At Spirit Mountain Healing Center, our horses are the heart and soul of the Center. Without the horses, the amazing healing work that is done at Spirit Mountain Healing Center could not take place. Each one of the horses is as unique as each human who comes through the gates at Spirit Mountain Healing Center. It is each horse’s uniqueness that makes every session or lesson at Spirit Mountain Healing Center memorable and as individualized as each client or student who takes the opportunity to go on an amazing journey with Spirit Mountain Healing Center’s herd, where horses either give us what we need or show us what we need.
Spinner is the foundation horse for Spirit Mountain Healing Center. He is an 11-year-old Morab gelding who’s unique abilities to help humans heal include being playful, fearful, stubborn, and just downright cute. Spinner was the final son of Moa-Shah-Re who was the daughter of Michelle’s first horse when she was 13 years old. Spinner has the amazing ability to give the human whatever it is that he/she needs at that moment.
Tenacity is the full sister to Spinner and has many of Spinner’s characteristics however, she is the horse that wears her emotions on her sleeve and isn’t afraid to show them. She is 18 years old and is also a Morab. Tenacity is a confident, very talented horse that has experienced many things in her life, which helps her connect with so many humans.
Shadow is a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding who is the oldest horse of the herd and has been with Michelle since he was 2 years old. Shadow can be very confident at times however most of the time he is happier following along and letting someone else lead the herd. Shadow has also experienced many things in his life, which helps him work better with humans.
It is with a sad and heavy heart that Spirit Mountain Healing Center lost Shadow on January 31, 2020 at the age of 27. Shadow’s health had been declining for some time as he was running out of teeth and because of this was losing weight and becoming depressed. Shadow was known as “The Rock” for many different reasons. When he was younger he could be hard to get moving and then as he aged he became “my Rock.” Always there for me no matter what. Shadow and I had a special bond where we trusted each other implicitly. He knew that I would help keep him safe and I knew he would help keep me safe. Spirit Mountain Healing Center is quieter now without Shadow, however, I know he is pain free and has rejoined the other herd members that have gone on before him. I know one day I will join Shadow on the other side. Namaste, my Rock.
Cody is the newest member of the herd though no one would know that by watching him with the other horses in the herd. Cody is thought to be a Andalusian/ Morgan cross and is about 20 years old. Cody has experienced many homes in his life and when he joined the herd he was so anxious that the herd had to teach him how to calm down so he could become part of the herd. Cody now is a well-adjusted herd member and he loves to help humans heal.