Orillia, ON L3V 6H4
It all began with a 4-year-old little gal and her first pony combined with a move from the “big city” to a farm in Marysville resulting in the passionate love of horses that Brenda Smart continues to nurture in her heart today.
Since that first encounter, her love of horses has deepened and developed with a variety of riding disciplines, beginning with western, on to jumping and advancing to her most favorite: the art and harmony of dressage.
Born into the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nations, Brenda advanced her traditional teachings with a BA in both Sociology and Indigenous Studies.
Twenty years in the business world, working from the bottom up, Brenda has developed her management skills, personal skills, and her ability to multi-task and performs detailed operations under continued stress and pressure. Her accountability and responsibility have upheld her reputation among her peers as a most valuable player on the team.
With the purchase of her own farm, Brenda was so profoundly moved by the healing and spiritual powers of her own horses. She observed their abilities in transforming individuals who needed their guidance and wisdom – not just a source of companionship, but also an offering of non-judgment and unconditional love.
After much intensive research for additional informational, it led Brenda to discover the FEEL Program (Facilitated Experiential Equine Learning).
Upon graduation of the FEEL program, Brenda has now combined both her formal education and her certification as a FEEL Facilitator in order to develop her own program with the spirit of horses.
It’s among Brenda’s goals to provide optimal wellbeing, spiritual awareness and empowerment to her participants. In addition, there is help to build confidence, self-efficiency, communication, and trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control and learning boundaries.
There are many facets of this amazing leading edge modality for developing human potential, and each participant will have their personal needs and requirements handled with impeccable sincerity, privacy and commitment to their personal wellness.