Burn Baby, Burn
Sand pine, a common pine in dryer climates, have cones that remain closed for years. It’s not until fire burns the mature trees that they open and reseed the burnt ground.
In many ways I feel like one of those cones, currently being torched, starting to open up and allowing my seeds to find soil.
Starting a business is challenging, running a business is even harder.
I’ve never been one to step down and give up, and I was taught at a young age “it’s the follow through that makes the difference”. (Golfing parents)
I have a lot of trust and tend to jump in, before considering if I have everything in place. That’s what’s made me who I am though, and that’s what’s created this company.
The Institute for Equine Assisted Practices is growing into more than I could have imagined. This entity is creating opportunities for others to explore the healing of the horse-human connection, both as clinicians and clients. The population we serve will triple in the next 6 months, and while I experience this time in my life as hot and scorching, I know that every little seed falling into place, will settle and grow into something new.
I am humbled by what is unfolding, and I am doing my best to remain standing while the new trees have an opportunity to take hold.
Asa Woodman is the founder of the Institute for Equine Assisted Practices and a passionate student of life.