About Me

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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. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


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Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year and New Connections!

While planning your new year, consider connecting with Natural Horse Lover Farm! We have events and services for you, your pets, and your horses. If you don't see something you want, just ask! Anything from lessons with your horse, play dates, first aid, Reiki sessions, classes, other natural therapies, and SO MUCH MORE! Be sure to go to our website and check us out. We are not your typical horse farm and are not just for people with horses! Please share. http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com/index.html

Monday, December 22, 2014

You can say no

I read the Stacy Westfall Blog post, " The first horse I refused to train" this morning with great interest, frustration, and applause. Before you read my commentary below, go read her post

Okay, you're back.  Now take a breath, reflect, and read on.

To me, it is vital that everyone is on the same page in these kinds of training arrangements and that expectations are clear, principles and goals align. It is the same with any kind of service arrangement really, communicate, be clear, and be willing to recognize when the situation is just not workable. I applaud the Westfalls for their decision. Remember that it is okay for either party to realize the situation is not right and to walk away. You don't have to provide anything to anyone if you don't want to. 

I have a very clear and firm standard of how things roll at my farm and will not bend my rules or principles to suit someone for the almighty dollar (and Rick is in total agreement). I frankly don't care to and will not have anyone at my farm that does not hold the same beliefs and horsemanship ideals. I don’t want anyone here that cares more about goals than principles (it is not all about the blue ribbon folks). I also am not willing to bend and do not want anyone at our farm that does not put safety as a priority. Safety for the horse, safety for the human, safety for the facility. 

We built our farm for our horses and our enjoyment, period. The fact that we have decided to open the doors to help others is not by necessity but out of love and compassion for horses and their human partners (and that certainly can change at any time should we decide). Our events are done by registration, visits by appointment, and we choose what we offer and don't offer, who can come, and who can be asked to leave, immediately, if they don't abide by our rules. We have the fortune of owning and operating a private facility supported by our outside (non-horsey) careers. Anyhow, be safe, enjoy horsemanship, and know that others cannot bully you into anything else---don’t let them, not under any circumstance, ever.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reiki Sessions and Classes - In person and remotely

I just finished a distance Reiki 1 class (people and animals focus) for a wonderful student in Texas. It was fabulous! If you are from afar and interested in learning, let me know! All Reiki levels classes are available remotely as well as in person. And, don't forget, Reiki treatment sessions for people and animals are also available in person and remotely!  If you want to know more, contact me!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NEW - We have a newsletter!

NEW! We now have a newsletter for Natural Horse Lover Farm! Sign up here.

Essential Oils 101 - December 29th!

Essential oils are adaptable, effective, and valuable when trying to maintain a chemical free, healthier lifestyle. This applies to you, your home, and even your animals (dogs, cats, horses, and much more). This class is not a sales pitch as we use a variety of essential oils from various organic companies. We will look at several options and criteria when choosing essential oils. This class is a beginner’s look at the holistic uses of essential oils. Attendees will gain valuable information about:

•What essential oils are
•How to start incorporating them into  your life
•How essential oils are manufactured
•Why essential oils are powerful
•Effectiveness vs. Therapeutic value
•Application techniques and use...s for humans, dogs, and horses
•Essential oils you cannot do without
•Live demonstration
•Review of reference materials



Saturday, December 13, 2014

As many of you know, my dog Daisy is 17 years old now. Today, she was super active and eating great. She has had several naps and seemed okay. Then, she seemed to have two serious episodes. I thought perhaps small seizures but now I think she may have gotten knocked by the other dogs. I also think her arthritis was hurting and she may have hurt her back (a common theme in her life). I even thought... she might die today. I fed her this evening and she ate well (this is new over the last several days thanks to great advice from my friend a holistic vet who unfortunately for us lives in VA). Anyhow, I gave Daisy red light therapy, massage, Reiki (my hands were on fire during the session), and a raindrop technique essential oils therapy. She is now resting happily and comfortably near the wood stove. Please say a prayer for her tonight and or send her healing energy. I am not ready to
say goodbye yet.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Reiki Share this Friday!

