Last month I had the honour and privilege of meeting a wonderful and courageous soul whose deepest desire is to make a difference in the world. A difference in the lives of people; young people in particular who are living with the painful consequences of trauma. A life she herself, lived and triumphed over. Her dream was to spend her retirement working on the
Yesterday, August 27th (which just so happened to be my birthday) we welcomed another beautiful soul into our family and the Wisteria herd. Mae is a 13 year old Belgian x Appaloosa and was rescued from going to slaughter in 2018 by an amazing rescue organization - Second Chance Cheekye Ranch. SCCR is dedicated to providing a second chance at a forever loving home
“Every cloud has a silver lining” What I wouldn’t give to open the barn doors each morning greeted by Romeo’s bright gaze and his notorious head-bob that announced his eager enthusiasm to embrace the adventures of a new day! What I wouldn’t give to once again walk by his side, to and from the pasture, marveling at the power and strength contained within
All of us here at Wisteria are navigating our way through Romeo’s loss and the seismic shift it has created in our day to day lives. Not the least of which is being felt by his “girls” – Cricket, Rayne and Cassi. Within each herd there is a hierarchy and each herd member fulfills a specific role. When a member of the
Every now and then life delivers us a seismic blow, the likes of which, rearranges the very landscape of our day to day life. And it serves as a stark reminder to fully embrace each present moment, for that is really all we have. On Friday, June 21st we tragically lost one of our beloved equine teachers and a member of our
Recently I was asked to offer our Meditation with Horses experience to a corporate group planning a 2-day retreat here at Wisteria Acres. It was explained to me that there were a few “science-minded” people in the group, and could I speak to the scientific benefits of meditation. “Sure!” I assured her. As more of an intuitive-feeling-based person I was aware of the
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