The Medicine of Horses

What is the medicine of horses?


I felt inspired to share a glimpse into the medicine of horses, the wisdom, depth and power of it and why, if you have an opportunity, you should come to experience them.

I can’t speak about horses and their medicine without sharing a glimpse into my own journey with them.

I remember from a young age asking the question and be curious as to who I was and why I was here. I had a knowing and I guess a wondering about the purpose of life from early on that would lead me to this path I am on now and to the horses.

Horses came into my life naturally at a young age. I didn’t grow up on a farm but each summer from the time I was really young I would spend the months of July and August at summer camps immersed in being around this majestic animal.

I quickly became obsessed with horses, as many little girls are, wanting to be around them and of course, at times, to actually be a horse. My obsession was not just a surface thing, but a deep soul stirring I felt when I was with horses.

When I was around horses it felt like coming home. I had an awareness of being connected to a deeper part of myself, and my authenticity when I was around them. It was as if when I was in their space, something clicked into space.

In a world where I often felt misunderstood or overwhelmed, being a sensitive person in a stimulating world, the horses gave me a sense of belonging and familiarity within myself and my place in the world.

I have known for a long time that there was something special about these animals and the places they naturally empowered us to find and connect to within ourselves.  

I had always wanted to create a space where I could share this medicine with others.


One of the biggest journeys we take, I believe, is one of knowing and uncovering the depths of who we are, seeing ourselves in an authentic way so that we can overcome and rise above the falsehoods that have been layered upon us or that we have bought into believing about who we are. This is what horses do.

And they do it in a way that is pure, authentic and undeniable.

As prey animals, horses are highly sensitive and attuned to the intention and energy of what moves into their space. They have to be, for survival, able to read what is beneath the surface of why someone, or another animal is coming into their environment. Is it for harm? Or for good?

Their feedback of how they read us is instant, pure. There is no baggage, no ego, and no agenda with how horses respond to what we bring into their space.

And in this way we are able to see our own energetic patterns and baggage more clearly, because it is really hard to deny or deflect what you are witnessing in how a 1,000-pound animal is responding to you.


My own perspective of horse medicine has deepened through my own experience, in my own herd of 19 rescue horses that have come to partner with me in how I am called to hold space with others.

Each horse carries what I like to call a medicine. There is a significance to who shows up for each person as they walk into the field, and how that connects to what is going on in their life.

There are many times where we are seeking clarity on what is keeping us from moving forward, where we hold tightly to our fears, and where we are uncertain of how to move ourselves beyond the places of stuckness that have been there for awhile.

Our own blind spots and filters and of course the chatter in our minds can have us making up stories as to what that is.

The horses will reveal what is really happening at the core of where we are being blocked, or challenged and also where we can witness our own strength.


When I bring a client out to my field, it is a organic experience where the horses are able to choose and respond naturally to each person. We move into a 50-acre field of horses at liberty and we let what is meant to unfold happen.

And sure enough, a horse or maybe a couple of horses, will come and greet a person as they walk into the field. I share and encourage my clients to feel into the symbolism of each horse and we start to begin to connect and get to the root of why they are and how we can shift where they are being stuck.

Is it a horse that carries the medicine of boundaries, which leads us to understand that not having boundaries is creating leakages in our energy which is blocking our flow?

Or maybe it is the lead horse that is moved to join us reminding us that it is time to step into our leadership and the failure to doing so is what is causing the stagnation.

Each horse carries both a universal medicine and a deeply personal one for each client. The clarity and the profoundness of having an animal partner and mirror to each person what is happening with them so they can connect the dots is deeply transformative.

Clients leave the field with me feeling clear and solid, release and empowered in knowing exactly what they need to tap into within themselves, and feeling the embodiment of it from just simply being with these amazing and intuitive animals so that they go back into their lives, personally and professionally, being able to create significant movements and brave movements that they had not been able to before.


