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 …

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 …