Sticking Together Alone – Connecting from Self-Isolation

As many others are doing, I’m self-isolating. Last week, I came into contact with two people who are now being tested for COVID-19/Coronavirus. As I wait for their test results to come in and I listen to the news, I’m hyper-aware of what this could mean in all its dark and gloomy glory. I’m also …

Being Open to Joy Despite the Pain – One Girl’s Resilient Story

The old adage, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, comes to mind every time I lay my eyes on Spring. Not spring the season – although after surviving this past winter, perhaps that too. The Spring I am referring to, is a miniature horse who became part of my equine family in the summer …

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 …

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 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 …