The medicine of horses is one of deep self-awareness and reflection and mirroring so that we can truly see and witness our own progression and know the pathway to change and empowerment so we can begin to take the steps towards what we are being called to, both personally and professionally. And where we are no longer getting stuck within ourselves and where we are blind to our own wisdom and power.

Being around horses gives us the ability to sense and tune into a pure holding of intuition, sensitivity, boundaries, authenticity that helps us find a new way of being in relationship with the imbalances within ourselves and our lives that is centered in an embodiment of what it actually feels like to be in complete alignment with what we are seeking to correct within ourselves, without the baggage and filters that often come from our human to human experiences.


I am of course deeply biased to the profound nature and medicine of horses, and it has also been something I have witnessed over the last 7 years in the space of facilitating my clients that continues to empower the knowing that what we find in their reflection is a transformation and awareness that we can’t find anywhere else.

If you are seeking a powerful experience to move you forward in a place you have felt stuck, or you are called to witness yourself in a deeper way one where you own mastery and places of fear can be revealed so you can powerfully move yourself and your visions forward...

I invite you to come and experience for yourself the medicine of horses.  

The best part….

You don’t have to be a horse person to be drawn to horse medicine or experience it. All of our experiences take place on the ground. Many of our clients come to us having minimal connection with horses and often with a fear of them. This is very much part of the process of learning and experiencing a very different way of being in relationship with these amazing and beautiful animals. 


We love creating powerful and custom experiences at our beautiful ranch with our incredible herd of wise equine teachers.

To inquire or explore about a private retreat or mentorship with horses connect with us here. 

The horses and I await and are looking forward to who will be called to join us in what is always a profound experience of witnessing and growth. 

The Spiral of Shame

I was interviewed on a podcast today around the conversation of the shifts we go through that are caused by crisis.

I wasn’t certain what I would share on the podcast and found myself sharing about my experience with shame and there were some nuggets around it that I wanted to share here.

Shame is something that is very common. 

We all experience it as human beings, and I believe shame can often be the cause of our spaces of spiral.

A share...

I remember after I bought the ranch that I now live and create from, all 80 acres of it, I had really, really lofty goals.

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I began my year investing a large amount of money on branding, coaches to continue taking my business and vision to the next level.

I was excited. After all I had just come off of a really successful year in my business where I hit 6 figures and beyond, bought the ranch, things were aligning and feeling magical,  so I was feeling pretty confident about what 2016 would hold for me.

I had all of these goals and ideals and ambitions for my first year at the ranch, the things I would accomplish with my business, with my finances, and off I went.

The year quickly spiraled away from confidence and hitting my goals and I watched each month pass with not even coming close to what I had set out to accomplish.

My horse died. I had to learn how to navigate through hiring staff, leading staff (something I hadn’t ever done before) and learning what was the right staff support and what was not. I watched my money exit out of my bank account quite quickly, debt piling up again and then the shame began to arise.

I was a failure. I was letting people down. I was a fraud.

I measured my “success” with the numbers I hadn’t received, I was lost in my own fear and self doubt, losing that place of confidence and belief in myself and I was ashamed of that.

I would be holding space for my clients, teaching things while behind the scenes, I was slowly eroding.

The shame was debilitating and I isolated myself through that.

Until finally I couldn’t anymore. 

The crushing pressure on my chest was debilitating, my adrenals were in fatigue, I was not enjoying life, I was burnt out and then I got trampled by one of my horses.

And then something happened…

I started to talk to people.

I remember having a few girlfriends over to the ranch one weekend for a bit of a mastermind with just us and I started to reveal and share how I felt.

I was ashamed, I failed, I didn’t reach my goals.

They looked at me almost in shock and gently and fiercely gave me a different picture of what I had done.

"You are magic," they said. 

"Look at what you have stepped into, look at what you have created, look at your impact."

I had, in the midst of looking at my surface failings, forgot to see those pieces.

And then in a conversation with my parents, when sharing my financial difficulties, I broke down and spoke about all of the fears and shame I was feeling.

They said to me, "Are you kidding? We can’t believe what you have been able to accomplish in the last couple of years. We are so proud of you."

