Bend: Open to the Moment


The staff were intentional and always willing to take time to discuss history, answer questions, provide information, and all the while seeing each person they came into contact with as a person of value and worth. If it was devoting a couple of hours to talk with us, taking us on a tour, or just stopping to check in that we were doing okay, we were well taken care of and given attention. I felt that no one was seen as an interruption to work but indeed the interactions on the ranch are the priority.

The deadlines are not hard and fast; but determined by the horses, weather, and humans – several uncontrollable factors =). So there is great intention that there is time and space to have such profound conversations, to notice what is needed by a child or visitor or horse, and to just be with one another.

It was another amazing experience of slowing down and being with what is important. I find myself reflecting on my days and what is important and what is not. And I wonder, what consumes your time in your days? Are they the interactions that are most important to you? Have you created space for them?





















Keri and Kimra