Monday, February 24, 2020

Happy Trails Podcast: Finding Healing on Horseback - Listen

Recorded on February 27, 2020

My guest, Kathy Burns overcame personal trauma by immersing herself in nature while traveling the country, camping and riding. She is the author of SHLEP: Finding Healing on Horseback in the Lower 48 States. In the book, she describes her experiences traveling solo with her dog and horses, while healing herself on the trail and through her art.

She set out on her own in September 2013, with a goal to ride and paint in all 48 states. She was an inexperienced trailer driver and had never been horse camping in her life. She ran into many problems early on as she became accustomed to traveling full time with horses in unfamiliar territory.

Along the way, she met many kind-hearted people who opened their arms providing the support she needed so desperately. Eventually, the pieces of her broken life began to fall back into place.

Kathy’s story is moving and so inspiring. We all experience lows in life and it’s good to be reminded by tales like her’s, that no matter how bad it gets, there’s always hope for the future.

Happy Trails was produced by Jessica Isbrecht. Music by Jason Shaw.

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