I was terrified that the people of my life would see me as a failure, a disappointment, even that I was failing my horses that I had in my field.


Here is what I learned through that episode.

Shame is a story. 

It isn’t truth. 

It is our own assumption and perspective that is viewed from the places of fear and insecurity.

It is not truth.

Most likely we are the only ones that are holding the things we have done or not done as shameful, most people from the outside looking in are not going to view it the same way we did.

In my own tunnel vision of shame I assumed and was terrified of how others would see me. I was so consumed with worrying about that when in reality, it was the farthest thing from the truth.

We can’t let shame isolate us.

I shared today in a podcast when I was asked what would be the wisdom and advice I would share with other entrepreneurs or really I think anyone that is on the journey, what would I give.

This is a piece that I think is so important:

Lean into your community and tribe of trusted friends, families and advisors. Do not hide your shame and isolate yourself because the prison and spiral will only get worse.

Allow other people to lighten your perspective to support and empower you through your moments of weakness that you are absolutely allowed to have.

I found the worst thing I could have done for myself is hide and suffer in solitude.

I felt like I had to protect others from my own self depreciation because I didn’t want people to fear or worry about me. I also was afraid of people seeing me as weak and how they would hold that.

I stayed in those spaces of shame and pain way longer than I needed to and the impact it had on my health, my finances, my enjoyment and purpose for life was incredibly detrimental.

My adjustment has been this…

Whenever I feel shame, I acknowledge it, give love to it and remind myself that it isn’t truth.

When I notice how it is impacting how I live my life both personally and professionally, I reach out to a trusted source and open up and be vulnerable. The relief that happens just through sharing is powerful.

Write about it, be honest with yourself about it and then open yourself to another perspective - what's another way you can see your situation?

Some place I often go to for myself is courage, that I have courage to create through my purpose, to try, to create, to go for it, and yes I have fallen and made mistakes through that, but I stepped into it.

That space often allows me to shift my own shame spiral to see the “positive" perspective of my failures and where I think I have let others down.

Shame can be a snowball that grows if we allow it to, but we don’t need to.


An invitation

If this resonates with you and you notice shame is a space that is feeling like it is holding you back, creating isolation, and just feeling heavy...

Find someone you trust to talk to about it that you know will be able to hold another space for yourself around it.

Look up Brene Brown. She is brilliant at speaking about shame. Her Ted talks and books are fantastic at enlightening what shame is all about.

Forgive yourself, and give yourself the gift of another perspective.

Shame doesn’t have to a be a spiral we lose ourselves in. It can be an opportunity for us to witness instead the strength of what we are courageous enough to step into.

Your coach and guide,

What's in the underbelly?

Every so often I start to become aware of an energy that is driving me from underneath.

I know this because I can start to feel irritated, or distracted, uncertain and I also notice there is a buzz that is feeling its way into my thoughts and into my mind.

I recognize these moments as something that is stirring and shifting underneath the belly of what is being orchestrated in my life. The discomfort or unease – and also the other energies around that – are making me aware of it so I can tune in.


I have been thinking a lot about my purpose lately.

Each year as I look to a new cycle I get curious as to how I can more deeply claim my work in the world. Where can I expand? What else is calling me?

There is an underbelly of energy that is saying to me, "Pay attention to your alignment, follow your truth and don’t be afraid to change courses."

I have felt the edges blurring around me lately when it comes to thinking and feeling into my spaces, where things want to shift, what wants to be let go of, what wants to be called in.

Our underbelly is our driver that we must pay attention and listen to, even when we are scared and uncertain of where it will lead us.

If you stopped for a moment to listen to the buzz, to get curious about the irritation and where it was coming from, to hear where the undercurrent of your life and energy are wanting to guide you, what would you feel or what would you notice or hear?


I have spent some time, since landing home from my week away from the Island, getting curious as to what this energy is that I feel.

I may not know exactly where this energy is leading me, i just know it feels like my engines are getting warmed up and revving up to take me somewhere that I might be a afraid to go but will no doubt lead me to where my intentions are wanting and needing to land.

