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Sue’s Journal: Do What You Love

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Marc Anthony

As time moves on, so does life, and I’m excited to be steering my business in new directions as well as continuing to do what I know. My work treating horses is a passion, and it’s rewarding to be able to help horses and their owners in so many ways. As I grow older, I am less keen on travelling. The clinics where clients bring their horses to me are successful and continuing to grow. My body puts limits on physical effort, and I adjust my techniques so that they work for me, for the horses, and for the owners I treat for. I have always said that I want to be working when I’m 70, and I’m putting stuff in place to give me the best chance of doing that.

My passion for writing developed later in life. The publishers J A Allen approached me to write ‘Horse Massage for Horse Owners’ after one of their editors watched my DVD of the same name. I was very nervous, but since I’m a ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ kind of a person, I agreed. Being married to a photographer definitely helped!

My enthusiasm for the concept of Brain, Pain or Training had been growing for many years. When the ideas finally crystallised into the form of a book, I approached J A Allen and they accepted it for publication. That book feels like my life’s work up until that point, condensed into just a few pages. I’m eternally proud of it, and of the DVD we produced to support it. Again, being married to a cameraman and editor was helpful!

Now, four years later, I’m no longer married, but my passion for writing is just as strong. I’m working hard to put together a sustainable strategy to build a business writing and sharing knowledge online. I want the freedom of time that offers, as well as the ability to help horses throughout the world.

How can I help you? What would you like me to write about? What advice do you have?

I look forward to hearing from you!

© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio 2021

Treating your horse with care, connection, curiosity and compassion