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"Everything about Alberta Find Wild Horses Find Yourself with Sandy and Debbie was extraordinary and beyond expectation!
Exploring the Canadian Rocky foothills while viewing and photographing stunning bands of wild horses, learning about herd dynamics, and witnessing their deep familial bonds felt like an opportunity of a lifetime.
Sandy was great fun to be with and incredibly generous in sharing knowledge about the wild horses she cherishes and works so hard to protect. She also offered endless encouragement and tips on how to get the best photographs.
Coaching sessions with Debbie took place with domesticated horses at the lodge and was what I found to be a unique, profound, and deeply emotional experience. I felt supported, safe, and connected to the horse, as Debbie guided this very special intuitive process.
The camaraderie among the entire group was very genuine, I feel as though I’ve made friends for life and look forward to our next opportunity together.
All of the meals at Panther Lodge were made with care and fresh ingredients, everything was tasty and healthy. The cabins were clean and comfortable and the staff was fantastic.
I opted to take a helicopter ride from the lodge to a glacial lake high in the Rockies, like everything else during the week, it was a spectacular and unforgettable experience!"
"Horses, both wild and domestic, are a gateway to the soul. They can heal you from within and give you joy. This spectacular retreat in Alberta, hosted by Debbie and Sandy, is held in a gorgeous location with beautiful scenery and wildlife. Through each of their sessions, whether with the ranch horses or out photographing the wild horses, you can explore yourself and what horses can bring to you. Healing yourself, gorgeous horses, and the opportunity to create lifelong friendships is what this retreat is all about and I highly recommend it!"
Heather - 2023
"Lifechanging. Life-affirming. My time with Eponicity was incredible. The experience of allowing a horse to share his soul and to show me what I needed was one of the most profound moments of my life. Deborah's wisdom and experience provided the space and support to allow that horse-human bond to speak for itself. I cannot thank her enough.
Spending a week with Sandy Sharkey was an incredible privilege. Sandy is a world-class photographer who gave us a real insight into her huge knowledge and compassion for the struggles facing the wild horses of Alberta. It was so humbling to witness her commitment and dedication to saving these beautiful wildies and protecting their right to be free to live in their wild spaces without fear or disturbance from human activities.
Both Deborah and Sandy worked incredibly hard sharing their love and respect for horses. They gave us unlimited access to their knowledge and experience They never stopped giving! They were always helping, teaching, and supporting us. I cannot thank them enough.
The interactions and insights I discovered by being with horses was made all the more exciting and memorable because of the group of people around me. I spent time with the most fantastic women! We shared, we laughed, we cried and we supported each other throughout the process of digging deep into our lives and facing the challenges. I have made friends for life.
The Lodge at Panther River was the perfect place for this retreat. It was in beautiful surroundings and hosted by the most generous and hard-working people. Jessica and her team made sure we wanted for nothing. The food was beautiful and delicious. We all asked for the recipes. Even my need for several mugs of tea every day was greeted with kindness and humor.....and several mugs of tea!
The retreat with Eponicity was life-changing because of the access we had to the way of the horse, the laughter we shared, and the opportunity we shall continue to share in supporting the wild horses and their environment.
A retreat with Eponicity is magical. I went halfway around the world to take part and came home with more than I ever expected.
Huge hugs and thanks for your incredible hard work.
"The Find Wild Horses, Find Yourself retreat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Alberta, Canada while observing bands of wild horses, and interacting with domestic horses, as well. This special week is your time to learn about being a wild horse advocate, and to engage in amazing equine therapy. Both Sandy & Debbie are well-versed in their individual specialties and are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. My time there was not only memorable, but also quite magical as I was reminded again and again of my love and respect for horses."
Nancee - 2023
"I came into the Alberta 2023 retreat feeling shut down. I really didn’t know what to expect in a group of people doing equine therapy. Panther River Lodge was a perfect setting and the food was plentiful and delicious. The staff worked hard to feed us morning, noon, and night. Their positivity and joyfulness were just an added bonus. Getting up close and personal with the horses was eye-opening. Deborah has a true gift. The experience of communicating with the horses was profound and helped me open up and learn how to let go of anxieties that have plagued my life recently. I feel like a changed person. Still healing, but forever changed by this experience. I bonded with the horses and ended the trip with forever friends among the many kind folks I got to know throughout the week. Seeing others being vulnerable empowered my emotional journey and made the time there memorable! And observing Sandy’s quiet patience with and respect for the wild horses we went out to photograph each day made the experience all the more magical."
