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Inspired Writing with Horses - Writing Workshop

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Mystic Waters Ranch

3438 205th Street

Langley, BC V2C 2C9

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This is a special afternoon at wonderful Mystic Waters Ranch in Langley, located at 3438 205th Street.


Why Horses
Horses have a solid connection to the earth, they communicate non-verbally and they interact with each person who enters their space based on the energy which that person brings into their space. When we meet these magnificent animals, what can we learn about ourselves and about how to write about the characters of people in our stories?

  • Brenda Brown of Mystic Waters Ranch will be joining me to talk about, and demonstrate, how horses communicate. Brenda has many years of experience in working with horses and is an Advanced Certified F.E.E.L. (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) Facilitator and Trainer. You can find out more about her and her work at mysticwatersranch.com

===> Why The Workshop?
I was at one of the workshops at Mystic Waters Ranch when I realized that what Brenda demonstrated was so applicable to writing, specifically when it came to writing about people... and yes, Brenda was talking about horses in the workshop I was in.

How can that be?

Think about the people in your own stories. How do they walk into a room? Does your character quietly enter, or does he/she march into the room while loudly proclaiming an opinion that causes others to step away? What does that reveal about the character in your story?

This was just one of my thoughts about writing that came to me while I was sitting in a workshop where the facilitator was explaining horse behaviour.

Horses and people have some things in common. Horses are social animals, and they live in groups just like people. Horses want the herd to survive, so they all have to get along.

But horses don't speak with words. So they don't lie, like people can. If you are feeling anxious, the horse will know. No matter what you tell people or yourself, the horse will know.

I am not sure how they know, but they do.

At the same workshop, I was standing in front of one of the horses at Mystic Waters Ranch. Underneath my outer show of "I have it all together", I was feeling a deep sense of grief because of a recent loss. Standing there in front of the horse Bella, I connected so deeply with my grief as I looked into the eyes of Bella. I felt my grief in my body so deeply, so unexpectedly that I gasped.

It wasn't a long time, but just those few moments of releasing grief was profound and cleared the dark cloud.

The honesty of the horse does something.

It does something to yourself.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
- Winston Churchill

... and I would change that to There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a writer.

Please join me at the wonderful Mystic Waters Ranch for an afternoon of inspired writing with horses.

~ Rita


The Workshop Description
Join me at the ranch for an afternoon of writing inspiration. You will meet the horses and experience how they communicate, receive writing prompts to do some writing in a safe and supportive space and, if you wish, share your writing.

I invite you into a safe and supportive space to gather and write, taking the time for yourself and for that inner wisdom that whispers to you from deep within.

  • Note: This is NOT a critiquing group. You do not need experience as a writer to participate in this workshop. All levels are welcome!
    *While there will be many opportunities to share, please know that personal boundaries are deeply respected within this circle. Sharing is always optional!




Please join me at the wonderful Mystic Waters Ranch for an afternoon of inspired writing with horses.

~ Rita


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I‘ll meet you there.”

~ Rumi


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