Ever since I was a little girl I have had a deep rooted calling of purpose, a stirring within me to find what I was meant for, feeling deeply the connection to something that was greater than myself.
Horses were not in my upbringing, I didn't grow up on a farm or in a rural setting. And yet my passion for them was very apparent from a young age, and as of age 6, each summer was spent at riding camps. Horses became and have always been the lighthouse that has guided my life. I followed that passion into a career as a horse breeder, which lead to my journey into coaching and subsequently finding a way to partner with them even more deeply. It was during my training as an equine-guided facilitator that I found my calling on this earth.
As a young woman I struggled deeply with finding my authentic voice and the bravery to hold it. I always felt somewhat odd. Pulled by a desire to connect and live more deeply through my spirit, I was often confronted with fears and projections of being too out there, too woo, and too sensitive. It took me years to find the courage to step out boldly in the world to share my message and my authenticity of magic, woo, and inspiration through the deep relationship and majesty of the horse.
It wasn't until I found the gift in my wounds, my sensitivities, and my uniqueness that the success, fulfillment, and acceptance I was seeking entered into my life.
Horses and their medicine were a guide for me, a gateway and a place where I always found myself rooted into my authenticity, being reminded of my true purpose here in this body and on this earth.
They are these amazing beasts, mirrors and metaphors for our own spirit, taking us into places within ourselves where we remember beyond our places of insecurities who we are and why we are here.
As human beings we are not always conscious or aware of what our energy is doing, or where the disconnect between our actions, words and thoughts might be found. And we can lose ourselves to our own egos of who we think we are and what we think is happening around us.
When we are with horses the missing pieces, the gaps in our awareness, our stuckness and confusion on what we are doing “wrong” is brought to light. We are then able to have illuminatination in the places that we are holding ourselves back, or not being congruent in how we are showing up.
Often our places of stuckness, uncertainty and frusteration comes because we are not in alignment, there is somewhere whether it is in our energy, our focus, or the pathway that we are in a disconnect. And sometimes it is hard for us to discern or recognize where that disconnect or misalignment is.
My own calling and purpose is interwoven with these animals, I have always felt a calling to create a space for others to enter into their magic to experience what horses can bring us to within ourselves.
Horse medicine is I believe one of the most potent medicines we can gift ourselves with in the journey of self exploration, discovery and reclaiming of our capacity to witness and lead through our strengths.
Currently I reside and create from a beautiful 80 acre property in a valley north of Kamloops British Columbia with my herd of 19 wise equine teachers, most of which I have rescued to give a second purpose to. Our ranch is a retreat for those that are seeking to have a transformative experience to witness their own magic, get clarity of their purpose and know more deeply their medicine. In the space of our valley and our herd we create experiences that are catered to the uniqueness of our clients and those that are drawn and called to the medicine of horses, and myself.
The journey to get here, living my dreams and purpose with clarity and conviction was not easy, I believe in and know the courage and perseverance it takes to stand in something deeper than what we could have believed for ourselves and to be in pursuit of something greater that speaks to us.
We coach and mentor through our own experience of living deeply in tune with our purpose and the journey that it actually takes for us to create and step into the reality of our sacred work in the world. And it is a path that we continue to grow and evolve into each and everyday.
On a personal note
I am the eldest of 4 girls born in Montreal and raised in beautiful Dundas, Ontario. I have been a pursuer of purpose my entire life and my journey has taken me across my native country of Canada 7 times, finally settling in the beauty of British Columbia, Canada. I went to college to be a horse breeder, I have been a nanny, dog walker, intuitive card reader before finally bringing all of my talents into the spaces I now hold in my coaching both online in person with my herd. Along with my herd of 19 rescue horses, I share my life with two dogs Odin and Luca, and Luna the Cat. I am an INFP, Enneagram 4, classic introvert that prefers the company of books and nature over the busyness of the crowds. I love to spend my spare time enjoying the medicine of my horses and the land we now call home.
Trainings and Certifications
- Equine Science Production and Breeding Diploma from Olds College
- Coaching Training and Leadership Development through the Coach Training Institute
- Certified Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning Practioner through FEEL from Horse Spirit Connections
- Certified Equine Assisted Personal Development through the mentorship of Chris Irwin
- 8-month Apprenticeship in Equine Guided Coaching with Wisdom Horse Coaching in Minnesota
- Intuitive Development Certification through the mentorship of Hannelore
- 7 years as a Coach and Equine Guided Faclitator
- 5 years as a full time Retreat Owner and Entrepreneur