2022 SPRING – Here we come!

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Blue skies, warm sun, new leaves on the trees, the smell of fresh grass and the sound of peepers in the ponds. New little critters adding to the wild sanctuaries in the woods and in the lazy little river here on PENZANCE – I couldn’t be MORE ready!

What about you? Are you ready?

With the imminent arrival of SPRING 2022 I am finally preparing to initiate the return calling of PENZANCE’s Womens’ Equine Assisted Ministry and Bible Studies.

For years PENZANCE was a sanctuary in Douglas, Massachusetts for women from all walks of life. A place to come to explore the peace of the Holy Spirit and the unconditional love that God has for each one of us. It was a place to grow, to develop new thoughts, make new friends (both equine AND human) and, well, – to experience the original meaning of the name Penzance,

“God’s Holy Headland; the place for Spiritual Growth”.

Now, in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut, in Canterbury, PENZANCE has been rehomed and renewed! The horses, ponies and donkeys are ready to meet some new friends and to get back to “work”. Although, we know that their ‘work’ is simply being who they are as God created them to be — our teachers.

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.” –Job 12:7-8

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There is no riding the horses or ponies here (they are rescues and all have physical or emotional traumas that prevent them being put under a rider) BUT their simple presence, their very spirits can teach us so much of that unconditional love that our Father pours out on us – they exude our Father’s love and patience with us. Most times, the very simple act of merely sitting near them in the field allows our spirits to truly LISTEN to what Father is saying to us through His Word and through His presence. It allows us to tune in and HEAR His Word – that Word intended specifically for our own, individual spirits.

We read God’s Word.

We study and learn what He has for us during the time here.

We learn to worship and praise and sing and dance; or write and draw and paint and fully embrace ALL that God and His Son, His Holy Spirit, has for us – each in our own unique way.

Sometimes we simply sit in HIS presence and hear that still small voice that explodes our hearts and souls.

Groups, Semi-private and Individuals welcomed.

If you’d like to visit please send me a message for more information – m.me/gwenyth.santagate or text to me, 774-280-4227.

Are you ready?

I am.

In love and wonderment of our amazing Father … ❤️‍🔥

Don’t Give Up on Your Dream …

HORSELOVERS!
 
Never Give Up on Your Dreams! … are you a beginner horse lover over the age of 18 who has little to no horse experience and would like to learn the beginning foundations of horsemanship?
 
Or, perhaps you’ve not been around horses for years and would like to get connected with them again? Have you always wanted to learn “natural” and kind horsemanship – learning how they think and feel and how to relate to them on a higher level?
 
Are you an older or Senior Lady who would love to live out your little girl’s dream?
 
Having recently moved to Canterbury, CT we at PENZANCE Equine Integrative Solutions are now ready to accept private and semi-private appointments that cover the foundational aspects of horsemanship including handling horses, grooming, leading, controling the hooves, how horses think and equine behavior and much more.
 
No riding involved.
 
Private and semi-private sessions (1 – 1/2 hrs each sessons) and small groups (up to 4) 3 hr sessions.
 
A series of (3) sessions: Private $75 per session; Semi-private $50 pp per session. Groups $150 pp per 3-hr session (with 4 participants).
 
3 Session Program – Packages for 3 sessions paid in full at least 2 weeks prior to start of program – PRIVATE $195 Semi-private $140 pp, Groups $400 pp for (3) 3 hr. sessions. $50 of full payment non-refundable up to 1 week prior to start. Total unrefundable within 1 week to the start and after program begins.
 
WINTER sessions begin December 10th on Mons, Tues. and Fridays in Canterbury, CT.
 
In the case of inclement weather sessions are postponed to following week.
 
Contact Gwenyth Santagate at gwen.santagate@gmail.com or call (860) 556-9199 and leave message, please.
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I do Life with Horses …

gwendiego2-300x269Today, 7 years ago on Facebook I wrote a note. It said —

“They are an integral part of *us* in terms of they have something to share with us each time we stroke them, smell them, see them — they are just like us only in ‘horse’ clothing. Learn to connect with your OWN horse and realize that you are on a path with your own horse that no one else can walk.” — Dec. 1, 2009

It was one of those paradigms … those life-changing moments when something really, I mean REALLY hits you. Yes, our horses are spirits in horse bodies – just like we’re spirits in human bodies. It was something that twisted and turned and smoothed out in the gut during contemplation. It now is the flowing base of my connection with any horse. It is truly amazing. Beyond words, way beyond the carrot stick and the bit and saddle. It is … life in spirit.

