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 …

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 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 …

Great Things Come in Small Packages

  The feistiest horse in my barn stands level to my knees. Last week, I was preparing the horses’ dinner, allowing my mind to settle into the tranquil state of being around my wonderful equine family. I carefully measured out grains and supplements, each meal individually tailored to the needs of our varied herd. I …

Fall is Here, and so is Spring

Sometimes a tragedy can blossom into a beautiful next chapter. Several years ago, my horse Grace suffered a terrible loss. Before I became her human, she was sold in foal from the RCMP Musical Ride to one of my clients. This would have been her third baby, which she would have mothered beautifully like the others. She would …