JOURNEY WITH EQUUS
THEIR LOCAL SPOTS
THE NON-PROFITS THEY SUPPORT
- Terolyn Horse Rescue
- Safe Landing Horse Rescue
- High Hope Ranch and Rescue
- Believe Ranch and Rescue
- Zoology Foundation
LOCAL EQUINE COACH
Candice Ensign invites us into her Journey with Equus. Providing coaching services at various levels, a passionate soul found herself at the front line of Equine Facilitated Coaching and Learning located in Elizabeth, Colorado. This native, saddles up to show us how we can save more lives and educate the world on our individualistic need to receive compassion. Habitually on the move and vital in her mission of Equine rescue. We mapped Candice to multiple boarding facilities and rehab establishments across the Rocky Mountains. Revealing her accomplishments of connecting equine rescue to coaching. A true veteran in the Real Estate Industry with Keller Williams and Certified Independent Coach at John Maxwell. She is a teacher, speaker and student of the Equine Gestalt Method.
We welcome Candice to I AM LOCALE. Come learn who she is with us. Looking behind the logo of Journey With Equus. For the record her favorite color is black even though she knows it is a shade. We laugh.
TO EXPERIENCE HER WORK
Candice is an unstoppable force of advocacy when it comes to healing and rehabbing horses locally. Not only is she giving these majestic animals a second chance, she is coaching leaders and c-level professionals to get real in the board room, with confidence. Her tool, a horse.
A goal oriented and top producing professional would do this. We aren't at all surprised by her enthusiasm and success. The truth, haven't we all dealt with the fallacy that our business and relationships are too unbearable at times? Leaving us feeling powerless to some degree. Candice is solving that separation we experience with ourselves. Refusing to play small and fiercely dedicated to helping the public through transparency and authenticity this unique individual is manifesting liberation in every way. Human or horse, she has a plan.
Today, we were made witness to this powerhouse and these treasured Equine guides. A task of any rescue assuredly isn't for the under-active. Neither is the fight left in these horses considered lackadaisical. Upon arriving, coming to and fro with her bedazzled jeans, baseball cap and winning smile. She was ready to rock-and-roll and eager to show us the ropes. Candice shared an intriguing statement that completely permeated her vision with us. As we entered her stage, she said "You will be met with the same level of confidence you have in this moment. The right horse will avidly seek, pursue and challenge you. You, ready?" Certainly, this wasn't just a honeymoon phase or an opportunity to put your best forward. No dear, we were not ready.
After all medicines for wounds and specific feed for colic were administered, the on-call vet left and the duty of care was complete for the day. We said our goodbyes to Candice and her crew, leaving with a slight tinge of jealousy in The Journey. The highlight of our visit however, was watching Bodie, the scroungy farm dog devour the toe-nail clippings of all the horses being shoed. Observing his sly look was classic. Surely, we knew debauchery was soon to commence following this pup around the stable. With anticipation his tail was wagging away, and with one fell swoop he managed to stuff all foul delicacies into his mouth at once! And so, the tell-tale-tail was Bodie, and his guilty pleasure. Walking away with his tail between his legs. We wondered if he could walk or bark the next week. We couldn’t quit laughing. So, we left and headed back to that iron gate and road in front of us. Recalling the experience, we glanced in the rear-view and knew Journey with Equus is literally fighting the intolerable fate of neglect and slaughter daily with an incredible hope for change.
In leaps and bounds, Journey With Equus proves that a life was meant to be lived sovereign since its creation in 2015. A statement of these stunning creatures at our side yearning to interact with our emotional jaunt is noble. These best friends remind us that looking adversity dead straight in the eye, is best done raw. Our secrets are safe in this space of Equine Facilitated Coaching, giving us the courage to accept our greatness a little more … at the end of the day.
Liberation. Her legacy is already written in the lives of many. She is making a difference with an unrelenting faith in her community. A significant national following is her trademark and this heart strong pulse is being heard in every corner of the country. Action is evident in her work. She is a mercenary humanitarian, gladly embracing the creation of her vision. We clearly hear her proclamation of being “The Voice of the Horses” and their wish for us, it is that of “Reciprocal Rescue”. When the world isn’t as perfect as we would like Candice endures the heartbreak for us consistently making the challenging decisions of empathy. If you follow Candice she has no other choice but to break the chains of the "too broken" and stand with them as they pass with dignity. If you ask her, point blank “Is Journey with Equus is immortal?” she would resound with an immediate “yes”. The desire to coach people and the intrinsic need to collaborate with others to rescue these majestic beings is a flame that cannot be shortened. There is no room for dimming Candice’s shine. To be honest there doesn’t seem to be much that Candice wouldn’t do to make them feel her love. Our friends this is our indicator that we haven't seen nothing yet.
Currently, Journey with Equus has nineteen spots available for the public to purchase. These Facilitated Coaching packages are considered the Platinum Sponsorship Collection. Ideal for CEO Leadership and Local Business Owners. This is where it gets interesting, one hundred percent of her proceeds goes to the non-profit of Journey With Equus to rehabilitate these warriors of freedom. Thus, purchasing her collections is tax-deductible.
Arduous work is coupled with an understanding that at any given moment you could fail. Loyalty to your dream is matching your destiny to this very moment in your career. Accepting that you were never inadequate is a choice. Trusting isn't easy, nor is being a steward to self-improvement. It is vague most days, especially when being an independent business owner. The horses. They run with hopes to take flight. They run to feel empowered. They run to prove themselves wrong. To feel their own strength. To love independently.
They like us need one another to run alongside with, it is there they can outrun themselves. That is where the miracle of making a difference thrives.
Maybe that is their message to us.
Candice would like to thank the following people for inspiring her along the way. Melisa Pearce, Dalton Averitt, Brenda Benson, Julie Demusey, Teri Allen, Don Sarno and Jim Korpal, Jamie Richardson, Sara Rutter, Mike Keiter, Heidi Mandelbaum, Sally Randle, Lanya Clindard, Taryn King and the founder Jami Jenson of the Zoology Foundation.
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