5 Tips for Connecting through Conversation

One of the best ways to connect to others is to hear their stories - this breaks down our mental barriers of how we see "the other" and engages empathy. That being said, when we meet someone new, they are not necessarily going to launch into storytelling just so our pre-conceived notions of who they …

Why We Need Horse Sense in Business – An Interview with Gail Boone

I have always been in an entrepreneurial environment. Growing up with my parents running a television production company primed me to be thinking about how to best run a business. Now, an entrepreneur myself, the intricacies of business practice played a significant role in my pursuit of becoming an Advanced Eponaquest Instructor. Why? Because there is …

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 …