Inspiration | Rick Hawthorne

Inspiration doesn’t even begin to describe Rick. I’m so blessed because I’ve had the opportunity to attend vaulting clinics with him a few times, both on the barrel and horse, and also have him warm-me up during Nationals (which unfortunately coincides with my most embarrassing moment). He’s, by far, one of the most intense coaches I’ve ever had.

To watch him coach people who have never been able to walk, but under his guidance can now stand on a horse is AMAZING. Other people are doing similar things with vaulting, and I love it. My favorite might be seeing children who had no body control grasp the handles, swing up to the flag and then take their first steps off when they dismount the horse.

It’s difficult to say, “No, I can’t do this,” when a man with one-arm can. He’s tough, but encouraging. He doesn’t let you give up, he KNOWS you can do it. I think this is what makes him great. For whatever doubt you have in your mind, he’s got more than enough faith for the two of you. His faith and belief makes you believe that it is possible.

Rick is the best, his horses are amazing and his message in inspiring.


Days 17-29

So for my excuses on why I didn’t keep up with posting: work, traveling back home, baby nephew, friends, sickness and lack of sleep. BUT I DO HAVE PICTURES! So I won one and lost one battle. Here are the final pics of February:

17| time
18| drink
19| something you hate to do (dance…I know, but I’m terrible at it)
20| handwriting (best raisin bars you’ll ever have)
21| a fave photo of you
22| where you work
23| your shoes (LOVE my PLC- buy shoes, save lives- klash)
24| inside your bathroom cabinet (I don’t really have a cabinet, so I used an old pic of my cabinet last summer)
25| green

26| night (everyone’s a Lobo…even in the dark)
27| something you ate
28| money
29| something you’re listening to (pickleball- it’s 24/7 pickleball at KKi HQ)