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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. (In my professional career life, I am an associate professor and academic library director at a university. Which is how I support my horse habit!) I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. Although I've been around horses my entire life, I started Parelli Natural Horsemanship in November 2003 but didn't start this blog until May 2006. I currently am an official Level 3 student (I am not too good at getting my official assessments done - not a fan of being videotaped.) I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, Reiki, Photonic Health Red Light Therapy, Young Living Essential Oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, Bach flower essences, and more. Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reiki On


Tonight, I was taking care of the chickens, horses, and geese after another long work day. Today, I had to drive to two and a half hours (one way) for a two hour meeting. It was really good but I hadn't slept well the night before. Anyhow, my chickens were not quite ready to go inside. I sat down and decided to just live in the moment and enjoy them rather than just head back to the house (like I have been). I found myself giving Reiki to the flock and meditating, eyes closed, and did a grounding exercise. Originally, they were ignoring me. When my eyes opened, the adults were not around (they were in the coop when I arrived) but the youngsters were all standing near me, quiet, totally still, and looking at me. Once I smiled at them, they moved on, ate and drank, and put themselves away. It was wonderful, lovely, and very gratifying. My horses, dogs, cat, and cockatiel all love Reiki too. :)

I use essential oils when giving Reiki (not all of the time but often). Sometimes just aromatherapy, other times applied. (Animals and people) I am drawn to certain oils with each client. (Crystals too - sometimes I use the red light after a session as an additional healing tool.) I use essential oils on my dogs and horses. I have a reference book, written by a veterinarian. I use it as a guide. I only use Young Living therapeutic oils as they are excellent quality and pure. I trust them. I have used them orally, aromatically, and topically.

I have a Reiki dog client that I used aromatherapy during his session. I used YL Grounding blend. He seemed to enjoy it. So did his cat sister. (Cats are a little trickier with EO's.)


The Universe is an interesting place.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I am now a Reiki Master/Teacher!!


It's official, I am now a Reiki Master/Teacher. My class was last night and it was an incredible experience. My attunement was emotion invoking, opening as well as closing, helping bring quiet to my mind, closure in my heart. 

This morning I felt fantastic, better than I have in a very long time. I am positive that it is because of the group I was with, wonderful women with strong energy. Wow. 

The final attunement was tonight done at a distance. My crown and third eye chakras really opened up. For the event, I sat in the dark outside on a step stool, just a little light from the barn illuminating the area. I closed my eyes and sat quietly to receive the energy from my teacher. My horses surrounded me. They nuzzled and nibbled, they breathed deeply and then got very still. My extroverted horse Fosse started grooming me, I peeked and just knew I would see him. It felt fun, joyful, and perfect. The attunement and undemanding time with the horses was precisely what I needed. My mind was totally clear and in the moment. Amazing and miraculous.

If you are interested in learning more or having. Reiki session in person or at a distance, for yourself or your animals, let me know.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Almost done... Sort of.


Rick has been very busy!! Check out all of the varnishing, wood work, and more. We are closer to completion and all the time and energy have been worth it. The next big piece is finishing the lounge. That said, we are ready for fun!!





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enjoy your horses, even if you only have a moment


Enjoy your horses, even if you only have a moment. Truly, take any moment and make it a puzzle and playtime. A five minute session can be the key and sometimes more impactful than an hour of drilling. 

Tonight, I was exhausted and very short of time but he horses engaged with me when I was going through the gates in the driveway. So, I played at liberty asking them to back, straight and in an exuberance walk. Different directions down the lane. It was fun and interesting to see how each horse with different horsenalities responded and how they reacted to going in different directions. It was fascinating to see how they watched one another and engaged in hers-dynamic play. The session was brief, it was fun, it was appreciated and, we ended with some friendly scratch time. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reiki Sessions Available



Natural Horse Lover Farm offers Reiki sessions at your place or ours for you, your horse, dog, and all other animals! Reiki is a Japanese technique using gentle hands-on healing method with hands gently on or slightly over the body. Reiki is the channeling of Universal Energy for... the purposes of healing. It is that is safe, effective, and beneficial for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs and can be used for any issue you or your animals may have. (It is not a religion nor a replacement for necessary medical and veterinary care.) To learn more about Reiki and its benefits or about other natural therapies and techniques offered at NHLF, please contact me. info@naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

EVENT: Essential Oils 101: For Your Family, Animals, and Home


I am doing a class for the Local Living Venture on essential oils! Join us on September 18th, 6:30-8pm in Potsdam, NY at the Potsdam Community Room, Civic Center, 2 Park. The class is called, "Essential Oils 101: For Your Family, Animals, and Home." If you'd like a class like this, let me know! I can host it at the farm or come to you! Local Living Venture's website and announcement can be found here. For a PDF version of the flyer, contact me!  (You can also click on the image to read the announcement.)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stop and listen!


Stop what you are doing and listen to your horse.....your relationship,will improve dramatically. I learned this clearly years ago when interacting with my right-brained introvert, Whiskey. (I am a left-brained extrovert). The task was hard for me but in the end, the lesson became an epiphany and changed how I interacted with all horses. This made my interactions all far more interesting, satisfying, and successful. How do you get started? I recommend a horsenality and humanality charting exercise....and often! Study horsenality articles, video, and more. And, if you can, get the reports done by Parelli! The work is fascinating.