for the upcoming “Disconnect to Reconnect” – A Magical Day with Horses and Art at Whispering Winds Farm on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
YOUR HOSTS …
JANE FINN is the owner of Whispering Winds Horses, a tranquil 23.8-acre property surrounded by forests that invites you to relax and explore your heart’s desires – what you need to lead not only a full life, but a fulfilling life.
As a seasoned communications expert, Jane is adept at leading individuals and teams through the process of self-discovery. She has always felt a deep connection to people, horses, and nature. In 2019, Jane became a certified FEEL – Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning coach to engage her horses as her teaching partners. Working with Jane and her horses as your guides and mentors, helps you embody what you learn about yourself.
Discovering who you are is a gift. Exploring how to use your gifts to relate to self and others is a journey. Jane and her herd look forward to supporting and inspiring you on your personal journey to wholeness and well-being.
CJ SHELTON is the owner of Dancing Moon Designs and has been teaching a variety of creativity-fostering workshops, drawing and painting classes in the tranquil environment of her nature-filled studio and gallery at the beautiful historic Alton Mill Arts Centre for over 12 years.
As an accomplished fine artist with a long professional career in commercial art CJ’s ethereal and mystical work explores the spirit and light in nature through the lens of the circular form. In addition to her extensive art background, she also has training in counselling, therapeutic art facilitation and shamanic practices.
CJ’s passion is working one-on-one as well as in small groups, helping others discover the benefits of art for self-expression, mindfulness and relaxation. Her classes are always a magical mix of creativity, fun and inspiration as she artfully demonstrates how to live a more harmonious and balanced life. To learn more about CJ and her offerings feel free to continue exploring this website.
THE HORSES OF WHISPERING WINDS FARM …
Click on the individual photos to see the name of each of our wonderful horse facilitators! A brief description of each of the horses and their “specialties” can be found below the photo gallery.
Miss Emmy is a 12-year-old Gypsy Vanner who was raised in Lindsay and loves the outdoors. She’s slightly shorter, and a wee bit broader than a typical draft horse. Emmy also loves her food, and like her owner, must watch what she eats. Sugar makes her happy, but it can be too much of a good thing.
Spartacus is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse. He came to us after an illustrious career at Medieval Times. A former knight’s jousting steed, Spartacus shows us how to be patient, kind, and calm in any situation. Slow and steady is his mantra.
Simba is a Morgan, Arab, Quarter Horse cross. At 16 years old he still acts like a teenager and is a bit of a trickster. He thoroughly entertains his herd mates with his antics trying to wheedle extra treats from visitors to the farm. Small in stature, Simba is big in heart.
Honeybee or “Honey”, as we like to call her, is a Strawberry Roan Clydesdale. Standing a little over 17 hands high, she is the largest member of our herd. Honey is another rescue so we’re guessing she’s around 28-years-old. A gentle giant, she’s as sweet as her name.
Handsome is an Appaloosa Percheron of an indeterminate age. He was rescued from a field where he had lived alone for several years. We estimate he is somewhere in his mid-20’s. Handsome has been with us for five years and now that he is part of a herd once more, he’s living up to his name!
Valencia or “Val” for short, is a 12-year-old thoroughbred who exudes feminine energy. She came to us from the racetrack when she was three. Val excels at teaching humans how to set and maintain boundaries.