The Gathering Herd

~ a storytelling circle for horse lovers ~

WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30 P.M.

September 26, 2018


Val Westgate's farm

2499 Horning Rd, Kingston

(first left after Latimer Road, just north of Elginburg)

(See map below, )

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 continues to gather in the great outdoors! Come and meet Mango, the pony and Nemo, the Arabian.  Also, a new addition, Jet, a quarter horse, will be settling into his new home after arriving at Val's on the 15th.  I anticipate that Lisa, Jet's human, will also be attending to tell us stories about Jet and his transition to his new home.

We'll meet the horses and then, depending on the bug conditions, either stay outside  or enjoy stories indoors.  Bring your own chair. Refreshments provided -- cold drinks and snacks.

Pictured below: 

Mango & Lynn and Sarah and Nemo

Below them is the map to Val Westgate's farm

(first left after Latimer Road, just north of Elginburg)


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!