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, February 19, 2014

Essential Oils and Reiki on My Side



Sorry for not posting lately. I am still here and using my essential oils (YL Stress and Calming) and Reiki more than ever.  I have been busy with my dad who is back in surgical ICU. He had major heart surgery and is having serious complications.

I also wanted to share that I recently used essential oils (YL Lemon) in addition to Vitamin C with Rose Hips on my Great Dane to assist in helping her with what appeared to be an oncoming bladder infection. 

I love living a healthy, natural life. If you have questions, please never hesitate to reach out! (And, never hesitate to consult your doctor or
veterinarian.)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lead by Example



If you want to spread the word about natural horsemanship or any other holistic horse-related practices, the BEST thing you can do is to lead by example. Running after people going in the opposite direction, despite your best intention to help them, won't work, trust me, I've been there and done that. What happened to me in the process was a lot of time and money spent to help others that were truly disinterested and less time for me with my horses. So, make your goals and journey a priority and people with the same priorities, ideas, and goals will find you! Don't sacrifice your dreams, principles, or anything else to be one of the crowd....lead by example and follow your heart!

In thinking about making sure you lead by example as well as understand why, check out a few articles of interest. Some horse-centric and some not. Enjoy!

Leading by Example, Making Sure You "Walk the Talk"


Monday, February 10, 2014

Beating the Winter Blues


I has been a dreadfully cold winter here, many days in the -20F to -30F range (yes, that was a negative sign).  After our big ice storm, it took weeks before the horses could be turned out without risk of injury. They would walk and you could hear the cavern-like echo between the think ice sheets and snow right after the storm.  The horses broke through and Whiskey had a superficial leg injury and was clearly shaken. After this, I kept them in for weeks until I determined it was safe. The photo above is one of their first adventures back outside after the many weeks in the barn.  We used the indoor arena for turnout but keeping it dust free was problematic for many reasons.  I have played and ridden a little but nothing to speak of. They primarily hung around the feeder but seemed happy to be in the sunshine. When I turned them out, they walked wearily on the snow and ice but were not breaking through. Needless to say, there has not been too much going on at Natural Horse Lover Farm. The electrician has been unable to install the lights, the days are short, darkness long, and the temperatures have been unbearable.  I feel more like a horse waitress and maid...very sad indeed.

So, what can you do during challenging times like this?  Catch up on reading and videos, plan for future projects, and play games.  If you were not aware, I love video games and have since I was a kid.  I play a lot of Sniper Games on X-Box 360 but also enjoy game aps on my iPhone, iPad, and PC too.  Pretty much if it is a game, I love the challenge (board game, video game, etc.).

Recently, I became aware of VirtualHorseGames.net, a website that offers many horse-related games ranging from the fun to educational, on many platforms, in many languages, free, paid, and trials. There are not always a lot of horse games our there and this website indexes many of them.  Primarily for kids, it is still fun and worth a look!

So, stay warm and keep checking in, the down time and cold weather has to end soon!  I have big ideas and plans for this year... I cannot wait to share!  If you are local, consider connecting with me and plan to join in on the fun!