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Winter Solstice Rituals

It’s Winter Solstice Time! As you may know, yesterday was the winter solstice. The shortest day and longest night of the year – where light makes way for the long restoration. It’s a time to delve into the darkness, swim to our depths, and bask in...
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Connecting with Your Inner Wildfire

As many of you know, wildfires have been racing across Southern California this past week. Symbiotically, I have found that fires burning inside the hearts of many of the people around me. I know I have personally felt an intense fire energy within my own body, mind,...
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Wild Fires

As some of you may know, there has been a wild, widespread fire consuming much of Southern California this past week. It’s been a terrifying and terrible event for many people and animals. People have lost all their possessions, families have lost their homes,...
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The “Bad Horse”

So often I hear equestrians labeling their horses “bratty, pushy, dominant, naughty, etc” when in fact their horses are trying to speak through their actions in order to get us to understand. I cringe a little every time I hear complex, valid behavior...
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Respect

Respect – It’s kinda a buzz word in the world of equestrians… “Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.” ~Annie Gottlieb Respect… one of the most commonly misunderstood and misused...
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Liberty Ranch

This week I have a really special announcement to make. Sometime in the next few months the girls and I are going to be moving to and opening up our own Liberty Horsemanship Ranch! This is a dream come true. I am so so beyond grateful for this opportunity! We are...
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Asking Permission to Ride

Earlier this week, I wrote a mini post on Instagram about the importance of asking for and receiving consent from the horse before mounting on her back to ride. Too often we force ourselves upon horses who do not want to be ridden, expecting complete control over...
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The Limitations of Being “Good”

“Now that you don’t have to be good, you can be free.”– Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert ep. 209   I heard this quote for the first time the other day, and it has been ringing through my mind ever since. It reminded me of a...
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Rejection from the Horse

Sometimes Annie loves to hug and cuddle – sometimes she doesn’t want to be touched. It’s all okay! As long as I don’t take it personally… A horse’s body is hers to rule – she gets to decide what she does and does not want done...
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Judging a Relationship

For the horse lovers who put relationship first… So many of us try to put our relationship with the horse we love on a sliding scale. We (knowingly or unknowingly) measure the progress of our bond. “How was our relationship doing today? Did my horse want...
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It’s Winter Solstice Time! As you may know, yesterday was the winter solstice. The shortest day and longest night of the year – where light makes way for...

As many of you know, wildfires have been racing across Southern California this past week. Symbiotically, I have found that fires burning inside the hearts of many of...

As some of you may know, there has been a wild, widespread fire consuming much of Southern California this past week. It’s been a terrifying and terrible event...

So often I hear equestrians labeling their horses “bratty, pushy, dominant, naughty, etc” when in fact their horses are trying to speak through their...

Respect – It’s kinda a buzz word in the world of equestrians… “Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which...

This week I have a really special announcement to make. Sometime in the next few months the girls and I are going to be moving to and opening up our own Liberty...

Earlier this week, I wrote a mini post on Instagram about the importance of asking for and receiving consent from the horse before mounting on her back to ride. Too...

“Now that you don’t have to be good, you can be free.”– Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert ep. 209   I heard this quote for the first...

Sometimes Annie loves to hug and cuddle – sometimes she doesn’t want to be touched. It’s all okay! As long as I don’t take it personally…...

For the horse lovers who put relationship first… So many of us try to put our relationship with the horse we love on a sliding scale. We (knowingly or...

The more time I spend with horses the more, the more I learn from the herd, the more I understand myself, the more I realize that horses/animals do not owe us their...

Trimming Leah at liberty outside the pasture, around the barn. I remember when Leah was a baby, still quite effected by her early trauma. A farrier came out to trim her...

Inter-species collaboration is so incredibly beautiful when it is mutually beneficial. All over the world you see wild animal collaboration that supports and aids both...

Desensitization vs. Empowerment – how do we inspire bravery and confidence in the horses we love? I asked you all last week, “what topic would you like me to write...

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