Journey with a Stallion

Five years ago, not long after I had started taking riding lessons, I visited a ranch in Mexico for a vacation. The ranch staff thoughtfully paired me up with their slowest, smoothest horse and I had a marvelous time. It has been a dream since then, to go back with my family and to enjoy…

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A Gift from Karuna*

A couple of days ago, one of our ranch dogs had her puppies. I was with her and watched in awe as every little puppy was born. Looking at these little beings breathing in new life, I started thinking about the Circle of Life and how amazing it is that when one soul leaves, another…

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Being in the Moment

Some months ago, at the ranch we opened the pasture gates to a wider open space beyond, and four of our mares wandered off to enjoy the greener grass. Sometimes they would come back to the bottom pasture to check in with their herd mates or for water, if the line had broken in the…

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Powerful Personal Experience

In August of 2014, I was at the Touched By A Horse® training in Calgary, Canada. My husband, Shawn, was traveling with me and we got an opportunity to participate in the “Working with Couples” training as clients. I was curious to be a client in such a setting. Shawn had no clue what the Equine…

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Self-care: Horses and Humans

A sorrel gelding lies in the pasture. Is he feeling okay? I tap into his energy. Yes, he is fine. He is resting. He feels safe and is recharging his energy. He is taking care of himself. It is breakfast time and there is plenty of hay in the pasture that horses are eating. Yet…

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