Attention local Certified Reiki Healers! I am hosting a Reiki Share at my place on the second Friday of each month! That means December's event is THIS FRIDAY, December 12th! You don't have to be a practitioner and you need not have any experience. You must however be attuned to a minimum of Reiki 1. Please consider attending this energizing and fun event. RSVP and details can be found on my EventBright page. For planning purposes, YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND! Click Here to Register

‪#‎reiki‬ ‪#‎reikihealers‬ ‪#‎reikishare‬ ‪#‎reikianimals‬ ‪#‎reikihorses‬ ‪#‎reikidogs‬

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Class was amazing and life is good...

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Reiki 1 Class on Saturday was simply incredible. The participants (animals and people) all did really well. I ran it having lecture and hands on components (using my higher ed skills), fed them delicious, light, healthy food during the break too. They have a website that I created with more info and got manuals and handouts during class. All appreciated and well received.

Oh, and the animals were genuine and clear and incredible. Each horse, each dog, has different needs (like people) and they were clear to us.  They told us what they wanted. Some love it, others not so much which helps demonstrate principles, reactions, course of action, etc. I could not have asked for better.One participant noted that it was proof of the reality of Reiki energy. During the hands on people portion, they remarked that my hands were emitting a great deal of heat---truly, they were on fire, the energy was outrageous and wonderful.

Afterwards, I was wiped out, exhausted, but buzzing...so awesome.

This week I am giving my students a second attunement at a distance. I am also teaching a distance education student Reiki 1 (she is in Texas, I am in NY).  Techology will help us for sure!

I am busy setting up an essential oils class for some local teachers, the equine first aid classes are scheduled, monthly Reiki shares, and more Reiki classes too!  I would love to get more Reiki treatment sessions booked as well...working on that one. :)

Anyhow, if you are reading this, life is good, really good. ox

‪#‎reiki‬ ‪#‎reikihealers‬ ‪#‎reikishare‬ ‪#‎reikianimals‬ ‪#‎reikihorses‬ ‪#‎reikidogs‬

Friday, December 05, 2014

Last Chance to Register for Dec 6th Reiki 1 Class

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Only 23 hours to go before my December 6th Reiki 1 Class (People and Animal Focus). CLICK HERE to Check out details and register today! Remember, if this class does not work for you and you need a different date, different level, or even a distance education option I can accommodate you! And, if you are looking for Reiki Treatments Sessions for you and your animals and not classes, I offer that too. Check out everything on my website http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Monday, December 01, 2014

Tick Tock, Tick Tock - Class is in 5 Days!

Guess what is only 5 days away - have you registered yet? Reiki 1 Class for People and Animals at the farm! If you are done holiday shopping and ready to invest time in yourself and your animals, are looking for a unique and wonderful experience, and more, join us!

Remember, my Reiki 1, 2, & 3 Classes - Include training manuals, certificates, additional training materials, and hands on practice! We even have a mentoring program for master teachers. These are not your traditional Reiki classes as they include a true educational component with practical learning modalities and support! Please ask for more detailed information and why our classes and programs are your best option for learning and using Reiki. Classes can be taken in person or at a distance.

By the way, I've added a What is Reiki information tab on my website to help you get a better understanding too! And, remember, if a class is just not right, consider setting up a Reiki session for you and or your animals to get acquainted. You won't be sorry!

Reiki practitioners, you should also consider a session because as you know, the more Reiki and the more practitioners working together, the better! And, you are more than welcome to participate in a class if you'd like a refresher!

Visit my website for more information. Remember, we are way more than horses so check us out. http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stress relief, pain management, training tune-ups and more!

Are you or your animals in need of some stress relief, pain management, a training tune-up, or just time together learning something new? Check out all of the offerings at Natural Horse Lover Farm from horsemanship topics to alternative therapies for people, their horses, and pets! We offer it all and more! We are not your traditional horse farm and are not just for people with horses. Check us out and share with your friends! http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Reiki in the Morning

A wonderful quiet time to give Reiki to yourself and your pets is early in the morning while you lay quietly in bed. For me, it is one very small window that I have to myself and a great way to start the day. The same goes for the horses, early am in the barn, when we are alone and all is still quiet. 

