11 year old Palamino Welsh Pony gelding
Inquisitive, comical, mischievous
I decided to adopt Chance after my children swarmed him following an impressive jumping performance at Spruce Meadows. Despite their incessant poking and prodding, he stood there quietly, affectionately nuzzling them on the head. Even though I was insanely jealous of his thick bleached blonde mane, I couldn’t help but love him at first sight. So I took him home…
Chance is an endearing pony who wears his heart on his sleeve. He will seek out those who need to unload their emotions and let go of what no longer serves them.
Chance is a great advocate for connecting to the child within and taking the time for self-care. You might just find yourself getting highlights after you spend time with him.
Alter ego: Rod Stewart
17 year old Bay Morgan gelding
Loyal, protective, honest
Willow came to me in a dream to reveal that he was from my soul family. He showed me the joy we would experience together and the shared life purpose we were to fulfill if I chose to work with him as a team. So I took him home…
When I introduced him to my two other horses, they welcomed him immediately and even seemed to recognize him as an old friend. Willow is now their exceptional herd leader.
You can always trust Willow to honour your process, rely on him to comfort you, and ask him to hold on to your heart for safe-keeping.
Willow leads many educated and intelligent women to ponder the question of why you would even need a partner when you have the love of such a tall, dark, and handsome creature?
Alter ego: Denzel Washington
16 year old Buckskin Pinto gelding
Wise, telepathic, observant
Justin was the first horse I have ever known and befriended. Rescued from slaughter by an Earth Angel (named Joyce), he became my greatest joy, teacher, and friend, throughout the hardest times in my life. It quickly became evident that I could not live without him, and that being my lesson horse was just not going to cut anymore. So I tool him home…
Justin supported me both emotionally (and at times physically) throughout my journey with my own child with special needs. He encourages self-reflection by inviting you to sit with him to explore the most important insights about yourself you will ever discover.
Justin teaches living in the present moment, which comes in handy when it’s that time of the month, and you are suddenly awake, signing songs in your head at 2 am.
Alter ego: Yoda
Tea and Talk
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3 Horse Cottage
No time? No problem! A mom’s time is precious. There’s no need to drive to the ends of the earth for your equine therapy sessions! The 3 Horse Cottage is conveniently located in Bearspaw, literally across the street from NW Calgary. Schedule your appointment after school drop-off or right before pick-up, and even have time to grab your groceries on your way out!
The days of impersonal appointments are over! The ranch is located on a forested acreage, with a quaint office in a charming hacienda-style family home! You will feel welcomed, nurtured, and safe to honour your process. If you let yourself be still, you will feel the incredible energy of the land recharging your soul! It truly is where magic happens! You might even be lucky enough to receive a visit from one of our forest friends…