The Gathering Herd

~ a storytelling circle for horse lovers ~

WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30 P.M.

January 24, 2018

(reservations required - see below)

Home Base Housing's Board Room

540 Montreal Street - Main Entrance

Living the Horse - a documentary film from Ribbleton Attunement

With special permission from Ribbleton Attunement, The Gathering Herd will be sharing the award-winning documentary film, Living the Horse that opens the door to a greater relationship with - and understanding of - horses. (Click this link to watch the trailer) Paulette Evans, creator of Ribbleton Attunement has this to say about her documentary film:

Some of us are lucky enough to have a horse come into our lives that forces us to look for other ways. My beautiful black mare Foxy Lady is a catalyst for change. She has had a marked impact on the lives of many people and horses.  See this change in effect as you meet the horses and humans Foxy inspired in our award winning film “Living the Horse”.

Because the seating space is limited, if you would like to join "the herd" on January 24 at 6 p.m., please contact us to book a place.  I anticipate a great interest in this film so early inquiries will be lucky to join "the gathering herd". Get ready to be inspired, challenged and changed!

NOTE: The film is about an hour.  Anticipate some discussion following the film.

Hope to see you there!

Cheers, Dawn

The Gathering Herd

Come gather for an evening of stories that range from childhood ponies to equine antics from yesterday.  Horse lovers of all ages are invited to share stories while celebrating the lessons horses teach us about humour, dedication, loyalty and love.  See below for the outdoor locations for the summer months.

Admission is free and open to all ages of storytellers and listeners.  Refreshments will be provided.  Picture or book prompts are welcome. 

For more information, please visit the contact us page.

See you at the next circle gathering!

The Gathering Herd moves outdoors to local farms over the summer months (May - October).

How the circle started . . .                                                        and reflections on past gatherings . . .

NOTE:  pictures are not always taken at the gathering.

On January 20, 2016,the launch of the storytelling circle featured Lawrence Scanlan, locally and internationally known author of Wild About Horses, Little Horse of Iron and The Horse God Built.
He also had the good fortune to write the now-classic The Man Who Listens to Horses - the story of Monty Roberts, and Healed by Horses.


Clockwise from top: MC meets Franz; Gonzo pulls up a chair; Patricia and MC say hello; MC says hello to Dawn (S.); MC endorses the storytelling circle.

It was a remarkable evening at Horse Centered Reflection on JUNE 22, 2016.  We sat in a horseshoe (of course) and MC was able to navigate his introductions to each person easily.  Gonzo chose to cruise the outer limits of the circle.  Given that these horses (along with Spirit) are engaged as co-facilitators in equine-assisted personal development, it was difficult not to consider that, in their own way, MC and Gonzo, were part of The Gathering Herd and imparted their own healing horse wisdom - silent and penetrating as it is sometimes - to all the storytellers.  We were blessed to have 13 people gathered that evening!