Upcoming Events and Services

Whiskey is wondering why you've not signed up or made an appointment yet!

Upcoming events (so far). If you don't see something you'd like, let me know and I will see what I can do!

December 6th (10-2pm) Reiki 1 Class for People and Animals

December 12th (6:30pm-9pm) Reiki Share (occurs monthly on the second Friday of the month)

December and January - Distance Education Reiki 1 Classes (Accommodated to your schedule, for people who cannot attend a class in person, you still work with me.)

March 7th (8:30-4pm) Equine First Aid for Adults

April 11th (9-1pm) Equine First Aid for Kids

Planning phase events:
Reiki 1 for People in February
Reiki 2 for People and Animals in March
Horsemanship-related events being worked on.....
Advanced Adult Equine First Aid Fall 2015

AND MORE! We have a huge list of services on our website. Please take a look and share with your friends. Make an appointment today!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Not your average Reiki classes or treatments

Have you signed up for class yet? What are you waiting for? Class is two weeks away, there is pre-class homework, and the manuals are on their way! Reiki 1 Class is on December 6th, my classes include lecture, hands on practice...and much more....not your average Reiki Classes.

If you are a distance student, we have two options and classes start in December as well. Reiki 2 and 3 classes are also available as well as a Master/Teacher mentoring program option.

There are many opportunities available, if you don't see something, just ask! For more information and to register, please visit http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com/events

***Registration is required.*** Please feel free to share!

If you are looking for a Reiki treatment for you or your pet and not a class, please check out the services link on my website. Again, not your average Reiki treatment..may options available.http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com/services

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Reiki Share Scheduled!

A monthly Reiki Share has been scheduled! For more information and to register for this free event, please go to the Eventbright page.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reiki-share-tickets-14406814169

A Reiki share is an opportunity for certified Reiki healers to come together and socialize, reenergize and get to know each other while doing group treatments. No experience is required but level 1 Reiki attunement is required.  Please provide your certificate upon registration. Depending on how many people are present, everyone usually spends about 5-15 minutes on the table and the rest of the time offering to others. You will get Reiki from a whole bunch of people at once! Light refreshments are provided.
Reiki Share Fees: Donations are collected in lieu of an event fee.

Playtime, We Are Ready....Let's make some noise and get this party started!!

We had another drop-in visitor (a stranger to us) wanting to see our barn up close yesterday. A fellow horse farm owner from Jay, NY who passes by annually and has admired our place. I also had a women message me from a local town asking to stop by and tour our place and get in some horse therapy by merely meeting our horses. 

It is surely rewarding to share our project with others and see the happy looks on their faces when they come into the space and realize all of the time and care to details we have taken and are working on.   And, when we describe all of the outdoor spaces and plans for our private horse park, the looks of joy. The photos truly do it no justice, you have to visit. We have worked hard for our entire lives to get here but are humbled and grateful for all that we have and can do. It was necessary though since we plan to retire here in the north country of NY, a place with wet springs, beautiful summers, gorgeous falls, and harsh, cold winters....we are not in Virginia anymore...but don't regret it for a second! We are NY natives, western NY, but know we are home, here near our Canadian neighbors. The fact is, I used to be outside with my horses easily 11 months of the year in VA but not here because of the weather and frankly, My job takes me away from the farm more than ever before. Thus, the desire and need to build the barn and indoor arena to accommodate our new lives.

We are still working on things and there is always and will always be a project going on of course but, the time for playing and working with our horses is finally back. The time for sharing by offering clinics, consultations, and coaching to others is here. Not because we have to but because we want to. The facility was built for us but if we can help others because of it, why not. 

The buildings are actually starting to look less like construction zones. It has been over two years of not being able to devote all of our attention to the animals but the reward is is well worth it for them and us. I cannot wait to test our skill set and start making progress again. Lola has a new saddle that we need to break in, Fosse has some obstacles and patterns to learn, and Whiskey needs to strut his jumping-loving stuff. 

So, if you want to stop by, please do, if you need help, just ask, let's make some noise and get this party started!!!

