The Gathering Herd

~ a storytelling circle for horse lovers ~

WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30 P.M.

August 28, 2019

Second Chance Farm

1566 Middle Road,  Kingston, ON


Bring your own chair!

The Gathering Herd

This month's gathering is at the farm Second Chance Farm -- but don't look for a sign, there isn't one!  Second Chance Farm is a belief and a philosophy of care for animals that Janet Burgess and Grant Buckler have created, not only for two horses -- London and Rudy, the Rock -- but two goats, two dogs and two cats.  Come on Wednesday, August 28 to meet the horses and the goats, at the very least! 

We'll gather at 6 p.m. and meet the horses and from there, we'll decide if we're heading indoors or staying near the barn for storytelling!  Everyone welcome to come -- to listen or tell stories about the horses in their lives!

Refreshments provided. Admission is FREE!  Bring your own chair -- just in case! For more information, please visit the contact us page. The map below shows the exact location.

The gallery below shows Rudy the Rock with his first companion, Leslie.  Rudy's lucky enough to have two - Judy being his other companion.  And then there's Alex with very handsome, London!

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!