The other day I was at a rescue barn with a client and noticed a woman in the arena. We are Facebook friends but hadn't met yet. I heard through the grapevine she was thinking about doing the program I have done because of my work locally, and she's always there on my business page. ;)
I asked if she was who I thought she was, and I waltzed up and introduced myself.
I could get territorial.
I could get defensive.
I could be unwelcoming.
I could spew BS.
There are many therapists in our area and sometimes, to some, it seems like there aren't enough horses.
Personally, I have heard through the grapevine all sorts of fascinating things about myself from clients that ran from the negative nellies who have embodied the above. Some of them don't even know me. Some of them don't even know my skill-set.
They talk. It's a shame - I mean, I don't bite. There's value in the experiences all of us have and our trains of thoughts. I am happy doing my thing while they do theirs. I think its about more than that a lot of the time, but that's just a theory.
And, ya know... I didn't want to do that.
So, I talked to her as a human. I explained my path, my goals and I welcomed her to call me so we can do a session with her mare after hearing her story. I even will teach her a few things when we get together so she can feel as she does it. I let her know she didn't have to go in blind and she didn't have an enemy in me, at least I hope that was conveyed.
The more horses that get my skills, even if done by someone else, the more people know about it, the more people find the right therapist for them, and the more horses benefit.
Ain't nothing to complain about there!
Hi - I'm Lindsay. This is my outlet for sharing my thoughts, rambling and journey I've been on as an equine therapist, entrepreneur and horsewoman. I live in the ruggedly wild Wyoming and have a love for hounds, curly horses, margaritas and anatomy. Thanks for stopping by!