PS. I realize the blog format and navigation is a bit wonky at the moment. Thank Blogger for that...I just may need to find a new blog hosting service, suggestions? Let me know!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Make an appointment - Sign up for a class!

Just because it is getting cold doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself! Natural Horse Lover Farm is way more than just horses! Please check out our services and events pages for opportunities (in-person and distance) or contact me to create new ones just for you! As a reminder, registrations for Reiki classes and Equine First Aid are already open and I am taking appointments for lessons, consultations, and treatments too. Limited openings so don't hesitate! http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com/

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sad time of year for many horses

It is that time of year, the sad time.  Why are you wondering?  Well, I find it really sad to see people dumping horses before winter so that they don't have to feed them.  Many of these horses gave them love and entertainment all summer, went to shows, allowed their children to be obnoxious, and what is the thanks?  Being dumped for cheap dollars to anyone willing to pay (and hopefully not the kill buyers).  I've seen posts for foals too.  People indiscriminately breed their horses and then dump the babies, not cool at all.

I have, as you all know if you read this blog, three horses.  I am offered horses constantly, even for free but I decline.  I decline because I have the appropriate time and room for three, I planned to have three, and despite the urge to save the world, I stick to the magic number of three. Anyhow, you get the point I hope.  Enjoy and care for the number of animals that you have time, money, and space for.  Be realistic because you should be devoted to them, they are living, feeling beings that deserve respect and love, an deserve a safe, stable, long-time home.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reiki Class or Treatment, You Decide!


If you are still thinking about my Reiki 1 Class, why not check out the class syllabus - newly added today on my events page! I can also give other Reiki classes, just ask, tell me what you need and I will help you! And, of course, if a class is not your thing, remember that I offer Reiki sessions to people and animals, a great addition to your self-care regimen, it is truly awesome (see the services page). Don't forget, Natural Horse Lover Farm is way more than horses! SHARE!!! http://www.naturalhorseloverfarm.com/events.html

Please note that classes and treatments can be done via distance. Contact me for more information.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Soul searching again...a good thing

So, I am soul searching, again, and know in my heart that change is difficult but sometimes necessary. As you all know I love Young Living Essential Oils.  The product is very good and has had positive effects on my home, family, and animals. But (you knew this was coming), I am not enamored with distributed marketing schemes like YL and that was the main reason I hesitated to join years ago. It seems more and more these kinds of plans are all over the market for  many products these days. To me, this screams corporate greed which I am not a fan of. Whether I am right or wrong (and I am not interested in a debate on the subject), it is just not working with my beliefs and standards. The amount of money that I have to spend monthly, just in case someone signs up and I would get some kind of credit, makes no sense anymore, it probably never did, I actually feel as if I were truly naïve getting involved at all and against my gut instinct.

Other issues with FDA compliance have arisen and I don't need that kind of pressure or complication either.  And, the customer service has totally tanked, apparently due to a huge swell in business.  Great for YL but for me, it is horrible and unacceptable. Waiting for over two hours on the phone (or waiting for the call back), chat queues that are over 250, many, many products on backorder, all of the time, late shipments, all not acceptable to my high customer service standards.

Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that as a way to simplify my life and live the way I feel best identifies with my thoughts and needs, I am leaving the Young Living Distributor family.  I plan to continue to use the products I have but will be seeking out a quality, alternative source that is not in this type of marketing and distribution schema. A small organic company would work.  YL is great but they are not Gods and I am confident other quality companies exist that don't have the marketing edge. I am not the first nor the last person to do this and in fact the veterinarian that I was really excited about who was a YL distributor and wrote books on the subject has left too.

By the way, YL is not the only ones on my list of simplification.  I am trying to back out of plans and programs and these types of things that are no longer suiting my needs or desires. You have to live your life, happy, guilt free, and no strings attached.  I am cutting the strings!

If you were wondering,   I will continue to offer therapy with and classes on the use of essential oils. High quality oils are great and important and useful.  The way in which I find and purchase them is what is changing.