"Finding Wild Horses, Finding Yourself was a unique experience to bond with domestic and wild horses that deepened my soul to their majestic being. The balance of the groundwork understanding how horses want to be our protector and witnessing the Stallion guarding and protecting his band is a lesson we can absorb and apply to our own lives on so many different levels.
I enjoyed the agenda and I found myself with downtime that I used to take in the breathtaking scenery...I loved the fact of limited wifi and no cell service. Almost totally unplugged."
Lorraine - 2023
"I had the pleasure of being part of a 3-day “Beyond Horsemanship" workshop led by the amazing Deborah Draves Legg. The event was held at Angel Rock Farm. I found myself in the presence of a kindred group of horse loving women. With the assistance of horses, Deborah provided a safe space and guided us to places deep within that needed healing. We quickly became a loving, supportive sisterhood. We felt safe….safe to be vulnerable….safe to share our inner thoughts. During the retreat it became clear that our horses were mirroring our thoughts and feelings…… strengthening our partnership.
The experience was transformational, joyous and inspirational!
The photos were taken by Sandy Sharkey, (wild horse photographer, speaker and advocate) who gifted each of us with a photoshoot. Thank you .
I am grateful for this magical experience.
Donna N - 2022
“Deborah works magic! I knew I needed help – just like an athlete needs a coach, an expectant mother needs a midwife, and a student needs a wise, compassionate teacher. The challenge was that I needed someone who knows animals inside out, understands that non-human animals also have souls, and who is intensely spiritual while at the same time, is grounded in science as one important way of knowing. That was a tall order! Deborah is amazing! She is exactly what I needed and she helped me to quickly and effectively work through issues that had been plaguing me for years. Her intuition is powerful! She is a spiritual mechanic par excellent, and if your soul needs a tune-up, look no further!"
Ree - 2021
"I had the pleasure to attend a three-day retreat at Angel Rock Farm. I had no previous experience with horses but instantly felt at ease with Deborah's approach and patience as I navigated both the spiritual and horse world.
I appreciate Deborah's ability to hold space for everyone attending, giving us time to work through our emotions and bond with our horses.
I left the retreat a changed woman and would definitely attend another workshop again in the future."
Chanti D - 2022
"...In our every day lives, we hope to learn about ourselves in
bits and pieces. We try to grow in small ways hoping they’ll add up,
eventually, to something bigger, something meaningful. But imagine doing all this in one week.
It’s about the beauty of animals – and the magnificent relationship
between horses and humans...We were there to be with our horses and with ourselves.
What is the process? It’s hard to describe because it’s an evolution. Your horse lovingly gives you what you need and, in turn, requires that you shed what you do not.
I describe myself as arriving as a garden snake and
shedding so many skins, I left as a python."
Julie - 2017
“Having had a transformational experience with Deborah at theFind Wild Horses, Find Yourself retreat (Alberta May 2022), I wondered how a 3-day Beyond Horsemanship workshop could compare, and to my surprise, it superseded what I could only imagine. Being able to connect even deeper within myself and with my 4-legged partner was an amazing experience that I will never forget."
Diane V - 2022
" I have been dreaming of whales and dolphins since my retreat with Debbie. I think my unconscious mind is acknowledging the deep chunk of work I did with Debbie and the horses.
My family, which includes my husband, daughter 11, and son 15, spent 3 days with Debbie and her horses, but could have used a 4th day for sure.
Our work was both unique and individual and Debbie’s insights were spot on for each of us individually and as a family unit.
We will continue to carry these inside of us.
If you are looking for a bonding experience or just want to do some deeper work. I would suggest working with Debbie. She is a healer. I knew I could trust her from the beginning.
We will be back!
