My Equine Partners
These beautiful beings have more to offer to humans than we understand yet.
Horses are prey animals and to increase their survival, are genetically predisposed to a heightened sensitivity to the environment. Their innate ability to sense energy gives them the beautiful gift of helping reveal our personal strengths and struggles. Insights through the joint work of a practitioner and a horse can be revealing and life changing.
Keebler was purchased in 2011 when he was four years old. He is a warm blood and I met him at the barn where I was boarding Charlie. He was placed in the stall next to Charlie. My son befriended him and knew my admiration of this beautiful creature ran deep. He decided that if we named him Cookie, he could then make the simple request for a cookie from his Dad and it would be a done deal. The customer who had planned to buy SoCo (his name at the time) backed out. On the day SoCo was scheduled to leave the barn, the farrier and my trainer arranged for me to ride him. The rest, so they say, is history. We have created a partnership that I cherish. Keebler Elva has a huge heart and a gentle forgiving spirit.
That's my stall!
Charlie wrapped his sweet personality around my soul the minute I laid eyes on him. We purchased him when he was eleven in 2010 for my daughter and he has taken good care of her through her years of developing as a rider. He is mischievous, kind and wise, all combined. Charlie can see the vulnerability in individuals and compassionately honors each being for who they are. He can be trusted with any secret.
Bugg came to us in June of 2018. I had been known as the lady who only liked bay (brown) horses and Bugg broke the streak. Bugg lost his Mom at only eight weeks and was lovingly fed and raised by a human. He is always waiting at the gate and would choose attention over the sweetest of grass. He brought with him a new energy that changes the breadth of our already amazing herd.
PJ was also purchased in 2010 when she was seven years old. She was a thoroughbred off the racetrack and was being trained as a jumper. PJ has struggled with finding her place in this world but with time found her voice and speaks her mind regularly. She has been my teacher with ground work and patience and I continue to learn from her. She was the inspiration for the story, "See Me", in the book Touched By A Horse. Her sensitivity to energy is an invaluable tool and will bring about change and awareness to anyone who slows down and takes the time to listen to what she has to offer.
Jessi was my first “very own horse” and she will always have a special place in my heart. She was a thoroughbred and came off the track at a young age. When we purchased her in 2009 she was a four year old, skinny little thing who was just learning to jump. We grew together with our mistakes and determination and in the summer of 2014 we lost her to colic. Her tender, gentle ways will always have a huge influence on Soulful Prairies and me. Jessi is the reason Soulful Prairies came to be. I will always be heartbroken that she never experienced the gentle spirit of Soulful Prairies but I believe her soul is the anchor of our farm.
Kincaid came to us in 2014, when he was eleven. He has an incredibly strong loyal spirit. I say he is the horse that can see right through me. Behind his beautiful forelock is a willing master who will bring change with a subtle certainty. Kincaid is a huge asset to our equine family and we are excited to have him on our team.
Mister joined the Bruce herd in 2015. He came to us quite spirited and with very little trust in himself. We continue to work to reinforce that his heart of gold is all he needs and that he leads a different life now, where he can have opinions and still be loved and respected.
"Best cure for anxiety I have found so far...hug a donkey! Don’t just quick hug like you would for an great-aunt you
see once a year, deep hug like your saying hello to a dear friend you haven’t seen in years. Lay your head into them
and listen to their breath. Spend a couple minutes here just being. Make yourself one with your four legged friend!
This works with horses also, I just happened to choose Cooper as my therapy animal today." ~ Lynne