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 …

The Gift of Mortality

As another year comes to a close, I taste the tang of mortality on my tongue. Twinkling lights, candles, and gifts decorate the streets and homes, encouraging us to connect in the darkest time of the year. After feasts, celebrations, and New Year’s resolutions, it feels like the best time to be asking:  Can I …

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 …