Who I Am

Who I Am

Being a Cowgirl was not my birthright, it was a choice, some may say a destiny. I took a long and winding journey through Corporate America finding only unsatisfying unfulfilling jobs. For twenty years I searched until I finally found my voice and my vocation, in the form of an Appaloosa mare daring me to take her for a ride.

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What I Do

What I Do

I am a cowgirl, animal trainer, retired corporate girl, author,mother of two and wife. I have spent over a decade perfecting my craft of behavior modification on horses, dogs, children and my husband. I’ve learned to use the same positive reinforcement techniques on all creatures great and small.

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Plans & Pricing

Working with a life coach is and investment in your future. I try to have prices and plans to fit most budgets. I realize everyone has unique needs so I am always open to creating customs plans to fit clients needs.

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Musings from the Cowgirl

Some blog post to enlighten, inspire and amuse

In the Footsteps of Pilgrims

In the Footsteps of Pilgrims

Posted by karen@cowgirlcoach.com on Jan 21, 2016

     The sun warmed my back for the first time in months. I was beginning to feel like I was trapped in an endless German winter but slowly, the days had grown longer and the white of winter had given way to hues of green and blue. The unmistakable smell of spring was in the air as we crested the hill and spotted the tiny village of Rosenthal and its ancient Cathedral which lay majestically in partial ruins. The gothic steeple still intact reached gracefully toward the heavens, seemingly touching the puffy white clouds that had replaced the gray overcast of winter. Rosenthal is tucked in the crease of two large hills, hidden from view to all except a handful of brave souls traveling along the path of Jakobsweg (The way of St. James). Traveling this ancient pilgrimage path meant Sundays we almost always found ourselves at an ancient Monastery or Cathedral. This Sunday we found ourselves at the Cathedral at Rosenthal, which stood silently bathed in the spring sun greeting wayward travelers as it had since 1241 A.D. A handful of Monks tended the yard while the swans announced our arrival. As is the tradition, Monks offered fresh water for our horses and ourselves then we were left to wander the ancient grounds at our leisure.      I hadn’t planned on a pilgrimage when we set out, honestly I really didn’t know a pilgrimage route was a choice. As an American, pilgrimages aren’t really in our cultural lexicon. There are only a handful of Pilgrim routes in the U.S. and none come anywhere near the over...

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LeRoy, A King for a Cowgirl

LeRoy, A King for a Cowgirl

Posted by karen@cowgirlcoach.com on Jan 18, 2016

Many of you don’t know who/what LeRoy is. It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything and even longer since I’ve written about LeRoy. So I’ll start with a the back story. LeRoy is an Orphan my family and I raised from the time he was nine days old. He has been a staple in our Christmas photos ever since and has somewhat of a cult following due to his unique beginning. You can click the following link to get the full story of his first year. Happy Birthday LeRoy. LeRoy has had an intermittent soundness issue since he was a long yearling. Olivia and I were riding across Europe when he turned two and hoped we would be able to start him when we returned. Unfortunately it has taken until this year for him to finish growing and his joints to close enough to carry weight. He has a “goofy” knee that looks odd and doesn’t quite function normally but doesn’t appear to cause him any pain and he is finally sound at all gates. I bought a cart and thought he would probably never be sound enough to ride but would probably be a good cart horse. Again, for those of you who don’t know me that well. I am always looking for a path to success. LeRoy probably should have been euthanized shortly after birth. Even though there wasn’t anything obviously wrong with him foals rejected by their mothers, particularly good seasoned mares like his, historically don’t thrive. No one really knows why or how the mare knows, or if she knows, but it just...

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It’s Better to Have Loved and … Won

It’s Better to Have Loved and … Won

Posted by karen@cowgirlcoach.com on Aug 6, 2014

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved before, may be a true statement however it’s my experience it’s even better if you don’t have to lose. I have a heart bigger than Texas when it comes to animals, kids and lost causes. I willingly spend my time and resources helping, healing and loving anything and everything that falls on rough times. This is frequently thankless work that doesn’t always have a happy ending. Unfortunately love and persistence can’t fix everything and sometimes extreme kindness leads to tearful goodbyes when my only hope is to be a calming and loving presence as a soul passes between worlds. The hardest part for me, is having to be the one who decides when that happens. Nature doesn’t always run her course gently and frequently it falls on my shoulder to make the call to end any undue suffering. I agonize over these decisions and after heavy thought and deliberation I make a choice. Often it’s to wait twenty four hours, allowing my soul and the soul in question time to heal or find acceptance, after a day things are often much clearer. This was the plight in February when my big grey roan Gunsmoke stuck something into his eyeball. His injury in and of itself was not life threatening however Gunsmoke is a fractious, damaged soul and the combination of his personality with blindness was frightening to me and I was afraid overwhelming to him. After serious consultation with two vets, my farrier and my close horse friends I decided to try to save as much of...

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