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