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"Jacquie's personal brilliance and warm heart encourage others to shine and open themselves up to new possibilities. Her knowledge and understanding of this work through the Way of the Horse is exceptional. Anyone coming to Jacquie and her magnificent herd of horses should expect some "life changing" opportunities for growth and expansion."
-Kathleen Barry Ingram"Jacquie Braly is a skilled facilitator who well understands the transformative potential when horses call us to the inner journey. Her work with people and horses is filled with grace and magic!"
Co-facilitator and creator of the Epona Apprenticeship Program
-Leigh"I had the privilege of attending a workshop at the Wisdom Horse Ranch, Arizona, during the Winter, 2007. If you love nature, you will love this place, it is the desert at its most beautiful. I found that Jacquie is uniquely suited to facilitate this work! She and the herd provide an emotionally safe process to develop self awareness, coping strategies and facilitate change - and the herd will teach you things about yourself in the most surprising ways. I absolutely recommend the workshops. I came away having grown in clarity and confidence, how cool is that?!
-Mary"I am still experiencing healing through the affirmation and self-awareness that began in my grief work with Jacquie and her horses nearly six months ago. I am grateful for their transformative touch."
-P.L."The memories of my experiences with Jacquie and the horses continue to thrive and influence my life. I am truly grateful for the chance to work and play with them."
-Joan"Sometimes people come in to our lives unexpectedly. They give us the gift of themselves that we so desperately need. Jacquie is this gift..."
-Vicki"The Epona workshop is definitely a gift that keeps on giving. Never having been around horses before, in the way we were at Epona, I was quite apprehensive about the whole experience. Your certainty, compassion and obvious mastery around horses put me, and my mind, at ease. With your support and confidence in me I got to feel safe and supported and was actually able to find my way to having fun. Thank you for an amazing and very impactful learning and growth experience."
I have included two documents to give you a deeper sense of who I am. The first is my original 4-page application to Epona, written in April, 2004. It was reviewed by Kathleen Barry Ingram, MA, and Linda Kohanov, founder of Epona and author of The Tao of Equus, and Riding Between the Worlds, and was the basis of my acceptance into the Epona year long apprenticeship program. Upon acceptance, we were then asked to introduce ourselves to the other 14 apprentices by answering a series of questions. The second document, Apprenticeship Questions, is my response. There is some overlap.
While creating the presentation of this information, I asked for guidance one evening before going to bed. Early the next morning, as I went out to care for the horses, information and tears came flooding through, the result of which is contained in the section of the brochure called "The Way". I sobbed, and in fact had originally ended the section with "And as I write this, the tears flow as easily as the words." Being the wise soul that I am, I decided I was not going to ask for any more guidance unless it came with KLEENEX! Cases of it! A huge gift of being able to facilitate this work is that we get to continue our journey to wholeness, to at-one-ment, along with you!
I hope that if something in this information touches you, you will contact me, or another Epona facilitator, to experience this magic for yourself. Requests to travel to your area will be considered!
Epona Application (.doc)