I am a retired member of the Canadian Equestrian Team, an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, and a HeartMath Practitioner, who facilitates the art and science of self-regulation, communication and connection. I specialize in the ‘Magic’ in the horse-human connection – sort of like an interspecies relationship coach for horses and their humans!
As a budding artist and writer, I explore the themes of resilience and hope in the face of chaos and disaster. It was through my own massive train wreck that I discovered my super-power; turns out ...
I can find joy in a shitstorm, and YOU CAN TOO!
Through my Blog and Social Media posts at Take the Lead, my mandate is to learn, grow, share and repeat. I own my vulnerability and my gaffs out loud, so you don't have to! I aim to inspire YOU, to give YOU hope and an example to cling to in hard times. Essentially, I am living proof that ANYTHING is possible!
Through A Leg Up: the Magic of Horsecraft and LIFE, I aim to share what I have learned about resilience, Horsecraft and connection. Watch for new courses to learn how YOU can find joy in YOUR shitstorms and communicate with like the Magician you were BORN TO BECOME. Courses, workshops and lively presentations to spread the Magic of connection and joyful living like fairy dust.
Currently, I am on a cross continental mission to explore the Magic of the Horse-Human bond and the secrets of super-human resilience. Yes, there IS a connection!
Follow me on my journey: From Magician to Muggle and Back Again, as I regain the Magic I once had with horses, lost to me through the stress of bankrupcy, divorce, homelessness, cancer, chemo and covid 19. It is meant to inspire YOU, to give YOU hope, to provoke thought and to entertain.
I hope you’ll join me on what promises to be a raucous and Wilde ride!
When I met William Micklem in February of 1989, I must confess that I had no idea of who he was. Forgive me, but I was only 18 years old, and the Internet hadn’t been invented yet! At the time, the only horsey news I received was the monthly Corinthian Horse Sport…
People looking in from the outside of someone's life - someone in the middle of pulling off miracles of athleticism or resilience - often wonder how on earth they do it. From the outside, it can look impossible to the rest of us, like some sort of Magic! That's because we…