St Catharines, ON L2M 3R9
Kim Lapierre wanted to rekindle her love of horses she had as a child. Opportunity knocked and Kim answered. She signed up to take a Horse Grooming Course.
Kim began her career as a nurse in Toronto, working in psychiatry with adults and youth. During this time Kim was instrumental in initiating an in-house school program for youth. Kim then went on to pursue a very rich and rewarding career working as an Occupational Health Nurse and later became certified while working at a large teaching hospital.
Kim then moved to Guelph, taking on a managerial role in a large school board where she developed their first Health and Safety Program. Eventually Kim headed back to her home town of St. Catharines. She has been enjoying contract experiences that reflect her diverse interests and expertise, including working as a nurse at the Niagara Regional Detention Centre.
Kim has always loved horses but like many, had always felt a little nervous around them and thought a grooming course would help her feel more comfortable. She started noticing just being around the horses was making a positive difference in her day. She began researching how people could connect with horses and make a difference in their lives. Kim found her answer. She obtained the Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) Certification. Experiential learning is “learning by doing” and that is exactly where Kim found her connection.
Kim has a passion for helping others and feels privileged to now be able to offer this work to others, using the horse as a powerful teacher for self discover.
Kim understands this work is not about being a “horse person.” It is about finding what really is in your heart and connecting to your inner self through horses.