Friendship Heals the Heart

Good friends are rare, especially those who stand the test of time. While in high school, I experienced significant bullying in the earlier grades. I attended an all-girls school which proved many of the stereotypes true: intense cliques, backstabbing, harmful group-think, and low self-esteems that resulted in higher than normal percentages of eating disorders and …

Healthy Heart, Healthy Business

Returning from Arizona after completing my final Eponaquest Instructor's course was bitter sweet. The sweet: I love coming home to my farm and reconnecting with my human and horse family. Getting back in the swing of farrier life has its physical challenges - it doesn’t take long to get out of shape! Despite the workout, it feels …

A Heart for Knowledge

As a farrier, continuing education is important to me. Every year my business partner, Rodd, and I travel to various clinics and conventions in Canada and the United States so we can keep learning, improving, and helping the horses we serve. A few years into my farrier career, I attended the International Hoof Care Summit …

My Horse Heart and Yours

“My Horse Heart” not only refers to my love of horses, it symbolizes a way of being. The average horse’s heart is at least ten times the size of a human’s. Sometimes I envision my own muscular organ growing and expanding to that size so that it can completely encompass all the magnificent attributes of these …

My Interview with Linda Kohanov

Linda Kohanov is an internationally renowned, best-selling author. Her five books explore how people can gain important life skills working with horses and learning from their way of being. She is the Founder and Director of Eponaquest in Arizona, and travels the world giving countless workshops and presentations. Since I began an apprenticeship learning to be …

Strangers in the Night

The last couple of weeks have been tough. My husband, Aquila, had emergency surgery rendering him bedridden for several days. He has been very slowly regaining mobility. The outcome is still unclear, and we will find out more in the near future. Our struggle has felt all-encompassing and exhausting. But our stress is not what …