Farewell my best buddy Murphy

Changing Murphy's Law (Murphy) February 1, 1991 to September 5th, 2010

As many of you already know, my dear soul mate horse “Murphy” passed away in a tragic accident Labor Day weekend. I was there supporting him throughout the whole ordeal, and held him as he took his last breaths here on earth. It has taken some time for me to be able to write and share this; it’s part of the healing process no matter how difficult.

To say that sharing this right now is out of my comfort zone is an understatement, but I know in order for the healing to continue, I have to step out of my comfort zone and “git ‘er done”. Murphy was a brave athletic gentle soul, and we found each other in 2001 by no accident…we were meant to be together and to teach each other valuable lifelong lessons. He was such an amazing teacher to me, and frankly he is the reason I am coaching today. He helped me to realize that following your dreams and your values are the most important thing for any one of us to do in our lifetimes.

So hug your horse, bury your nose in his or her mane and celebrate the relationship that you have together. There is nothing more precious than the time that we have here together on earth, and the lessons that we can learn from each other if only we open ourselves to the teacher and student within.

With love and blessings, Anke and Murphy


Murphy's story

Anke, Thank you for sharing Murphy's story with the world. What a special and wise soul. He was always one of my favorite clients. Just the thought of him makes me smile. Your bond with him is forever. Much love, Karen B.


Anke, This is so hard. I feel for you. I'm glad that you have Elvis to focus on and are getting to the point where you can share about Murphy. I'm looking forward to signing up for e-mail deliveries of your blog :-). Nanette Levin