Introducing the amazing gathering of friends/co-facilitators that we share our space, our love and our lives with. Each one having a unique personality, story and gift to share with our clients and friends.
Shady and I met in September 2001. Two months before, I had left a long term relationship and was looking to reacquaint myself with horses. I fell in love with Shady and over the following few years, we traveled BC and Alberta competing successfully in reining and freestyle reining. He has been a great teacher and mentor to me and many of our clients. He often spends time by himself but is very aware of everything that is happening on the farm. He loves working with young people. His gift is “love your alone time.”
May first appeared to me in a photograph I had received from a PMU farm in Alberta. I knew at that point that she would join our herd. When we brought her home she had just been weaned from her mom days before and was adjusting to her more independent life with courage. I used what new training methods I had learned to start working with her and helping her to discover her abilities as a reining horse. Although she was a willing partner she made it clear that she didn’t enjoy the high demands of a reining career. As I have shifted my own life path, it has become very clear that May’s purpose is to work with women and teen girls in the area of equine guided development. She finds this work very rewarding and is often first in making her enthusiasm known. Her gift is “unconditional love.”
Babs is a beautiful palomino that joined us nearly 3 years ago as a reining prospect. She enjoys spending time with the herd grazing in the field or basking in the sun. Babs is very expressive and sensitive by nature and absolutely loves being around people. She has worked with women and girls in providing many insights and teachings. Her gift “ask for what you want.”
Selena is our youngest and shows great promise in working with adults and youth. After having a rough start, she is certainly not the girl we first brought home. She wasn’t very trusting of humans and often became very aggressive in her approach. She is a totally different girl today after some healing and great lessons in respect and boundaries learned from the rest of the herd. She has lots of energy and now that she views humans as pretty cool to be around, she loves attention and hanging out.