(In the time that I took to write this brief post, update my website, finish a grant proposal, and check email, I have been waiting 2 hours for a call back, am in the queue for an email return in 7-10 business days, and am now number 24 in the chat queue - I started at number 220.  Nice work YL -- said no one, ever.)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Usui Reiki 1 Class December 6, 2014

Usui Reiki 1 Class by Reiki Master/Teacher Michelle Young, December 6, 2014, 10am-2pm at Natural Horse Lover Farm

Learn about Reiki and become attuned to treat yourself and others including animals. You'll receive a lecture, manual, certification, hands-on practice, and more.

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 safe, effective, and beneficial for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs and can be used for any issue you or your animals may have.

Register today! 


Tuesday, November 04, 2014

New Professional Reiki Membership


As a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, I have become an Affiliate Member of the International Center for Reiki Training, Reiki Membership Association. This professional Reiki association features a code of ethics and professional standards of practice and brings together qualified practitioners and teachers. I am really excited with my newest connection to like-minded people!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Technical Difficulties

Attention Readers: This blog is having major technical difficulties.  I am trying to troubleshoot and hope to resolve the problems asap.  Please note, the way the blog is rendering is the main problem.  All content still appears to be available. The code was not changed so it is likely a problem with Blogger and its software.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I love FREE Young Living essential oils!

I love getting packages in the mail, especially when it is something that I know makes my life better and the lives of my family (Rick and the critters of course). Today, I received my Young Living Essential Oils, Essential Rewards monthly order. I ordered the YL Feelings Kit Essential Oils Collection and YL Joy .

I chose these two items because of their benefits to emotional well being. Remember, when I am talking about essential oils, I am talking about benefits to you, your family, and your animals! Joy was on my Everyday Essential Kit and used often.  The Feelings Kit has some oils that I used in the Everyday Kit and blends totally new to me! As I continue to experiment and help others, it is my goal to acquire more and more new products that I can recommend to you!

The bonus of today's package was that I also received, for FREE, YL Orange, YL Nutmeg, and YL Cinnamon Bark! I am really glad I signed up for the wholesale account. It got me started and was the best value on so many levels. Here is a link to the promotion that I took advantage of.  These specials occur every month with different giveaways. You can cancel Essential Rewards deliveries at any time and restart when you want to.  I've done that!

Only after a few months of learning how to use essential oils with the starter kit, I signed up and started to receive products monthly through the Essential Rewards program and have received free products and have purchased products at a deep discount (not to mention inexpensive shipping). It does not get better than that..oh wait, it does because I am living a healthier lifestyle as are my husband and animals.

Sign up any get your starter kit today, ask me how! https://www.youngliving.org/savvyhorsegirl  (Retail value $226, cost $150)

Here is a link to the promotion that I took advantage of.  These specials occur every month with different giveaways. You can cancel Essential Rewards deliveries at any time and restart when you can.  I've done that! http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/Promotions/October-promotion

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Another Reiki Master/Teacher Certifiication!

Another Reiki Master/Teacher Certification accomplished! I received master/teacher credentials already but worked with another master for these. If you are interested in a Reiki session for yourself or your animals, please let me know. I am truly passionate about Reiki and its benefits. If you want to learn how to do Reiki, let's talk and set up a class! Click here to go to my website as see all of my services and rates.

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 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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Premium Starter Kit - Get Started Today!

I just placed my Essential Rewards monthly order. Have you placed yours? Have you signed up yet? Are you living a healthier life with Young Living Essential Oils? Are your pets and horses living the essential oils lifestyle?

I can tell you that I started with the premium starter kit and wholesale account and I never looked back because it was (and still is) the best deal. I use the everyday oils that came in the kit truly, everyday (at a great discount by the way). More than anything else, I use this set and I just love them.(I have lots of other oils by the way, many blends and wonderful singles.)  To me however, the Everyday Essential Oils Kit are the basics, the must have oils, and the first I replaced after using them up! II used all of the Purification with the animals...maybe they need their own starter kits! Today, I ordered  the blend Joy and the Feelings Kit. What fun!
What can I do to help you get started? Please ask questions, I am here to help you not only now but anytime. You will never be alone on this new journey. And, don't forgot about my class options!  See my farm website for details, Natural Horse Lover Farm.

