One day, as I was again emptying the dishwasher, I was hit with the realization that I felt unfulfilled. It made no sense; I had a wonderful husband, two kids who had grown into responsible, kind adults, and a great job. But somewhere along the line, I had lost my passion for....well, anything.
About a year later, my family decided to move from Phoenix to West Virginia in search of a simpler, slower life. It was at the State Fair that I met my first Draft horses. I was enamored with them immediately and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.
I started researching them and we prepared our farm. In March of 2022, Luke, an 18 hand, 2100 lb Percheron joined our family, quickly followed by Johnny, a TWH. My husband was excited to ride them, and I told him I would go on the occasional ride, but all I really wanted to do was to love on them.
I spent hours petting and grooming them and quickly found their "sweet spots" that would make their eyes close and muscles relax. Seeing that reaction is what made me want to become a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. Horses do so much for our hearts and massage is a way to return the love. My connection with the horses and the ability to massage them has filled my life with passion and an inner peace.