Larry has been shoeing horses for nearly thirty years, with over twenty years as a professional farrier. He is also a retired veteran of twenty years in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. Prior to his discharge, Larry apprenticed with several different farriers, attended clinics to improve his forging skills, and attended short courses to understand anatomy. Larry works closely with the veterinarian community to provide the best solution possible for the horse. Click here for Larry’s Horse Harmonics Profile piece.
Dr. Heather Fraser
Dr. Heather Fraser is an associate veterinarian at Evergreen Equine Veterinary Practice, a mobile veterinary practice based out of Snohomish, WA. A graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University, Heather brings her specialty training in lameness and acupuncture to Evergreen Equine. She holds a degree in Animal Science from Washington State University, a degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, and certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Prior to joining Evergreen Equine, Dr. Fraser completed an internship at Northwest Equine Performance with Dr. Mark Revenaugh of Portland, Oregon, specializing in equine lameness and diagnostic imaging. She also owned her own practice where she integrated her skills in acupuncture and lameness to help performance horses reach their full potential. When Heather is not working, she enjoys riding, traveling, skiing, and hiking with her dog Brittany.
Constance Funk and her mare, Chasta
Author, Artist, and Clinician Constance Funk of Woodylane Farm met Liz Mitten Ryan through their mutual love for horses. Each read the other’s books to realize they were sharing a trail the horses were blazing. Liz’s heart went out to Chasta and her troubled past at the hands of humans. She knew the best medicine for any horse is to connect with a herd.However, Gateway 2 Ranch is not a facility to bring horses to for training or rehabilitation. It is about offering the wilderness experience and Liz’s family herd of horses and other animals (wild and domestic!) to expand awareness and consciousness in humans. Liz intuitively knew that Chasta is a highly intelligent equine ambassador for this expansion and invited her to be a part of the filming of One With The Herd. All conventional knowledge of horses would say this could put Chasta or the other horses at risk since she would be a newcomer and not biologically related.
A love far greater than fear was operating at full force as LE, Liz’s Grandmother lead mare, observed her family interact with Chasta and helped her to learn the language of the equine species. Chasta and Connie were able to spend ten days together with the herd, healing from the inside out, experiencing the oneness of all life.
Carolyn Guske and her Morgan, Remy
Carolyn has had a lifelong passion for animals and a 30 year career as an artist in animation. She’s a 4th generation Californian who grew up in the San Fernando Valley. Her animation career started in Ink and Paint, to Color Key, back to art school, and then culminated into a career of background painting.
Carolyn has a strong foundation in drawing, painting and design. She is a Photoshop expert with the ability to diagnose problems and recommend solutions in a Development, Production and Post Production environment. She is a very quick study with computer programs and has excellent communication skills. She is dedicated to recognize and meet any artistic and technical challenge and plays well with others. She has experience in Feature Film animation, TV animation, Commercials, Merchandising and Marketing artwork.
Starting in March 2009, between animation gigs, Carolyn began to paint farm animals. She received such personal satisfaction from rediscovering watercolor after a 20 year hiatus, she became motivated to paint every rare breed farm animal she could find.
“Having a subject you are passionate about is paramount.”
As an avid traveler, she enjoys the process of visiting farms to take photos to create her compositions or use owner photos to capture the essence of each breed. Her hope is to communicate her impression of the beauty and personality of each animal — that her paintings will bring attention to these rare breeds and increase appreciation for our agricultural heritage.
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Dr. Chelsie Hollan
Dr. Chelsie Hollan is originally from Southern Nevada where Joshua Trees are relied on for shade. She graduated top of her class at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State in May 2007 with outstanding academic achievements in lameness and reproduction. To further hone her skills, she completed an internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in July 2008. Prior to joining Evergreen Equine in April 2009, Dr. Hollan was an associate at a well-respected practice in Gig Harbor, Rocky Bay Equine.Performance horse medicine has been Dr. Hollan’s goal since falling in love with the athleticism of her first horse. It is her number one priority to keep a sport horse performing up to his abilities and owner’s expectations. Dr. Hollan has completed an animal chiropractic course at Options for Animals minutes outside of Kansas City, Kansas in August 2011. She is certified through International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and now serves performance horses throughout the northwest. Chelsie and Jay Hollan live with their menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats in Snohomish. Jay is a local contractor and avid outdoorsman. Dr. Hollan still runs barrels, enjoys trail riding, reading, and the sun (that’s the Southern Nevada DNA)!
Theodora has always worked with translucency and light. The imagery comes through a story of lived experience and her distinctive ability to transform an experience into a original and distinct work of art. She has three degrees in art and one in art history, further art education came from apprenticeship. Theodora’s innovative slumped and painted glass works for public places gained her professional regard at Pilchuck Glass School in 2004.
Jeff has a history of unique problem solving abilities and brings meticulous craftsmanship, technical expertise, and an innate ability to take a project to completion with the finest results.
Terry is a Nutrena representative. More to come!
Kim McElroy is renowned for her equine art. For two decades her pastels have graced popular greeting cards and collectibles, pastel originals and fine art prints. Her visions of horses portray the power and beauty of the horse’s form, and offer us a timeless glimpse of its soul. Kim has an intuitive understanding of the sentience of horses, and her paintings invite the viewer to experience their own personal encounters. Kim’s Spirit of Horse Gallery is located on her farm in Kingston, Washington, where she and her husband live with their four legged family members.
