Meet the Horses
Authentic Strides has two incredible equine partners, Luna and Patches. The trusted bond they formed with Joanie, has allowed them to express their innate gifts working with and healing humans. She feels it’s an honor to work with these horses and for them to be seen as the incredible animals they are.
As with all of nature, horses’ presence connects people more deeply to their truths. And because horses have been human companions for millennia, they are especially profound as lenses for seeing life from a new perspective. No horse experience is necessary to experience these benefits.
Luna is a quarter horse thoroughbred mix Joanie adopted when Luna was four and quite sick. After nursing her back to health and gentling her fears, she assisted Joanie’s middle daughter through her early riding years, and now is her most trusted trail horse and partner. Luna is Joanie’s reason for stepping into this journey of true self discovery.
Patches is black, white and beautiful. Patches was adopted six years ago and had also been experiencing some neglect. His feet, teeth, weight and coat needed attention. He’s been Joanie’s youngest daughter’s best friend since the day he arrived. He assisted her in her early years of learning riding, and has always taken care of her. Patches is now Joanie’s heart-horse partner in this work. He is gentle and loving to everyone and supportive of all who choose to step into their authentic selves.