Welcome!

This site offers basic knowledge and unique insights for equine wellness in body, mind, and spirit. It leads us on a path toward a wholehearted life connected to all of nature: humans, horses, all beings and the planet.  Come join the party!

The information on these pages was gathered during twenty-five years of professional equine bodywork, and a lifetime of learning, sharing, healing, riding, and living with all kinds of horses. These horses, from many breeds, ages, disciplines and lifestyles, can help guide us into joyous health, right relationship, and common purpose for work, performance, trail riding, therapy, or companionship.

Looking for answers? 

You’ll find information you can use to support and expand what you’re already doing for your horse. Healing adventure stories to enjoy and learn from. Ways to pay attention to our relationships in a new world of connection and support for each other.

For some answers, see the pages below. Check back often for new posts, or subscribe to my blog, right.

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One Horse’s Story

What does it take to heal?  The journey from “hopeless” to wellness.

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Common Ground

Deepening relationship with horses and with all of nature. Feeling into our future: we’re all one herd.

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Under the Skin

Making sense of equine anatomy and biomechanics.

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Mustangs

Helping them find their way back to wholeness.

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Holistic: What is It?

Understanding whole health and ways to get there, and support from our whole earth community of plants, animals, and people.

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Barbara & Friends

Twenty-five years of equine bodywork, and a lifetime of learning, sharing, healing, riding, and living with all kinds of horses.

Gratitude for Our Community

Cyrie Barnes, D.Ac., author of Animals In Their Element, was the first acupuncturist certified (in 1997) to work with animals in the U.S. She has brought her expertise in Five Element acupuncture and Chinese herbs, her deep experience, and her gift of energetic insight to many of the horses whose stories we'll share here.

Gratitude for Our Community

Kelly MacKay, D.C., AVCA Certified (www.animalchiropracticcare.net) Over the years Kelly has given her medical training, a warm heart, and patient understanding to horses who were often physically and emotionally challenging to work with, but needed pain relief and the freedom of movement that her work offers.

Gratitude for Our Community

C. Edgar Sheaffer, VMD (www.clarkvetclinic.com) specializes in holistic medicine, and has consulted on many cases since we began this journey in 1990. His wisdom in healing and expert homeopathic prescribing has transformed lives, and his friendly encouragement to study this powerful therapy has enriched mine.

Gratitude for Our Community

Lena Haug (www.lenahaugtraining.com) is a trainer and teacher who brings her intelligent, imaginative, graceful, and joyful presence to every horse she works with, especially captured Mustangs, connecting with them through a true understanding of their ways of being. See "Bella's Curves" and "What's Under the Skin?"

Please Note:

The information on this site is intended as general interest and not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.  If you have concerns about your horse’s health, it is wise to consult a licensed veterinarian.  

Each horse is unique, and appropriate treatment can vary. The stories on this site are descriptions of personal experience and may not be appropriate for other horses.