Archive for March, 2013

PostHeaderIcon Sue-How Do You Love KIDS!

Today was another miracle day in the life of Sue.  She has her own little kids now.  It’s very evident that Sue loves little kids.  Little Kole was petting Sue and there was not even a muscle twitch on Sue’s body. She made certain her body was rock solid still so little Kole could do anything he wanted.

Kole learned natural horsemanship today with his Dad and Sue

That’s the biggest smile I’ve seen in a long time!  Riding a horse is FUN!!

Sue talks to Rob, “How am I doing, Dad?”  Rob replies, “You are wonderful, Sue.  I’m so glad you came into my life.”

PostHeaderIcon Dr. Paul and Austin Smith

These are the two men of the three men who greatly influenced my young life with horses in Osceola, Iowa.  I just found this treasure of information of Osceola, Iowa residents!  I’ve been searching for information about Austin Smith for years and years.  This fell into my vision today!  Enjoy…

Recipies for Living by Fern Underwood

Osceola was known in the mid-century just past for at least two breeders and trainers of Palomino horses. One was dentist, Dr. E. W. Paul, whom Mickey referred to as one of Osceola’s most visible citizens. “Wearing an elaborate costume, he rode a Palomino horse with a decorated silver saddle draped with glittering trappings in many Rose Bowl parades. One of Dr. Paul’s clients was movie and television star, Roy Rogers.” The other was Austin Smith, about whom Mickey wrote (slightly altered):

Austin Smith is remembered by (his grand­ children) as “a very gentle man” and “very humble.”  These are their memories of this nationally known trainer and showman of dressage horses, which are horses that perform under inconspicuous control of the rider.

Austin  Smith’s American Saddle Bred dressage horses were trained to high-step, kneel, march, sit, stand on two legs, and dance. They could Spanish trot, and trot in place. (Many of his horses) were headline performers at the major horse shows throughout the country. His ‘”Lucky Strike” performed for Ringling Brothers Circus for two years including performances at Madison Square Garden…

Austin Smith became one of the nation’s most sought after trainers. He turned down an offer to go to California to work for movie and television star Roy Rogers.  (His) performing horses were featured on television and Fox Movie Tone. Austin Smith was named to the coveted Iowa State Fair Horseman’s Hall of Fame in 1962…An article in the Des Moines Register quoted (him) as saying, “The strongest tool in training is the kindly word and a pat. Horses, like children, have different dispositions. It does no good to beat a child for something it doesn’t understand.  The main problem is getting across to the horse what you want it to do.”

PostHeaderIcon Joy for Your Soul

It’s an invisible thing.  It lives within your body.  It’s named often, mostly during a religious event.  It has never been imaged in an MRI or found during an X-Ray.  But it’s there at birth and no one knows when it exits at the ending.


Soul sister….Soul brother… Save my Soul… Pray for my Soul


Nathan Granner sings and the audience is deeply moved.  I’ve seen people at his concerts tear up and cry.  He sings; People cry.  People feel like they’ve been hit with an invisible 1000 lb emotion.  It takes us by surprise.  Ben Gulley is singing with Nathan now and their voices pair up.  This means they pack 2000 lbs of raw emotion.

Two thousand pounds  of emotion go into every pore in your body.  The 2000 lb voice sledge hammer slams into the deep portion of your human body and wakes up your soul.  The soul goes from zero to corvette max speed in a nano second.  The law of physics dictates that something must move when hit by a 2000 lb sledge hammer.  Some people break out in teary crying.  Some people stop breathing.  Others are taken from earth into a mysterious other world.  This is the moment of pure joyful soulful happiness.

That is the explanation of what happens when you listen to Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner!

On Monday, I was invited to a Gulley Granner photo shoot.  They recorded three songs for a promotional video.

I sat there  listening to Nessun dorum seven times.  I lost consciousness for a while.  They recorded another song, but I had been transferred to a Star Trek Universe for a while and missed the takes of that song.  My body was there, but I was traveling in fog underworld.  When I came back into my body, I underwent ecstasy listening to Ben and Nathan singing “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”.  ”Jericho” is on their new CD, Hymn!  I got to hear them sing Jeremiah seven times.  My soul was screaming!  I would walk over burning coals to get to hear them sing that song and my soul would never let the fire touch my feet!

I was “On Fire” the rest of the day.  My feet never touched the ground the remained of that magical day.  I’m so thankful to be “the mom”!

You can experience a 2000 lb sledge hammer in person if you purchase their CD, settle in and turn up the sound!  The Hymn CD!  Gulley Granner dot com!


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