A Courageous Heart for Authenticity

The oft-cited expression that life is about the journey not the destination, feels particularly true in the context of this week’s interview. While travelling home from one of my learning adventures in Arizona, I had the good fortune to be seated next to an engaging, funny and compassionate young man named Aadil. We chatted the …

Saying Yes to Living Wholeheartedly

Last week, I said yes. Yes to go back to Arizona. Yes to growth. Yes to challenges. Yes to self-care. Yes to life. I thought I had finished my education in the south when I became an Eponaquest Instructor last spring, but it turns out life had other plans. This past week, I returned to …

Exposing my Heart

“You can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability. Embrace the suck.” – Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead. Last week, I officially launched my website and business, True Presence Horse Sense, offering coaching, equine facilitated learning, presentations and workshops. After an intensive apprenticeship with Linda Kohanov, I am now stepping into my role as …

Welcoming Flurry into our Herd and Hearts

Change can be a hard pill to swallow, for humans and horses. In a crisis, I am clear, focused and ready to lead those who may not be processing the situation well. My challenge comes later - learning to accept the change and whatever new reality that may bring. When a horse changes barns, this …

Heartfelt Goodbye

The past couple of weeks have been filled with challenge, joy, grief, exhaustion and so much love from family and friends. Last week, Sol Horowitz, my grandfather, my Zayde, passed away. My family is a close one. Growing up, I spent a tremendous amount of precious time with my maternal grandparents. Sleepovers, picnics, games, belly …

Trusting Hearts and Guts

It’s always easier to connect the dots looking back in time. I’ve had many moments in my life where I decided to do something that seemingly made no sense, but some inner voice shouted TAKE THIS ROAD! Leaving the city, becoming a farrier, buying a farm, and most recently becoming an Eponaquest Instructor, were all …