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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spreading the word on holistic care

Guess who is going to be at the Norwood/Norfolk Wellness Fair? If you guessed, Natural Horse Lover Farm​, you were right! I will be hosting a table to share information about the holistic and alternative healing services that I offer people and animals (Reiki, crystal healing, chromotherapy, photonic red-light therapy, essential oils, and more!). Stop by and visit - I am having a drawing for a free, 30 minute Reiki session that can be used for a person or animal. Time permitting, I will be giving free 5 minute Reiki sessions at the event too. Namaste.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thankful....living the life

I have two distance Reiki sessions to perform tonight for two successful, beautiful women in need. I am thankful for the wonderful universe coming together, beautiful celestial bodies in the sky, and love and energy abound. 

Have you gone outside and looked at tonight's waxing crescent moon? There is a beautiful sliver with the planets Venus and Mars. I love our wonderful universe.


A perfect life.

The Gold Cup at Cheltenham

Image from: http://www.cheltenham2014.net/

If you enjoy the Kentucky Derby and all its splendor, then a trip across the pond may be in order. Check out the The Gold Cup at Cheltenham at the Cheltenham Festival, considered the best day of jump racing all season. This year's festival takes place March 10-13, 2015.

According to the Essential Guide to the Cheltenham, the festival itself has been described as follows, "It can be historically asserted that the Cheltenham Festival in 2015 will mark 200 years of racing in this attractive spa town. Racing in Cheltenham dates back to 1815, when the first recorded meeting was held on Nottingham Hill. However, it was three further years before the second meeting was staged, and some 46 years until the first event which resembled the modern Cheltenham Festival was held in 1861."

The horse racing industry as a whole has transformed over the years.  More and more and more (in all disciplines, there is evidence of trainers and owners looking towards natural horsemanship as another avenue to accomplish their goals.  I can only hope that the horses during this event, at least some of them, have the benefit of this enlightened thinking. (Now to get all people in the racing industry to stop racing horses so young....a post for another day.)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reiki is Magical

Do you want to hear something weird? Here is the background. (FYI - I am a USUI Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher.) Okay, so I have hay fever from Saturday where I got a face full of dust and hay when I was retrieving hay for my horses from the hay loft. I am coughing. sneezing, runny nose, the works! It almost looks like a cold but I know better. I have done this before.

I was very concerned yesterday because I had a new client coming for a 90 minute session. The session was for Reiki but we ended up adding added crystals too during the last 30 minutes (because I felt they were necessary - no charge for the addition if you were wondering because it was something I recommended on the fly during the session).

Anyhow, I made sure I had cough drops, water, tissues, etc. ready in case I needed them. I also did a very brief Reiki session on myself (like 5 minutes). Normally I would have just rescheduled but she was from out of town (7.5 hours away) and her situation is serious and there was no rescheduling. When my Reiki client and her mom arrived (mom was a support/spectator for her grown daughter who asked me to give her a session and paid for it), I explained my hay fever situation and they were supportive and wanted to proceed.

The mother sat in a rocking chair near my wood stove and got comfortable. When I started the session, I stopped sneezing, coughing, etc. It all stopped. About 10 minutes after they left, It all started up again! WEIRD and WONDERFUL. I suspect the meditative state was part of this wonderful puzzle.

The client and mother both experienced different emotional releases and states of calm reporting that they enjoyed the experience very much. I was able to share a variety of experiences and images, thoughts on the treatment, etc. So, the session was excellent and very touching actually.

Have I told you how much I love Reiki and how I know it was the path I was destined to be on? :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Featured blog, again...THANK YOU HAYNET!

My blog was once again featured as a blog of the day spotlight on Haynet. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!  I am humbled by this and ever so grateful for all of our readers.  This blog seems to get a lot of love from the UK - thank you!

Please remember to not only read the blog but check us out on our website, facebook ,and we even feed to twitter!

E-Mail info@naturalhorseloverfarm.com
Website Natural Horse Lover Farm http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com/
Natural Horse Lover Blog http://naturalhorselover.blogspot.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/naturalhorseloverfarm/
Michelle on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/savvyhorsegirl
Twitter @savvyhorsegirl1 

(I still cannot figure out how/why they have a UK URL for me: http://naturalhorselover.blogspot.co.uk/)

Things at the farm have been rather quiet.  We are in the deep freeze of winter and double-digit negative Fahrenheit temperatures are the norm.  Even with a beautiful indoor arena, nothing is happening because I am just too cold! I guess nothing is not exactly accurate.  The ceiling for the lounge has arrived, and once things warm up a bit, RIck is going to be very busy! I am teaching classes on various topics (Reiki, essential oils, crystal therapy, etc.) and giving Reiki healing sessions too. I am also planning for future events like (but not limited to): 

Horsemanship Fear Makeover Workshop Horsemanship Knots to Know Workshop
Horse Psychology Workshop
Reiki 2 (People and Animals Focus)
Reiki 3 Master (People and Animals Focus)
Reiki 3 Master/Teacher (People and Animals Focus)
and much more....don't forget, ask for anything, we can usually accommodate!

So, that is it for now, please keep reading, sharing, make an appointment, just stay connected!!

This is how my dogs cope with the winter blues. :)

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

What is going on at the farm?

What's going on at the farm? Here are the upcoming February events. The list does not include events that are scheduled on demand or all of the services that you can request so be sure to go to our website,http://naturalhorseloverfarm.com And remember, you don't have to have a horse to enjoy much of what we do!

***Upcoming - look for announcements soon!***

Horsemanship Fear Makeover Workshop
Horsemanship Knots to Know Workshop
Horse Psychology Workshop
Reiki 2 (People and Animals Focus)
Reiki 3 Master (People and Animals Focus)
Reiki 3 Master/Teacher (People and Animals Focus)
and much more....don't forget, ask for anything, we can usually accommodate!

February - ALL MONTH Reiki Sessions Appointments for People and Animals (session fees are on the website) at your place, our place, or from a distance

February 13, 2015 (6:30pm - 9:00pm) Reiki Share - Free, voluntary donations are collected in lieu of event fee to cover light refreshments. (offered monthly)

February 15, 2015 (10:00am - 2:00pm) Reiki 1 Class (People and Animals Focus) $175 (offered monthly)

February 18, 2015 (7:30pm - 9:00pm EST) Essentials Oils 101: For Your Home, Family, Pets, and Farm $20 (Online Live) (offered monthly)

February 19, 2015 (6:30pm - 8:00pm) Essentials Oils 101: For Your Home, Family, Pets, and Farm $20 (offered monthly)