study Course has taken off very well, with expectation to continue building this program. Sherry also was able to ride with Buck Brannamen again this year. And added a Dressage clinic to her resume with Sarah Martin.
In 2013 Sherry was not able to travel as much as in the past because the Horse Lover's Bunkhouse, Training and Intern Program kept her too busy at home. She had 4 interns and about 12 training horses.
She also started a second business with Young Living to support both her health and her horses through the use of essential oils and other chemical free products.
Another exciting thing that happened in 2013 was the Mule Ride that Sherry took with her friend Joan to the Grand Canyon. You can watch a video of the trip at this link http://youtu.be/B6KDWXC39Pc or read a journal about the trip on her blog Sandhills Horse Sense . She also had the opportunity to ride with Joe Wolter and do some demos at the NE Horse Expo, plus be the coordinator for the cowboy Church.
In 2014 Sherry rode with Richard Shrake and continued to develop her skills as an instructor, host camps and interns as well as take in training horses, and continue to expand speaking engagements and Sandhill Oils.
Sherry also did her first Spirit Horse retreat away from home in Pennsylvania and also traveled to Texas for Young Living Convention. She also worked with Tim Rust ministering with Horses through the NE Cowboy Church Asso. and also hosted Paul Daily in Burwell with Wild Horse Ministries which was very exciting.
In 2015 Sherry rode Richard Winters for the second time. The first time was in 2003 in a colt starting clinic in WY. Sherry started a Tuesday Tip Live Video on her Facebook Group. She became an active person in the NorthHill Fox Hunt Club as well. The bunkhouse was more active than ever so there was not as much time for travel, except to WY for the annual horsemanship clinic, to Utah for Young Living convention, and quite a few speaking engagements for Christian Women's groups in IA, KS and NE.
In 2016 Sherry is looking forward to continuing to grow
the intern, camps and especially the Spirit Horse Retreats at Horse Lover's Bunkhouse.
So as you can see Sherry is always on the move creating new and provocative ways to meet the needs of horse lovers.
For more information go to www.heartinyourhand.com
Sherry started with horses from a very early age. There has only been 6 months in Sherry's life without a horse.
Sherry has always loved horses and got her first pony Ginger when she was only two years old, the same age as Ginger. They grew up together and were riding with the wind at a very young age. They were best friends and Ginger lived to be over 30 years old helping lots of cousin, nieces and nephews learn to ride.
Sherry grew up in a rodeo family, with a calf roping father and a sister and brother who also rode from the time we could barely walk. Sherry hit every event she could from team and calf roping to barrel racing and pole bending. She got pretty handy with a rope, and always like helping her Dad with his cattle. She even entered some queen competitions.
Besides rodeos, the family competed in 4-H, local horse shows and gymkhanas. Sherry had to practice a lot for these competitions. But her favorite thing to do was just hanging out with her horse, riding the pastures for pleasure, jumping the hay bales in the alfalfa field, swimming the rivers together, and pretending to be a pioneer, a jockey in the Kentucky derby, a rider in the Olympics, or a circus trick rider.
Sherry attended college at Chadron State College where she graduated in the top of her class receiving a BS in Education, with minors in Physical Education and Psychology. She has taught school and owned her own businesses the past 25 years. However scattered throughout the years she kept coming back to the horse training. The love of working with horses and people has always been one of her greatest passion. (She also is passionate about God and living a healthy lifestye)
When the natural horsemanship clinics started becoming popular in the 90s Sherry says, "I finally found it." She discovered the holes in her foundation that had hindered her from taking her raw talent into a harmonious art form. This new found knowledge inspired her with a greater determination and dedication to share the importance of a natural foundation, which will develop a relationship with your horse which will change your life. She just knew this was what she was supposed to be doing.
The more Sherry learns and teaches the more she realized that if we can stay in the moment and keep balanced without letting the emotions of fear, anxiety, or anger take over, then we can stay safe on our horse. It is when we are in the moment that we can truly become one with the horse. We need to be both mentally, emotionally, and physically fit in order to be in the moment.
Some of the tools Sherry uses to keep herself both mentally and physically fit is regular exercise, including yoga, zumba dance, and cross country skiing. She says these activities give her the tools to keep herself and her horse in a frame of mind where they can develop an amazing partnership.
The practices of yoga and good horsemanship both use many of the same concepts and principles. Both require us to stay in balance in movement by drawing from our core, to use breathing techniques and relaxation, and also to stay centered, grounded, and focused both mentally and physically.
A horse needs a good leader and being able to stay in the moment requires mental, emotional, and physical fitness. Sherry's teaching will be hard work and at times will push you out of your comfort zone. But the rewards will be well worth it when you become one with your horse.
Sherry has a burning desire to share everything that has been made available to her, and to help people realize their dream with their horses in a natural way. She hopes to be instructing students and sharing her passion for mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional fitness for horsemen and their horses all the rest of her days.
We hope that you will join Sherry in her unique, easy, and clear style of teaching in order to continue your horsemanship journey.
Check out her website at www.heartinyourhand.com for more information.