Take the Reins Online Course: “The Foundation” is for horse owners who are longing for more confidence, connection, and control in life, in and out of the arena. If you are ready to get honest and transform your mindset to take you to the next level, this was designed for you!
This online course offers practical, foundational mindset tools that will help you gain clarity in all areas of your life. You will learn the interconnectedness of life through my holistic approach to mastering mindset and using your passion for horses to help you become your best self.
This is an opportunity to take this transformational course at your own pace, on your own time, in the comfort of your own home!
Why Do You Need This Course? And Why Is Now The Greatest Time Ever To Join?
Use your passion for horses to transform your life and begin to lead it with clarity, confidence, and connection!
This course offers practical, foundational mindset tools that will help you gain clarity in all areas of your life. You will learn the interconnectedness of life through my holistic approach to mastering mindset.
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Take the Reins is ONLY for people willing to do the following:
- Show up fully
- Be coachable
- Get honest
- Connect with like-minded people.
If you can comfortably do these four things, this may be a perfect fit for you.
Take the Reins Course: “The Foundation” is for horse owners who are longing for more confidence, connection, and control in life, in and out of the arena. They are ready to get honest and transform their mindset to take them to the next level.
Part of my story
When I became a mom my self-preservation kicked in and it damaged my communication with my horse. I needed to find a new way of working with my horse to feel connected to myself again, to feel safe, and to do what I love while lessening the risk involved. I learned that soft is strong and clear is kind from a wonderful horsewoman. When I learned how to become a better leader for my horses I was also able to become a better leader in my life by creating boundaries, learning to trust, learning to let go, and learning to think through pressure. I was able to transfer those lessons into my life in and out of the arena, but most importantly I was able to work with my horses and gain the confidence back that I lost and desperately needed. I became obsessed with mastering my mindset and with learning how to become a better horsewoman by learning tools that established connection and trust, rather than solely looking for respect and complacency, I stepped out of fear and into aligned action in all areas of my life. It is a bit like trying to figure out which came first, the chicken or the egg.
Was my growth as a person and communicator with myself and others making me a better horsewoman or was my continued education with my horses making me a better person outside of the arena? The answer is both! One helps the other equally. I wrote my book teaching people to become better communicators with the people in their lives by assessing how to use clear communication with our horses and how the two are interconnected, however, my podcast is that concept flipped on its head. My podcast teaches how focusing on our personal growth, our mindset, our energy, and our health impacts our horsemanship and the relationships we have with our horses. I learned that who we are as people and who we are as equestrians as inextricably connected. I discovered the meaning behind the saying that “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything.” It changed my life.
As my confidence and knowledge grew with the horses I was working with my opportunities to teach what I was learning became more frequent. My husband and I soon found ourselves on the road every weekend teaching clinics. At the time I was still a full-time high school teacher. My husband and I were both new parents, both working seven days a week and both feelings pulled in far too many directions. I can’t speak for Mike, but for me, this took a toll on me in two ways.
1) I felt GUILTY all of the time. I had always heard of mom guilt before I had my daughter, but I didn’t expect this. I was feeling guilty about everything all of the time. I felt like I couldn’t do enough, but at the same time, I was doing too much. I felt like I was failing at everything. I was a half-assed mom, teacher, wife, sister, daughter, friend, house-keeper, horse-owner. You name it, I felt like I was only able to give minimal effort to it and that wasn’t good enough for me or anyone around me (of course that was my perceived impression).
2) I was riding an intense emotional roller coaster every week. I would go into my classroom Monday morning excited for the week ahead and gradually the excitement and enthusiasm would fade as the week went on due to so many things; the student’s not showing up to class (not physically, but mentally and emotionally), seeing what students NEEDED to learn from me versus what I HAD to teach them within the confines of the conventional classroom and fixed outcomes, seeing other teachers struggling due to a number of factors in our teaching environment, and more. Then Friday afternoon would hit. Our trailer and bags would be packed, I would drop our daughter off at her grandmother’s house and we would hit the road. We would travel anywhere from 2-5 hours from home and land at either a familiar or brand new place to teach for the weekend. We slept in friends’ homes, campers, family-owned motels, or B&Bs. We ate with a lot of great people and at a lot of great spots, we taught as much as we could in the short amount of time we had. We tried to lay it all on the line for them. We used our evenings and drives to better our clinics and serve our clientele the best way we knew how. We were growing and evolving every clinic we taught. When we left home on Friday’s driving the opposite direction from our daughter and own horses we always questioned our sanity and our why. It was hard to leave them, but on the drive home, we both felt SO energized and passionate. We spoke about all of the breakthroughs and realizations. We spoke about how we can be better and help more. We felt connected to ourselves and our shared passion. Sunday drives home became one of the highlights of my week. I was driving back to our sweet girl, I was connecting with my husband, I felt like I was making an impact on people’s lives and I felt absolutely inspired. I would bring that energy into Monday with me, what better place than to bring that energy to a classroom full of eager, impressionable minds?!
Eventually, reality hit me that my high from my weekend was happening because I was teaching people who were personally invested in the knowledge I was teaching them and my feelings of success were shaped by their engagement and improvements. This was the opposite of the vast majority of my students in my English class. I had grade 12 students who needed my class to graduate who weren’t bothering to take a pencil to their exam. I became emotionally exhausted and I needed to make a massive change in my life.
It was then that I knew I needed to leave my career teaching in the traditional sense to teach who and what I knew I was made to teach. This course is that; my life’s mission and passion, my gift to the world.