Birthday: 16/09/2004 - Deceased: 03/06/2015 Breed: Friesian Sex: Gelding (Male) Colour: Black
When I bought him
in 2007 there were only around 150 Friesian horses in Australia and it was a
miracle to me that he came to me. I was 15 and he was 2 years old so we grew up
together physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He was trained
under saddle at age 5 in 2009 and so began my journey in training as well. Seeing
the connection between the two of us led me to discover Equine Therapy and I
became my own first client, experiencing the benefits of experiential learning
He was an integral part of my life for the time he was with me,
teaching me more than I could ever have imagined about horses and also linking
me to so many wonderful people and horses. He was the link between all of the
people in my support team and also inadvertently brought all the current horses
who are part of the team together. Born a leader, he had a magnificent presence
and was wise and caring, becoming affectionately known as Buddha. Missed dearly, he will always be an integral
part of the work done here at Consciously You.
Birthday: 23/09/2009 Breed: Anglo-Arabian Sex: Gelding (Male) Colour: Chestnut
Avalon is a very spirited and intelligent
young horse who loves to play and be out and about. He is very curious and
likes to be busy. He has been with me from day one, being the last foal born on
our property. He was born with fire in his heart and I always commented he had
more spirit than his body could handle! We have been on quite the journey
together already. Despite being born into a safe home, he was incredibly
fearful of everything and would not allow anyone to touch him. Being so fearful
and highly strung he would always be seen racing around his paddock in a panic
and was always hurting himself because of it.
I began training him at 18 months
old and although those who saw him told me he would be better off dead for both
our sakes, I persevered, seeing the potential he had. Slowly he became calmer
and panicked less and less. Suddenly his true personality came out and he
blossomed into a willing, adventurous, even-tempered young horse who had a lot
to teach. I was not sure how he would go with my work but he has embraced it
whole-heartedly and chooses his clients carefully. He likes to teach people to
embrace their power and work with it, as well as be grounded and present. He
has become the star of the team and a crowd favourite, my diamond in the rough.
2000Breed: UnknownSex: Mare
(Female) Colour: Bay
Chello was purchased from a Quarter horse
sale in 2001 at the age of 6 months by my partner’s mother. She later became my
partner’s (Benson) riding horse at the age of 2 and was his horse from then on.
Benson put her in foal at the age of 11 and after moving to Adelaide had her
and her foal trucked from WA to us in June 2014. After arriving, it became
obvious that she was unwell and having her treated revealed she was suffering
extreme muscular and skeletal issues. After 12 months of intensive treatment
and recovery time she is now fully recovered.
She has been retired from ridden
work since arrival but happily joined the team as one of our therapy horses in
2015. We are happy to say she has found some great companionship within our
herd and is now very comfortable and content. Chello has been through a lot
which has given her great understanding and healing capacity when working with
others. She is very intelligent, sensitive and quick thinking. A fascinating and
beautiful horse to work with, a true healer.
Birthday: 02/09/1995 Breed: Thoroughbred Sex: Mare
Queenie is an
ex-racehorse turned broodmare who was purchased in 2010 when my mother was
looking for a riding horse. She was in foal to Avalon at the time. She was in
quite a bad state when we bought her but luckily after feeding her up, and
returning her to good health she gave birth to a beautiful healthy foal. She is
a bit accident prone and has a few bumps and cuts from previous injuries but is
a lovely natured girl who enjoys cuddles and quiet time.
She has been asking to join the team for a
while now and I have finally brought her back into work this year! She has been
fantastic to work with and has already participated in her first workshop.
Nothing much fazes this girl and she will be one of our riding horses for
clients who wish to do ridden work. A very smart girl, she has a lot to give
and is a real sweetie.
Watch this space!
Birthday: 25/10/2016 Breed: Fjord
Horse Sex: Gelding (Male) Colour: Dun Brown
Birthday: 22/12/2008 Breed: Standardbred Sex: Mare (Female) Colour: Dark Bay
Birthday: 05/12/2011 Breed: Friesian Warmblood Sex: Mare (Female) Colour: Dark Bay