I do “life” with horses. They’ve been ‘life’ blood for me since before I was born, I believe. I just said it yesterday to my beloved sister – horses and the ocean … they’re both my blood and I no longer make excuses for that. There are no excuses. Nor should there have to be. As much as I need air to breathe I need horses and the ocean to be whole. No one questions why I need air. Why question, “Why horses?” Jesus made me that way – and HE knows. HE understands. I just wish it hadn’t taken me a lifetime to understand.

Yep, I do “life” with horses. I AM one with horses in spirit. It’s who I am.

Every living thing on our planet has an energy field – the world is full of energy fields all interacting with each other. Some species are more sensitive to energy than others: horses are incredibly aware of and in tune with it, whereas we humans seem, for the most part, to have lost our connection to and awareness of it. –http://www.holisticequinetherapist.com/blog/fields-of-energy-fields

For years I’ve been harping on energy, intent, intuitiveness with horses, etc. etc. … and this article sums it all up very nicely.

I LOVE when I find others who are in tune with life’s energies. And I LOVE when someone asks me about it all and is wanting to learn! I get excited to be able to help someone discover how their energy and intent can not only help their relationships with their horses, but their relationships with other people as well.

Learning about our horses’ energies will directly affect our own energy and how we use it. It can, if we allow, change our entire world!

Be sure to read this article.  I know you’ll enjoy it!
And if you’re interesting in learning about all this, call me +1 (239) 573-9687 or email to me – gwen.santagate@gmail.com  I can help you no matter where you are in the world! 🙂 Remember — we’re all connected.

http://www.holisticequinetherapist.com/blog/fields-of-energy-fields

Horses Help Humans Manage Stress

Horses Help Humans Manage Stress … research paper by Cryshta Avera, posted by Soulseeker Journey, May 3, 2016

“Abstract —
Stress has physiological effects on the human body that can cause chronic illness or disease if maintained long term. The purpose of this research is to provide information on the effect horses have on the human body systems, specifically related to the relief of side effects caused by stress. This research sought scholarly sources of education on the definition of stress and its effects on health, as well as equine therapy, and therapeutic benefits of being in mother nature as a natural accompaniment to being with horses. Also, examples of horses causing relief of stress, chronic illness, and other health conditions were sought out and presented. Through this research I discovered that the key component to horses being able to relieve stress in humans is the oxytocin release that is triggered and the domino effect oxytocin has on the human body, physiologically. All humans who are interested in horses and do not have any fear of being around horses should consider adding time with horses as part of a stress management plan.”

To read entire research paper please visit …

Horses Help Humans Manage Stress … research paper

Horse Medicine

The word ‘medicine’ means ‘spiritual quality’.  Everything has a medicine.
What is your medicine?  What is your inner essence (including the parts of it you’d rather not own)?  When you begin to discover your inner self, and accept it, you begin to be authentic.  We generally carry some hurt about the way our lives have been influenced over the years.  When you follow your heart, you will become more authentic, this in turn gives you more energy, as you are not spending your time struggling to be someone else.
~Horse Spirit Connections

 

Horses are powerful medicine. They heal. They intuit. They share. They take.

Simply spending time in the pasture with your horse is healing.

Time.
To heal.
Time.
Allowing the horse to take the pain from you.
Receiving the healing the horse has to share.
Time.

Its simple. Its easy. Its amazing.

Simply take a chair or a lounge to the paddock and relax into it.
B.r.e.a.t.h.e.
Be cognizant of your breathing … inhale slowly through your nose; exhale slowly through softly open lips.
FEEL.
What is your horse hearing? Feeling? Seeing? Smelling? Tasting?
Draw your horse to you. Allow him to explore you gently.
Attune yourself to your horse and allow him to quietly draw out your pain.

Then receive the healing.

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What did you experience? What did you feel? How do you feel now?

Horse Medicine …