Little did I know how much this beautiful and 'emotional' mare would teach me. Before she came into my life, I knew that I had lessons to learn from the healing energy of horses, what I didn't realize is how much patience and courage it would take to learn them!
I had healing techniques to work with humans, but Penny was gracious enough to challenge me to practise them with her too.
The more she taught me, the more I had to learn! I read books, found teachers and took courses to further my understanding of how to work with her.
As we gained trust in each other, I learned to 'listen' to her messages. She taught me when to be more gentle and when to be more assertive and stand up for myself.
After working with her for 18 months and seeing profound results in us both, I was fortunate enough to be trusted by other horse owners to help them too.
Each partnership is unique and so are their stories.
"I had recently purchased my first horse and learned that he was ‘shut down’; I wanted to learn to better understand him and to be a better owner and rider.
I was immediately drawn to Lindsay’s incredible energy, sense of humour and positive attitude. She is an experienced horsewoman and incredible at reading both people and horses. I could feel a shift in both myself and my horse as Lindsay worked.
I can pinpoint our first session with Lindsay as being a turning point in our relationship. Lindsay did three sessions and I only wish I had done it sooner. I actually witnessed a change in his demeanour immediately after our sessions.
I credit Lindsay for taking an almost impossible to catch horse to one that will gladly walk up to me in the paddock. She also helped me become more accountable for my energy and what I bring to the partnership with my horse."
"I got Prime as a way of healing and thought he would be the missing piece of his brother whom was my heart horse that I lost a few years back. After two years with Prime, our connection was there but not on a deep level. I always felt Prime was tense and never really releasing with me.
I had heard amazing things about Lindsay’s work.
Upon beginning the session she too felt him tense in his energy and he communicated to her “I’m not my brother”. This moment brought me to tears and it was a release for both of us. I knew I was holding expectations of Prime to be like his brother, but I never could have imagined that’s what was holding us back.
Since the session it has been like a new start for us both. He is more relaxed and has been able to ground tie which he never used to. He checks in with me more when he is unsure of situations and I feel a much deeper trust and understanding between us.
Lindsay gave us both that closure of the past and the ability to create a new journey together. I am forever grateful to her and am very excited where the future will take us."
"Ben has been an important part of my life for 20 years. Over the years I've believed myself to be a good horse owner.
When I reached out to Lindsay, it was originally for a dear friend of mine. I believed (rightfully) that Lindsay could help her and her horse find some balance between themselves. Whilst working with my friends horse, I decided to have a session with Lindsay also.
I didn't realize until afterwards how much both Ben and I needed it. My relationship with Ben has always been built on loyalty. What we gained from two sessions with Lindsay is a deepened mutual recognition of trust.
I used to show up to the barn, grab my gear and get doing...riding, lunging, "working" Ben. And I'm not going to say that those things aren't important, they are. But just as important is taking some time to share space, slow down and enjoy the privilege of our relationship.
Lindsay helped Ben to relax and for me to understand I can achieve a healthier, balanced result using a calm relaxed state. And by doing so, I have learned so much. I've removed the self imposed pressure and now have a happier, more balanced horse.
Thank you Lindsay"
I was recently at a farm and heard an incredible recollection from a friend who had asked Lindsay to work with her mare. I have a horse at my farm who is new to me, and has proven to be a challenge.
Sully went 1st.
In the beginning when Lindsay began to work with Sully at his chest area she told me everything I already knew...a beautiful soul, confident and loved... Then she moved to his side/stomach area. His breathing changed and he shifted his weight from her. We took note and she continued around to his other side and he had the same reaction. She went to his head/mind and he changed again, chewing and exhaled. That told her that it was a worry that he had, not a physical discomfort.
Then she asked me 'where do you hold your stress in your body?" answer... In my guts. I then proceeded to explain how the last 3 years have been very difficult with ailing parents and young children and I began to cry. When I cried, Sully's body changed, he relaxed, he licked and chewed some more and then wanted to eat. His job was done.
