One Moment in Time

      It’s not often that you can point to an exact moment where your life changes. Mine did with the words “ you can ride the new horse if you want to.” Punk was a 6 year old OTTB … a leggy redhead that had more issues and quirks than any horse I’ve […]

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Celebrating My Rescues

This was originally written not long after Mia joined the pack. All of my teachers are rescues. All are blessings!   Mia made the Belmont County Animal Rescue League newsletter…their Where Are they Now? edition. But, this is the picture they used….Mia in class. The text with the picture: (in Mia’s own words) My new […]

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I Have a Horse!

This is a story from a while back that I thought you may enjoy and that I need to revisit from time to time. A little girl knocked on my door yesterday. She was selling candy for her dance school. (it was Sarris candy, a local delicacy, so of course she gained easy access to […]

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Sharing the Life

There are many things in my life that I would rather have not gone through….the difficult choices, the tough times to get where i am. But then, I meet students that are just beginning their journey to their dreams, and I realize that what I have learned may help them along their way. I get […]

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Believe in Yourself

I always tell my graduates that they will be stunned by the support they receive from unexpected sources. But, they may also be stunned by the lack of support they may get from those whom they thought were friends. I had a call from a graduate this evening that experienced the latter. A bit of […]

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Always room for one more

I wrote this after I lost my Dane mix, Hank, and Abner joined the pack. I’ve had a few folks comment that they thought it was too soon after Hank’s transition for me to get a new pup. Thinking, perhaps, that I was not honoring the loss of that wonderful life. I thought I’d try […]

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Massage and Reiki: A Great Combo

The time I spent with a new client this morning brought the importance of energy front and center. This was a pretty quirky mare. As soon as I stepped into the stall, she had a wariness about her. Not fear, so much. Just her being watchful of me. I was told that she had a […]

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Wanna Buy a Cool Shirt?

During my most recent equine massage class, one of the students remarked that I should have shirts made with my logo prominently displayed. “We could buy them. It would be cool.” I said “Do you know what would be even more cool? Take what you’ve learned, go home and use that knowledge and those skills […]

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Welcome to my blog

When I first began offering equine massage, I didn’t even own a computer. Now, statistics show that 85% of business is done online and here I sit, starting a blog. The massage industry has changed, also. First off, it’s an industry. The field has expanded. Back then, I was the only equine therapist in the […]

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