Can I ask you something?
Have horses pulled at you? Drawn you in? Fascinated you? Have you been mesmerized by their power and maybe a little nervous of it? Have you dreamed of riding and being with horses?
Maybe, you like me, have an obsession that just won’t quit and as such, have horses looking in your window as you read this page. Or, for one reason or another, life has taken you on a different path and even though horses aren’t a part of your everyday, you think of them, wonder about them and go kinda nuts when you see one. Or, perhaps you’ve always been terrified of them and you’re getting to a point where you’re wondering about that – what is that about?
Well, for any and all of those reasons and many more, you’re in the right place. Because horses are powerful teachers. And it doesn’t matter if they are in your backyard, in your daydreams or in a calendar on your wall – they are calling out to you for a reason.
And that’s what being a Modern Day Cowgirl is all about.
Over a decade ago, I realized that my life needed to change or else. I was depressed and miserable, but even worse, I didn’t know it. Miserable had officially become my normal and I didn’t know how to feel any other way. I had terrible thoughts and my inner critics were torture – a constant cacaphony of inner voices going on about how much of a failure I was, how stupid, how ugly. I was getting to the end of what I could handle.
It was at this same time that horses came back into my life. I remembered my deep love of horses, the pleasure I felt when I was with them and things started to shift in powerful ways. I completely changed the course of my career, deciding to pursue my passion for horses as an Equine Sport Therapist. I ended my dysfunctional relationship. I moved out on my own. And eight months later I met one of the loves of my life and my best friend, my mare Diva.
If there is one thing that I’ve realized when it comes to horses, it is that they call you. And if you are drawn to them, to their powerful presence, there is a reason. And the teachings of horses have the potential to ripple through our very way of being, shifting us towards transformation and happiness in ways we never thought possible. They are paradigm-shifters, helping us, as Linda Kohanov so eloquently puts it, to ride between the worlds.
Are they calling you?
If you’re feeling the pull to horses and wondering, “Alexa, what does it mean?” I will tell you that horses “pull at us” for a reason and perhaps it’s about time you explored that reason a little more deeply. If you are needing a little or a lot of equine-inspired help figuring out how to create a fabulous life you love, then you’ve come to the right place. That is exactly why I created the Modern Day Cowgirl 21-day Bootcamp.
Looking back over the last ten years, my connection with horses was one of my biggest teachers when it came to figuring out how authentic happiness and fulfillment happened. And what they’ve showed me is now available to you, whether you have horses in your backyard or have never been around them. This is a chance to connect to these incredible beings from the comfort of your own home!