Danielle H - 2021
"Doing chakra work with Debbie has been unique, healing and enlightening for me. Even as a frequent meditator, I often find myself living in the thinking mind instead of the intuitive body. Each session with Debbie feels like a real trip inward, to the source where the richest and most valuable information lives. I'm learning to analyze less and listen more, and then follow, what wants to happen next."
Josh G - 2021
"I met Debbie on a retreat in Costa Rica in January of 2020. While most of the retreat was horseback riding and experiencing Costa Rica, I had a private session with Debbie and two horses where we did Soul and Ego work. The session was so fascinating to me that I signed up to come back a few months later for a more intensive workshop. Then the pandemic hit, and travel was not possible, but Debbie ended up back in the USA and only a short drive from where I live. We were able to connect with Zoom meetings several times and then in person, once stay at home orders were lifted. I was fortunate to be able to meet her and work with several more horses, which has allowed me to open up to my soul's message. Debbie is a kind, generous, compassionate woman with the amazing talent to facilitate and share messages between herself, horses and her clients. I have gained so much from my time with her and plan to continue working with her in the future."
Kelly H - 2022
"This experience was life-changing in that Deborah and her amazing horses gave me my life back. My 22-year-old son was killed in 2016. When that happened, I lost a part of myself, a part of my heart and soul, that I thought was gone forever, and I had resigned myself to being heartbroken for the rest of my life, but I had reached a point where I knew I could not go on like that any longer. I was desperate for change. I had no idea what it was, but I knew I had depleted all the resources I knew of. I had been to counseling, grief counseling, therapy, got on antidepressants, took a leave from work. I was withdrawing from people, and it was extremely painful to interact with anyone. I no longer wanted to be a part of society. I could no longer pretend everything was okay when inside, I felt like I was losing my mind…
Somehow, through divine intervention, the universe took me to Deborah and her gentle husband, their little dog, their peaceful farm, and their spectacular horses. With Deborah's loving guidance and wisdom and encouragement and with the absolute help of the horses, I am better! I am healed. I am healthy. I am happy again. I am back to being me. There are no words to express my gratitude. My family is amazed. My husband is so grateful to Eponicity to have his wife back. I will never forget this experience.
If you, or anyone you care about, is struggling with how hard life can be at times, I strongly encourage you to contact Deborah and her horses. She will enable you find your heart and soul again, like she did me. You do not need to suffer alone. There is help. I was at the bottom and now I am at the top!"
Margie - 2022
"I have always considered myself an aware and mindful adult. However, my previous practices failed to address the root causes of my pain, fear and feelings of inadequacy. Happiness and tranquility were fleeting emotions experienced only when I was able to ‘escape’ the external triggers I had mistakenly defined as constant threats to my sanity. The truth is that I was stuck in the stories of my past. I was focused on creating the future I thought I desired. I was living everywhere but in the present moment. Debbie has provided me new tools to connect to the present, to myself and to the universe. Debbie’s tools and guidance has ushered in a new level of awareness and mindfulness that has, in turn, allowed me to begin identifying the true sources of my suffering. I can now examine my suffering. I can hold my suffering and embrace it as a part of me without shame. I can name its source and, thereby, begin to heal. Healing myself so that I may be of greater service to the world is part of my life’s work, I think. For sure, the work continues. However, today, thanks to Debbie’s loving and gentle support, I know how to quiet my mind, connect to spirit and allow truth to flow to me and through me. I now know how to heal. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your jewels!
Sent with love!
Takiya F - 2021
"...Thank you, for your introduction and guiding us to the Alberta Wildies, for sharing your photography skills, and for allowing us to share a part of your incredible wild world. Your voice, passion, ongoing support, and advocacy for wild horses worldwide are second to none.
...Morning equine-assisted learning sessions with Debbie have left an indelible impact on me. Her calm presence and expert facilitation encouraged us to share uncomfortable feelings supported by domesticated horses. I was able to realize a lot about myself. I can now appreciate the skills and knowledge my horses have silently instilled in me. I had never thought of doing that before. I now recognize the importance of what these sentient beings can teach us. I am truly fortunate to live with them every day of my life. Now I must learn what they want me to know next. They have truly saved my mental health in ways that I can not fathom. I am grateful for their existence..."
Debbie S - 2022
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