For as long as I can remember, I had wanted a horse and much to my surprise (I am no longer surprised at what the Universe provides for us) in November 2004, I became a horse owner for the first time. At the time I purchased Royal, my first horse, the only thing I knew about them is that I loved horses. I also had no experience or knowledge in their care and feeding. As I learned and grew in my horsemanship skills, Royal and I became a TEAM! Riding him, caring for him, and learning through him about myself created a completely new world for me. Little did I know that this new world was just the beginning of what was brewing for my future?
A Friend’s View
Vonie Kalich is a dynamic coach and teacher who really walks her talk. When she sets out to accomplish something she doesn’t hold anything back, and she motivates her clients to do the same. Vonie has enjoyed helping people achieve their health and fitness goals for more than 25 years, teaching and managing group fitness programs and college level classes. She is a natural leader, and tends to gravitate to management positions easily, where she can apply her impressive organizational and educational abilities while also inspiring and encouraging her team.
Cody is an amazing partner and co-facilitator in the coaching process. He always finds just the right moment to engage with the clients. His gentle and intuitive nature brings about a sense of calm and healing every time. Cody and I have been together since 2012. Cody was a rescue horse from Serenity Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation in Kent, WA.
Royal was a horse with a great many talents. He was also meant for an intermediate to advanced rider, which I was not when I purchased him. Despite my inexperience Royal and I went on to be great partners and to have many wonderful adventures together.