So, to get started, just go to my website and click the sign up link, order the premium kit, and enjoy!

If you are like me you want to look at pricing.  You will find that when ordering the premium kit, you save big time. And, if you really love what you are getting, do consider the essential rewards monthly delivery. I did that after a month or two of getting the starter kit because I was hooked and love the cheaper shipping (and free product opportunities). Anyhow, I will post more on that later, check it out, get your kit, what are you waiting for?

$226 Retail Cost (see information below) for $150 when you sign-up and buy the starter kit! There is no obligation after that.  You don't have to sell, you just have to enjoy (to keep your wholesale account you just spend $50 a year). So, save money, get great products for you and your animals, detox your home, you cannot go wrong.

These are the retail costs:
  • Home Diffuser $75
  • Everyday Essential Oils $124
  • Stress Away with Rollerball $12
  • Two Lavender Sample Packets $2
  • Two Peppermint Sample Packets $2
  • Two Peace & Calming Sample Packets $2
  • Two Lemon Sample Packets $2
  • Two Thieves Sample Packets $2
  • Two NingXia 2oz Packets $5
  • Plus Literature!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Essential Oils and Your Horse

To my horse friends and particularly my Parelli horse friends, let's talk about essential oils and your horses! Are you using them? And if so, what do you love, if not, why not? I can help get you started using them in your barn, with you horse, in your horse program (specifically with horsenalities) and much more! Detox your life, be natural in all aspects, get in touch with me today and let me help you start using Young Living Essential Oils!https://www.youngliving.org/savvyhorsegirl

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book and Essential Oils Class Today!

If you are interested in essential oils and want me to do a class, let's talk! Here are some of the sessions I can cover. If you have another topic in mind, let me know and it can be arranged! 

~Essential Oils 101 for your Family, Home, and Pets
~Using Essential Oils with Reiki and Meditation
~Essential Oils for Your Horse and Barn
~Essential Oils and Horsenalities: Using Essential Oils in Your Horse Program
~Detox Your Home Using Essential Oils

Facebook: Young Living with Savvy Horse Girl

My Young Living Website and Sign-up Page

The Farm Website: Natural Horse Lover Farm

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Website Updated! Check it Out

My time on the couch with the doggies today was very productive. I did an entire website redesign. Check it our at http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com It is certainly not a professional site but, it works. :)

Reiki Offerings at Natural Horse Lover Farm

Natural Horse Lover Farm offers Reiki sessions by Reiki Master/Teacher Michelle Young at your place or ours for you, your horse, dog, and all other animals! Classes are also offered for those interested in learning Reiki. 

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, contact us! naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

Save the Dates! Equine First Aid Certification Courses


Natural Horse Lover Farm will be offering three Equine First Aid Certification Courses in 2015 taught by Lisa Lalonde-Boucher from Animal Educational Services Ontario.

MARCH 7, 2015 Emergency Equine First Aid (1 day event)
APRIL 11, 2015 Children's First Aid Course (half day event)
FALL 2015 Equine Wilderness First Aid (prerequisite - Emergency Equine First Aid) (1 day event)

More details forthcoming but please mark your calendars now and save the dates. If you want to be sure to receive more information about these courses and registration instructions, please send me an email to: info@naturalhorseloverfarm.com to get on the list.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Holidays and Young Living Essentail Oils - Sign Up Today!

With the holidays around the corner, maybe it is time to get your Young Living Essential Oils starter kit! If you are ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle for you, your family, and your animals, let me know! https://www.youngliving.org/savvyhorsegirl

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

More Clasroom/Lounge Progess!

Rick has been working very hard on the classroom/lounge project.  He works inside when the weather is not cooperating.  When it is nice out, he is working on all outside projects.  The work here is never ending.  The goal is to be done in the next month or so.  Our barn project has taken longer than most but we know that with each step, we have done our due diligence to make the best choices and decisions that enable us to have the farm we desire. Next up is looking at wall boards, flooring, and ceiling options. Here are some progress photos.


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!!