“Horses are uniquely connected to us. They are benevolent companions and guides to the beingness we have forgotten. The purpose of my art is to share the gifts that horses offer in images that evoke the wisdom our hearts remember.” ~ Kim McElroy
Overall in her paintings, Greta’s interest lies mainly in form, whatever her subject matter. Color is very important to Greta, largely intuitive, related often to mood or energy. Greta spent more than a year concentrating solely on horses as her subject of focus due to her lifelong love and fascination with these animals. She enjoys experimenting with portraiture and other subject matter – exploring dreams, memories, even stories told by her daughter. Travel and architecture have always been fundamental interests for Greta and naturally find their way into her paintings. Appreciating both abstraction and representationalism, Greta often finds herself combining both in a single painting as well as playing with graphite within the confines of the oil painting.
Born to an artistic mother with entrepreneurial tendencies, Chanda was encouaged unwaveringly to let her creativity soar. Through art courses and untold amounts of time spent in the presence with horses, Chanda honed her abilities into something that seems to her at times a spiritual reflection of horses.
Chanda has always had a special connection with animals and is able to share that with her audience through art. Chanda lives in Washington in a little town called Port Orchard, with her husband Brandon and their two young sons, three dogs and two horses.
Chanda is a young artist exhibiting her drawings and sketches at Art at Alchemy of Attunement. This will be her first exhibition.
Liz Mitten Ryan
LIZ MITTEN RYAN Is featured in the documentary film, One With the Herd, being shown for the first time in the USA at Blanchard Community Club.
Liz hosts Equinisity Retreats at her Gateway 2 Ranch in British Columbia, where the animals run as a wild herd on 320 acres of grassland yet return each morning to teach and heal. The horses’ message is changing lives. In three years they have co-authored four books with Liz and won nine book awards including the coveted Nautilus Award in company with Deepak Chopra, Ekhardt Tolle and the Dali Llama. The movie is named after the Liz’s book One With the Herd- A Spiritual Journey. The books and subsequent ‘Equinisity Retreats’, which are attended by people from all over the world, are healing minds and bodies with a new understanding of connection and oneness.
Liz and the Herd of horses, steer, llamas, dogs and cats, and the powerful land itself share their important message for the world: “There is only one consciousness, one force of love that connects us all. When we experience that we are instantly and forever changed …”
SUNEIL POLLEY, ND
Dr. Suneil Polley has a always been interested in Natural Health. After “living on the land” for 10 years and raising four boys, she began her medical career as a Registered Nurse, working in Critical Care and in the Emergency Department. Nine years later, she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West and practiced in Ketchum, Idaho for six years. During her time there, she became certificated in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Acupuncture and added Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to her practice in 1996. Continuing her interest in Natural Medicine, Dr. Polley graduated from Bastyr University with both a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Polley enjoys having a variety of therapeutic tools at her disposal. Her wide experience in patient care enables her to prioritize what is important to each patient, and guide him or her to the most effective treatment. She loves her job, but when it comes time to relax, she can be found in her garden.
Tamara Stone, LMP, NCTMB, L/SAMP, is a Graduate of Bellevue Massage School, class of 2007
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
John F Barns’ Myofascial realease seminars
Myofascial Release I and II
Myofascial Release Unwinding
Myofascial Release Rebounding
Large & Small Animal Massage endorsement from Northwest School of Animal Massage
First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR certified
Sue Sultze’s commitment and love of horses has contributed to her success in over 30 years of training and showing. With all the intensity that has led to her success, she retains a sense of humor and genuine interest in good horses and the people that love them. Supported by her husband, Tom Pasma, these two make an exceptional team in the horse world.
Double S Quarter Horses is owned and operated by Sue and her husband Tom Pasma. Their operation is located in the beautiful town of Bow, Washington which is nestled in rich farmland of Skagit County just an hour North of Seattle. Working together, Sue and Tom offer a complete start-to-finish program for the young horse, as well as conditioning and maintenance of the seasoned horse. They seek to instill strong fundamentals and a good work ethic, while also encouraging and developing each horse’s individual style. At Double S, the main focus of their training program is producing champion Reining and Working Cow Horses; however, they have also trained and shown successfully in Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Lounge Line, Roping and even Halter. They produce top quality prospects for the show pen no matter what the discipline, and we strive to help clients and their horses attain their equine performance goals. Along with their successful training program, they proudly own and stand Key To My Cash Box, a talented Miss N Cash son who is making his mark on the Northwest in the sport of reining.
Jessie Tierney, CRYT
Jessie is as passionate about using a gentile, heartfelt approach to horsemanship as she is about the benefits of yoga. An equestrian of 18 years, Jessie draws from a strong foundation in Saddleseat training and Western natural horsemanship. She studied yoga in the Shambhava tradition, and currently integrates yoga into her work in physical therapy. She began teaching Horseback Yoga to youth in the colorado backcountry, and curretnly teaches at Double S Quarter Horses. Jessie believes that yoga helps us to do everything more gracefully, and she loves helping people discover firsthand how yoga balances horses and their riders for a better system of communication with deeper, more meaningful connection. Click here for more about Jessie and Horseback Yoga.