Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Horses have been a part of my life one way or another ever since I can remember, but it's not until I was 17 where they began to truly heal my soul. I was experiencing the divorce of my parents and all the heartache, confusion and pain that it entails. New schools, shared holidays, dating parents and everything in between. During this time, I most definitely was NOT processing what was happening with my family of origin in a complete or healthy way. I honestly didn't know who I was or where I was going in my life.
I spent a summer in the beautiful state of Washington where I worked at a place with horses. We cared for them and held summer camps for little girls teaching them the basics about horse care, horsemanship and how to connect with a horse. I couldn't understand it then, but I was drawn to them in a different way than I had experienced before. I experienced peace and understanding in their presence. The work was hard, the sun was hot and it seemed it would never end, BUT in hindsight they were healing me in ways I never knew were possible from a creature who didn't even speak my language. They were aware of me, listened to me, walked with me and eventually sparked my interest in their healing abilities. After this experience, I was able to att