This reaffirmed my love for this incredible animal and now I talk to him more and we have a new, higher level of a wonderful relationship. Thanks to Lindsay."
"Auto is a 15 yr old Trakehner. Unfortunately he had a terrible start in life with abusive training techniques. He is the most sensitive/delicate horse I have ever worked with. I was excited to see what Lindsay would discover.
Auto danced around, shook his head, paced even with Lindsay 2m -3m away from him and from that distance she could feel his energy.
As she worked, he stood still...when you see this change, it's incredible.
Because Auto is such a complex individual Lindsay came out a second time.
2nd session - She tried something different this time and put her hands on him which he was fine with. She started at his chest area, and then moved to his back end.
She placed one hand on his shoulder and the other on his rump.....he lowered his head, and twisted it slightly and started to mouth my pant leg. Not a normal behaviour for him at all. Lindsay could feel a disconnect between his front and backend and he appeared to be acknowledging this! He kept his head low and close to me for this. It was amazing."
"I had a few concerns with Jersey. He was left to me along with his brother by my lifelong best friend, Darlene, who sadly committed suicide. When I moved Jersey to his new home, I felt that he was part of Darlene. If I didn't have him I don't know where I'd be today. Anyway I always wondered how he felt about having me as his human. I lost all my nerve to ride when Darlene passed.
When I heard about Lindsay and the work she was doing with horses and their humans (Reiki) I thought I should try it. When Lindsay said that "Jersey was here for me", to help me heal, I knew she was right.
During the session she told me Jersey feels what I feel. When I put my hands out close to him I could feel a strange sensation in my hands.
Since we had the session, I honestly believe Jersey and I are much more in tune with each other. It was the best thing I could have done for both Jersey and myself.
There has been a change. A calmness.
Thank you Lindsay. I am so grateful that you got us in tune."
"The process with Rio was profound.
It was amazing to watch him trust what he feels, ask me for support as needed and to watch his body maneuver specifically in order to target stretches and needed releases.
The eye needs to see for itself in order to fully comprehend the beauty of the dance of healing.
Watching Rio step away during a session, breath and return for more confirms that he was benefiting greatly."
I brought Logan home when he was just weaned at 6 months and now he is 4. He's a great horse, confident, kind and quirky. If Logan is uncomfortable in a situation on new space he would reach for me, mouth me, not bite, but grab with his lips as if to tell me he didn't like something.
In this session, Lindsay started by describing the energy she felt. She felt he had so much playful energy but also sensed that he looked to me for constant approval and guidance. She explained that sometimes he doesn't know what I'm asking him to do.
One week after our session, I had a lesson. My coach had also had a session with Lindsay with her young filly and described an unusual stretch that her filly did after their session. As soon as she shared the story, Logan did the very same stretch and then proceeded to nap. (The stretch looked like a giraffe! He tucked his chin to his next, and his body and head lifted/stretched up and he grew about 10cm.
For many years I've worked with women (and a few men!) to help them find their 'happy place' and to relight their spark when it seems dimmed or even lost.
I started my training as a coach in 2005. My personal development allowed me to break generations of depression in my family. I thought that I would have to live with it too as it was bound to be my future! Over the years I learned that I didn't have to be a victim of depression or other mental health issues and that I could live differently.
I wanted to coach others to find healing in the same way I had.
During 2020 I put myself through a whole new chapter and deepened my training with Energy Medicine Studies and Coaching.
It was during these trainings that I felt a strong calling to be with horses again, as I had when I was young. This time it wasn't about riding. It was all about listening to the horse to further my healing and healing for others.
Penny was my guide for this journey. She led me to integrate and implement what I knew about healing, and working with horses and their owners, to heal themselves and each other through energy and communication.
Let me help you and your horse to become stronger partners as you learn and heal from each other's energy.
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