What I do know and what I can share with you as this steeps a little further:

There is always more space for us to grow into our purpose, always more room for us to really anchor into the potential of our possibility and leadership, whether we think we are ready for it or not, or we are worthy of it or that it can be that blissful and simple to follow.

Be curious as to where you might be holding that energy in. If you notice the irritation sometimes it is because we are ignoring the underbelly and where it is wanting to guide us.

Let it loose, trust will it will lead you, be open to its guidance and don’t ignore what is being shaped underneath you, because it is taking you exactly where you are wanting to go.

Your coach and guide,

When Spirit Speaks, You Listen.

The space we held for our beloved mare this week was sacred. 

We learn each time we go through the passage of death with one of our equine beloved partners.

We get to deepen into a different perspective of how to hold and be in relationship with it.

This week was no different.


I did a video today in our Soul Group. You can watch that here. I spoke about the energies that cycled through and the symbolism of it and what Honey shared with us as we held space for her transition.

If you can’t watch the video, here is our summary of it.

Spirit is everyone and is speaking to you, if you ask and if you listen.

I always like to ask for signs. Even though I believe in this, there is still a part of me that is searching for proof in spirit, that I am not crazy, that there is a deeper space being held.

What we created space for with Honey was no different. Eagles came, at least 4 of them, and in Native American symbolism eagle medicine is associated with great spirit.

A hawk circled above us as well, a sign for divine messenger.

And there was a palpable energy of being enveloped in what I would call deep peace and love as we said our goodbyes.


There are many ways spirit speaks to us, trying to give us roadmaps and guidances along the way, but we have to be open to hearing them, receiving them and asking for them.

And also this side note…

Even if you do believe it is ok for you to sometimes need a sign as a reminder, we are human and forget like that.

And what Honey shared with us on our last day was an emphasis of how important it is for us to hold space for purpose, to not settle for anything less than where dreams are taking us and to believe deeply in our capacity to hold that.

Trust that there is a divine plan but know you must engage with it in order for it to manifest into your world. This is the time to really look at where you are hiding your dreams, stuffing them or fearing what if they don’t come true.

What if they do?

Let this nudge be the permission you need to go there. Ask spirit for a sign that you are being guided in the direction of purpose and whatever else you are seeking.

Remember you have wings and get out there and fly.

Your coach and guide,

What Are You Choosing?

A word about choosing.

I had several conversations with clients and future clients about the choices we empower in our lives.

When we are trying to decide what is the “right” thing to do and we are looking for signs to decide, how do we know what choice is the one the we should choose?


An exercise:

I don’t think that our choices are really about what is right or wrong, but more about whether we are in alignment or not.

And how do we know we are in our alignment? 

We first have to identify and decide what that is.

When I am feeling uncertain about something, whether that is about a life decision or a business decision, one of the things I often come back to is this:

Where is my alignment? If I am feeling murky about it, then I need to create time and space to get clear on what I am feeling murky about.

Where I start…

What feels like a really good space for my to lead from right now?

What am I wanting to empower in my life and how I want to feel?

Do I want things to feel spacious, or full, or both?

Do I seek ease and softness, or am I wanting the hustle and fast and exciting adventures of life?

Am I wanting positivity and soulful relationships that feel empowering to me?

Am I wanting a deeper space of purpose to hold around myself?


And another place of intention.

What is my soul wanting for me?

We can often try to make choices from our minds or fears not realizing it but whatever we spend time in we are essentially choosing.

Something I like to be thoughtful for myself and holding space to seek out in silence:

What am I truly desiring for myself and my life right now?

And then I write and I create clarity around what alignment feels to me in the moment and from there I can make a decision.

Sometimes when the decision is feeling murky it is because the alignment isn’t there.

Seek first the alignment and then align your choices to that place.

Uncertainty can just be pointing us towards choosing the clarity we wish to hold for ourselves and the place we want to create from.

Try that and see if choosing becomes a little bit more easier to lean into.

Your coach and guide,

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