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 …

A Heartfelt Approach to Medicine

I could say a lot of negatives about social media, but sometimes it serves a beautiful purpose. A couple of weeks ago, I received a heartfelt message from Victoria Korsos, a woman I haven’t seen in many years. In fact the last time we saw each other we were twelve years old, graduating from Willingdon …

A Heart for Music

I’ve always loved music. Over the years, I’ve gravitated towards different instruments: piano as a kid, trombone in high school, and finally guitar after realizing that trombone isn’t quite as much fun around a campfire. Although it took me a while to pick it up, the guitar has become more than an instrument, it is a …

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 …