Wisdom of the Herd
It's All About Balance
I'm Ann and I'm glad you've found your way to my online resources. Here you will find information on the Services I provide in the Equine and Spiritual fields, articles and information on upcoming events.
Born in Jamaica of English/Scottish descent, I am bound to be a misfit of sorts, and I’m okay with that, as my looks and my voice and outlook on life do not match most people’s expectations of me. Being different is something I have grown accustomed to, and maybe the greatest difference is that I am not afraid to be different! To read more about me, click here
For those of you who think I may have something of value to add to your life, I promise you the following:
I am present, committed, and bold
I am authentic – everything I teach has been learned from my own life experience
I will maintain confidentiality and integrity on all levels
I will give you validation for your emotions by being a good listener
I will be the hand you can grasp if you decide to reach for it
I will respect your journey and you as an individual
This is a set of 6- 2 hour sessions, with a free 7th one at the end. The time schedule is up to you – we can set appointments when you are available. This series isbased on the most important lessons horses have taught me in my life, it’s truly “horse wisdom”.
Individuals: $139.00 per session
Topics covered: Boundaries, Freedom, Personal Power, Self-Control, Community and Living in the NOW.
These workshops are from 10 am to 4 pm and include lunch. You will work through the session in a group with time allowed for answering questions in writing. There is a handout included. Topics include self-mastery, Spirituality and Energy work, Crystal healing, Grounding techniques, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Trust, Trauma and Post Traumatic
Again this is to assess the state of your relationship and what is needed to make it a functional, positive and loving experience.
Introductory Couples Session is 2 hours for $150.00.
We try to target the main issues in your life so you can move forward. This session is an assessment to get a baseline for progressing into either a customized series of sessions specifically for you, or a program such as the Wisdom of the Herd, which is described below.
Introductory Individual session rates are 3 hours for $99.00 –
I teach out of Miellie Meadows in Agassiz, where we have a few wonderful school horses for you to ride. From beginner to more advanced levels, there is something for everyone. Most of my lessons are flatwork working up to jumping. Riders are taught on the lunge to begin with so they can get balance and suppleness. Horsemanship from the ground up is taught, as I believe that everything starts with the relationship you have with the horse.
Rates: Adult - $65 an hour
Children under 16: $50 an hour.
If you bring your own horse and trailer in – there is a $15 haul in fee paid directly to the barn.
I will travel to your barn, but the fees are then slightly more as I have to travel.
Adults: $75 an hour
Children under 16: $60 an hour.
I started body work back in the mid 1980’s when I had my own riding school in Jamaica. I retrained off the track Thoroughbreds for many years. The physical issues they had prevented them from being good under saddle, and I made it my life’s work to relieve pain – mentally, emotionally and physically. My Certification in 1994 with Equissage has given me the tools to do just that, and along the way I have added a few others, like the use of liniments, herbs, a tens machine and special stretching. I incorporate custom riding and stretching components into the rider’s package, so you can fully participate in your horse’s wellness program. This is very much a team effort, as every horse and rider combination is different.
$100 per horse at the farm or within the Hope, Chilliwack area. If I have to drive to Aldergrove, Langley or further, the rate is $150 per horse or there have to be more than one horse booked to make the drive worthwhile.