Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Diary of a Church Planter Week 9 - a lot to learn...about horses.
I have a lot to learn. In planting churches I have discovered that different towns can have their own culture. It is important to recognise and understand something of that culture. Part of the culture in Newbury is horse racing. I know very little about horse racing but in the small, young Bridge Church Newbury we have a man who rides retired race horses, another former show-jumper and another polo player. I live near Lambourne (home to 1,500 race horses) and not far from the Balding family. My neighbour explained to me how a former race horse, like Kuato star, can be re-trained for dressage. I am out of my depth and have a lot to learn.