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King Horse
Equine Care & Stewardship

KING HORSE - with Tia Jewell at Of The Sun Sanctuary


 Basic Horse Care and Horse Handling: feeding, leading and turnout, basic health check,  grooming; feed prep, water top up, safety check, blanket cleaning

Horse Health and Wellness Care: hand walking, lunging, free lunging, round pen work, ground work, stretches, basic acupressure, basic massage, quality time/ company keeping

Additional Care: Animal Communication, energy work, “Conscious Grooming”

Barn and Property Maintenance: mucking, barn cleaning, arena harrowing, tack maintenance

Equine Photography


Qualicum Beach


Coombs & Errington

Nanoose Bay


Jingle Pot

Cedar &Yellowpoint


KING HORSE with Shasta at Of The Sun Sanctuary

My horsemanship approach:

  • Compassionate and intuitive mindset.

  • Emphasis on partnership and mutually beneficial collaboration.

  • Treating horses as sentient beings and my equals.

  • Paying attention and tuning into a horse’s perspective. 

  • Working with body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

  • Being open to different kinds of communication. 

  • Utilizing experience and knowledge gained from working with herds in natural environments as well as working in traditional stables. 

Services not offered: 

  • Riding your horse or performance training your horse. That is out of my scope of practice as I am not a professional horse rider or trainer, and have no certification in those fields. 

  • Medical services beyond First Aid 1  and Basic Equine Emergency First Aid as I am not a licensed medical professional.

  • Residential cleaning.

  • Dog walking.

  • House sitting. I am a permanent caretaker at a horse farm in Cedar, and prefer to stay there at night. (Rare exceptions can be made as a "last resort" type thing if your arrangements fall through.)

KING HORSE on Tia Jewell



$25/h, minimum of 2 hours per visit + mileage (between $0.25 and $0.40/km depending on current gas prices)

$170/day for full day visit (up to 8 hours) + mileage (between $0.25 and $0.40/km depending on current gas prices)

3 hrs chores, 2 hrs feedings, 3 hrs horse care (grooming, exercising, stretching, TLC, communication)


$30/hr, minimum of 2.5 hours per visit + mileage (between $0.25 and $0.40/km depending on current gas prices)

$200/day for full day visit (up to 8 hours) + mileage  (between $0.25 and $0.40/km depending on current gas prices)

3 hrs chores, 2 hrs feedings, 3 hrs horse care (grooming, exercising, stretching, TLC, communication)

If a split day (two separate visits) is preferred instead of 8 hours, an additional return trip mileage applies. 

KING HORSE with the Chiron herd in Coombs

$300/day for overnight stay (up to 8 hrs of active work + nighttime check in) + mileage ($.30/km) (This rate reflects my preference to NOT overnight on site. I only provide this service in rare exceptions.)


$200/90min session + up to 10 finished photographs. 


Barn Manager - Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Duncan (2022)

A position responsible for the barn operations and property maintenance at a high paced non-profit facility. Example of duties:

  • Leading a team of barn staff and volunteers, ensuring proper care of 15 therapy horses

  • Maintaining databases of horse health records, tack and equipment, and barn projects

  • Coordinating the preparation of horses for their respective lessons - grooming, tacking, turning out etc.

  • Creating and monitoring feeding schedules and turn out

  • Scheduling and supervising vet and farrier visits, supply and feed deliveries, light and heavy duty equipment maintenance

KING HORSE with Fabio at CTRA
KING HORSE with Shasta at Of The Sun Sanctuary

Assistant Property Manager - Of The Sun Sanctuary, Cedar (2019 - present)

A live-on-site arrangement with a private owner of a 23 acre nature sanctuary and a horse farm.

  • Looking after, training and working with three horses; riding, ground work, therapy sessions

  • Providing light duty maintenance of the land and structures: manure pickup, harrowing, trail and forest maintenance, firewood, keeping the barn and stalls in order, barn chores, tack maintenance, etc.

  • Facilitating volunteer opportunities, work exchanges and farm visits

  • Bringing and working with clients for Medicine Horse sessions

  • Documenting the life at the farm in photographs. See The Valley of Miracles

Horse Handler - Chiron Holistics, Coombs (2015 - present)

Volunteering at an Equine Assisted Healing facility which includes a large property and a herd of Medicine Horses

  • Property maintenance and herd care (feeding, grooming, mucking)

  • Working with each of the six horses individually to practice Equine Facilitated Healing (both alone and with volunteer clients)

  • Providing assistance during events and workshops (horse handling, horse safety instructions, tending to visitors' questions, groundwork demonstration etc.)

  • Holding educational and creative workshops of my own

  • Documenting the life on the farm in a body of work titled Wounded Healers, Human Whisperers

KING HORSE with Soreto, my king horse, at Chiron Holistics


OFA Level 1

Basic Equine Health and Emergency First Aid

Tractor Safety Training

Chiron Medicine Horse Wayshow Year 1 and 2


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