Let us sit down and discuss your equine aspirations and wishes at your choice of coffee shop. Are you ready for horse ownership? Are you already a horse owner? Do you want a deeper connection? Are you new to the horse world? Are you shopping for the perfect equipment and attire? Do you simply need a partner and ally? We will discuss the possibilities…then work to make them your reality.
Horse and Farm Sitting
I now offer services in Western Washington as a horse and farm “sitter.” We will work together to customize care for what is best for your time away in the utmost interest of your four-legged loved ones.
Let us “capture” your equine companions in their best light, making memories for years to come. Now offering options in equine photography.
Finding Your Horse Partner
We will work together to find your match. No pretense. No expectation. Just helping horses find their people and people find their horses. This service explores both purchase and adoption, although there is also a specific service to adoption as well.
Finding Your Horse Heaven
If you already have a horse companion or companions, I will assist you in equine services catered specifically to your needs.
Finding Your Horse Outlet
If you so desire, we will find a way to fulfill your horse wishes that does not involve horse ownership (lessons, trail riding, horse vacations, volunteering...the possibilities are endless).
Helping Your Horse Fit In
Whether it be at your barn, a boarding barn, or anywhere, we all know how hard adjustment can be. I will help you and your horses navigate this tiresome, stressful road and assist in making it as smooth a transition as possible.
Adjusting To New Horse Ownership
Owning a horse for the first time is scary, even if you have known horses all your life. The responsibility, the upkeep, the financial stress, the guilt for not riding every day…it’s enough to make even the most seasoned horse veteran overwhelmed. I can help counsel through this hard time and assist with the transition from rider/lover to owner/parent. We will explore what to expect and strategize how best to adjust.
Adopting a Horse
Exploring the challenges, pitfalls, and rewards as well as helping you find the right fit. Adopting a horse presents its own unique challenges. With a background in horse rescue and rehabilitation, I can help you navigate the world of horse rescue, help you find the one, and help you and your new companion adjust in your new world together.
Horse Care Hunt
Assistance in finding the right providers (farrier, vet, hay, and more). With so many practitioners and providers to choose from, I will help you muddle through the many options and find the right fit for you in the fields of care and upkeep.
Boarding Barn Hunt
What to look for, what to look out for, and assistance in finding. As a go-between and go-getter, I can help you find the right boarding barn fit for you and your horse. All barns have a certain amount of drama and expectation. I will help try to take some of this out of the equation, then help you and your friend settle in.
Finding a trainer can be intimidating and downright scary. I will help you sort through the many options and facilitate contacts.
Handling, Grooming, Basic Training and Care (for all experience levels and disciplines)
You may know horses, but are you REALLY comfortable picking out feet, bathing, treating minor injuries, cleaning udders & sheaths, checking teeth, etc? I can help. No showing off. No haughty horse know-it-all on my end. Absolutely no embarrassment. No expectation. No pressure. Just the two of us, laid back, chillin’ with your horse (or mine) and figuring out what works best for you.
Troubleshooting Common Horse Problems
Oh, the endless thrush, the rain rot, those annoying vices...we will tackle them together keeping our eyes on the REAL story - every horse is different, so no one solution fits all.
Connecting and Horse Listening
I can help you connect or connect you with the right method or practitioner to help you do so. If requested, I will assist through listening; but this service focuses more on connecting you with your partner or, if not an owner, than with connecting you to horses altogether. This service is to troubleshoot problems or can be utilized to deepen your connection. It in no way discredits your already existent connection. As in many things we are close to in life, sometimes all we need is a different or outside perspective.
Starting Your Horse Right
Helping you find the right direction, trainer, or method to try starting your horse on your own. This service also provides possible assistance in starting your horse in hand and under saddle, determined on a case by case basis.
Tack Finding, Fitting, and Recommendations
Where to shop, who to consult, and how to decide as well as suggestions for what to try. This service takes an approach of finding what works best for your desired result while amplifying better communication. My philosophy is “less is more” and better training/listening negates the need for over-tacking. But every circumstance, horse, and person is unique. We will navigate this complicated road together.
I can assist with your equine shopping needs in all categories.
The Steal-Deal Hunt
Set me on the hunt for your desired item. The better deal I find for you, the better for me. A win-win for all!
I will help you find your dream horse trailer. Now you have someone to set on the hunt, to go with or for you, and ask the right questions. Take the intimidation out of trailer shopping.
Barn Design, Tack Rooms, and Stall Recommendations
Assistance in efficient barn use, design, and planning. Also, ideas for spoiling you and your horse to the max.
Don't see your desired Service? Just ask. Chances are, I can accommodate your request and, if I cannot, I will find someone who can.