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Such is The Real Nature of Horses

To you I may seem domesticated But actually it’s more complicated Despite what you believe you know about me I am more than you think you see  I am a complex being both intelligent and wise I just happen to have a body that completes my disguise You assume that my brain is a certain way Forgetting that other communications come into play Words are your way of perceiving your perception Determining ...[Read More]

Freefall ~ Releasing Fear

When I first began to write the story about the creation of Freefall. I hesitated for the reasons you will read. However as usually happens when I pose a question to the Universe, the answer of “can I” was answered with a “yes” in the form of a sudden contact by a friend. I received a package from a friend named Colleen Clement, whom I had not heard from in several years. I had met Colleen at my e ...[Read More]

Avenger Is… Was… and Ever Shall Be…

On January 3rd, 2008, the Arabian stallion Destiny’s Avenger, the first horse I ever fell in love with, was released from his physical body and this earthly realm to rejoin the other great horse spirits on the other side. His presence graced my art in thirteen creations inspired by his beauty and spirit, and his famous portrait, “Avenger”, has touched countless people through my art. His portrait ...[Read More]

Living Art ~ Part 2 Sentience in Horses

I have discovered over the years that horses respond to photographs, and not only do they focus their attention on pictures, but they respond even more to art, especially their own portrait.  This is one of the most profound ways I began to realize sentience in horses. Once when I was talking with an animal communicator by phone, she was interpreting a communication from my mare Meadow. The commun ...[Read More]

Living Art ~ Part 1

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Wayne Dyer In the Harry Potter movies, the characters in paintings move and have a life independent of the viewer. Sometimes they are frozen, painted as the artist must have posed them. Other times they are moving, talking with the viewer or each other, or absent and elsewhere, going to some other painting in another house ...[Read More]

To Ignite the Imagination

  “He is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him” – Shakespeare Awesome, beautiful, frightening, essential… these words describe a few of the qualities of fire, one of the most powerful of elements. So many varied emotions revolve around fire. It can be either beneficial or destructive depending upon one’s viewpoint and lif ...[Read More]

Windows to the Soul

  “A strange stillness dwells in the eye of the horse, a composure that appears to regard the world from a measured distance…It is a gaze from the depths of a dream.” – Hans~Heinrich Isenbart             One day a little girl came to visit my farm. She had never seen horses up close before, and couldn’t stop talking about them. “Why are their eyes like round marbles?” ...[Read More]

Riding Wisdom ~ Part 2

  In my previous story Riding Wisdom, I wrote about how I began to learn about Equine Assisted personal growth.  The one experience I‘d had from Epona Approved Instructor Leigh Shambo’s workshop had left me anxious for more. Somehow I knew that at some deep level that this work was the only way I could heal parts of myself that I had been unaware needed healing. In 2002 I had the opport ...[Read More]

Riding Wisdom ~ Part 1

Winner of  the Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 Angel Horses with a Mission True Story Contest   For over twenty years I have been an artist who seeks to define horses in my art and portray them with an awareness of their sentience and spiritual gifts. Though I had faith in the truth of what I believed about horses, and though I had experienced some profound connections with horses I had m ...[Read More]