Suzanne’s passion and love of horses began at a very early age. She started riding at the age of 10 and that fueled her desire to share her life with this majestic animal. Suzanne’s dream was to be able to work in partnership with horses but didn’t know in what capacity this would entail. It wasn’t until she discovered FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) that she knew that this was the partnership she wanted to embrace.
With this new insight, Suzanne enrolled in the Certification Program at Horse Spirit Connections. Suzanne graduated in May of 2012 and started her own practice called Horse & Hands. Her business combines her passion of horses with her love of Reiki. Suzanne is a Reiki Master and she offers Reiki treatments for both humans and animals, as well as certification training for those who want to learn Reiki.
FEEL has changed Suzanne’s life in a profound manner. It has opened her eyes to the wisdom that horses possess. It has given her the tools to stay grounded and present in the moment. It has enhanced Suzanne’s intuitive abilities, and has widened Suzanne’s view of emotions and the information they hold. But most of all, FEEL has shown Suzanne just how powerful this work can be in assisting others.
Helping people has been a theme throughout Suzanne’s professional life. She started her career as a dog guide trainer for the blind, and then opened her own dog training school for pet dogs. She eventually found herself working with shelter dogs at a local animal shelter. Suzanne helped train and co-ordinate the volunteers, helped run a successful dog therapy program, and taught school age children kindness to animals.
Suzanne resides on a 5 acre farm in Lynden, ON with her husband, 3 children, 3 horses, 2 cats and a dog. She hopes by sharing the FEEL work with others, they too will feel a new richness in their lives, and be witness to the power that horses possess, thus opening doors to new possibilities.