My trip to Equine Pacifica, as seen on Equitrekking
Opportunities present themselves to us when we are ready to embrace them and make the most out of them.
Sometimes it all begins with an intention we simply throw out there without necessarily knowing how to go about materializing it. And so we continue on with our lives. Miraculously, at some point in time, what may seem like a small event pops into our reality and a new, spectacular adventure unfolds.
Aside from photographing horses in interesting locations worldwide, I have become very keen on further understanding their nature and establishing a deeper connection with them. I was not quite ready to ride yet, so that was not the answer. The equine assisted programs seemed something I would have considered at some point in time, but I was not prepared for such an experience either.
Then, one day, out of the blue, the answer came with an ease that still makes me smile to this day: Equine Pacifica of Del Mar, California decided to follow me on Twitter. Intrigued by such a resonant name, I researched them.
I read their entire web page content while resonating with every single word. How could I not? Jane Wesson, the owner and experienced massage therapist/ energy worker was eloquently describing her one week long equine body work course.
Each day would begin with yoga on the beach, followed by a healthy breakfast, then the group would study the anatomy of the magnificent equus and eat some more super healthy food at lunch.
In the afternoon the students would go out to different stables in the area and practice on a variety of horses. Some of them champion racers and jumpers.
Wow, how perfect would that be, I thought? I just saw myself there…on the beach…being close to horses…connecting with like minded human beings.
So I called Jane. I remember having a warm, joyous feeling throughout our conversation. Which confirmed this was meant to be. I went with that instinct and booked my trip. Not even two months later I was landing in San Diego with a deep sense of anticipation.
After exploring the magnificent coast for a few days, I joined the other students and together we began a wondrous, unexpected journey. At the end of which we emerged as deeply changed human beings, connected to something deeper within ourselves, with even greater admiration for the spirit of our larger-than-life four legged friends and cherishing new found friendships.
The week long course has delivered quality on all levels to the point where our expectations (if any) were far exceeded.
Jane Wesson has a real talent at sharing her knowledge. As simple as this may sound, it is not always the easiest thing to do. Yet she is really gifted at showing others what love and respect for horses can accomplish. And the animals do love her back and are not shy to express their gratitude in the sweetest of all ways.
I can only thank Jane for having opened a new, magnificent portal into my reality. One I gladly chose to step through with her amazing guidance.
I have happily worked with horses since. My soul has expanded and I am grateful I now have the ability to give back to some of the most inspiring beings I have ever met.