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Tanya & Todd

Why do we do what we do? Whether you believe it or not, horses talk to you all the time. More than you could ever imagine. In this program, you are presented with many different obstacles. These obstacles are representations of our own lives and the different obstacles that we...
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Ricki & Jonah

Ricki and Jonah and realizing we have choice! Two young boys came to our program with no desire to participate or even give the program a try. Their facial expressions and attitudes were clear that they wanted nothing to do with the program or the horses. It is clear in...
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Gloria’s Story

An example of true change. 💖 🐴A little girl from one of our 8-week anti-bullying curriculums had come with 7 other youth from her school. All of the kids attending had been to the principal’s office several times with issues either from being a bully or from being bullied themselves....
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Charlie’s Story

Charlie's Story Our horses are the true superstars of this program. It’s important to always listen to what the horse is saying, as they are the tellers of truth, always honest, act instantly and live in the moment. This was evident when one of the youth who came to our...
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Sam’s Story

“Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When “I” is replaced by “we,” illness becomes wellness.” -Shannon L. Alder. It is very important to ensure that those who feel this way, find comfort and happiness in something. Through the powerful teachings of the horse, it is possible. Sam...
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“Hold on to your butts…”

Hold onto your butts.” First of all, it should be said that Jurassic Park is my favourite movie, of all time, bar none. Why? It’s got everything. Relationship building, action, adventure, humour and it has freakin' dinosaurs!  But I digress. One of the biggest takeaways from this movie, leadership-wise, is...
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It’s ok to look after yourself

"To live an empowered life so you can empower others, you must simultaneously find or make the time to take care of yourself."By Kari Fulmek No matter how crazy your days and weeks get, you must find time to take care of yourself. This isn’t a platitude or a suggestion,...
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Use The Force Luke!

So far this leadership blog has been based solely on Finding Nemo quotes, which in itself is awesome.  But while on the computer dealing with a technical issue I suddenly realized that at that moment I was channeling my inner ‘Anger’, like from the movie Inside Out and I thought,...
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Our Journey Around the World – Mount Mounganui, NZ

This trip was exciting!  Not only were we about to go train the largest group of facilitators yet, we were also there for the very first course for our new Australia Instructor, Jane Hemingway-Mohr! But before we even got to Australia, we figured that since we were going so so...
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Western Horse Review Article

Equine Connection is empowering people to change their lives while working with the horse. Located near Calgary, Alberta, Equine Connection is a multi-faceted organization that focuses on the many ways working with the horse as a teacher through Equine Assisted Learning can help people build the skills to change their...
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The Woman Who Gave Me Everything

Posted January 9, 2018 One of the hardest days of my life was saying the physical goodbye to my incredible mom! It’s amazing how strong we must get when we have to and I knew I would have to be strong to write and read this at my mom’s funeral as...
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The Spirit of an Amazing Horse – Faye

Owner and Senior Facilitator of Spiritual Equine Connection, Kari Fulmek nearly gave up on her dream of running an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) program after a year of trials and tribulations. This is a story of an amazing horse that has beaten so many odds to come be a part...
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