The Invitation
By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.  I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.  It doesn’t interest me how old you are.  I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream
for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.  I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.  I want to know if you can sit with pain  mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.  It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.  I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.  If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty
every day.  And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes.”   It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.  I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done to feed the children.  It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.  It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you  from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Windancer Ranch

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About Heather:

I have been riding and training horses since I was 8 years old in 1978,
(36 yrs).  After my initial lessons as a child in English flat and jumping, I studied for 5 years (1984 – 1989) under professional level instructors for: flat track racing, stadium jumping, English flat, and Freestyle Quadrille at Le Cavalier Manage in Scheveningen, Netherlands. I also studied
trick/circus riding at Stal Ballou in South Holland, and learned
to drive wagons and carriages in Friesland.  As an adult I
learned sulky racing and stadium showjumpingin Long
Island, NY, and then studied in variousstates and countries
under the direction of professionals such as Dr. Max Gahweyler,
Christine Borchert of Etoile Dressage school, Germany, Jeremy Steinberg (now the US Olympic YR team coach) before he got famous & after.... Anna Twinny, Stephanie Holzer of Reitstall Holzer in Frohnleiten, Austria, Jane Savoie, former US Olympic team coach, Luke, the Dressage simulator & Barbro-Ask-upmark, Mary Wanless, Liz Petty of Excel Farms, Cynthia Royal, Magali Delgado & Frederic Pignon, and many others.  I have shown and placed in Western Pleasure, halter, Dressage, English Flat, and Friesian keurings.  I am certified for everything from equine first aid and safety, nutrition, behavior and psychology.  In 2004 I earned my “formal” degree in Equine Science Instruction for both horse and rider. In 2011 I began working with Horses 4 Heros and other therapy clients until after the birth of our daughter, in 2014. In 2015 I went back to education to use horses for women and girls health.

Along with traditional western education, I am also a student of Eastern methods including holistic horse & human care.  I practice Equine massage, natural nutrition, herbal healthcare, animal communication, Reiki (Japanese for Universal Life Force), and reflexology.  It is important to take in account the whole being and to create and maintain a balance between body and spirit for the horse and human to be it's best.  Please check out our Services page for more detailed information and prices

About Bryan:

A native Texan, raised in Germany,and a native German speaker, he started riding horses at age 12. His love affair with horses has continued in the 40 years since. A Craftsman by trade, he was taught natural horsemanship, care and natural hoof trimming by his father, his Uncle & his neighbor, Mrs. Purdy. He trained Arabian horses for Endurance events from 1992 - 1994, was the German to English Translator for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Dressage Clinic in Austin, TX in 1993 and taught basic horsemanship, English & Western for two years at an Equestrian Summer camp in Milton, Toronto, Canada.  He spent two years as an assistant at a hippotherapy facility in Oklahoma. Bryan is a certified personal trainer, and wellness consultant with a background in competative sports including, decathalon, wrestling, cycling, and martial arts. He spends his spare time performing Celtic music with his band, Scotland Rising, and The Original Rogues, see the link at the bottom for more info, booking the band, & to listen to a FREE music dowload.

About us:

We met at Scarborough Renaissance Faire on Heather's first day to such an event, with mutual friends John & Charlotte Dumford of Rosehill Friesians. We had so much in common we became good friends, and then began dating.  At Heather's Best Friend's wedding in the late summer of 2012, Bryan proposed in the most romantic way, Heather said yes, and we married on December 29th, 2012, outdoors in nature,in TX, at The Lodge, with our beloved Friesian Horses Anke & Betsy, family, and close friends! Here are a few pics of our journey.  On June 25th, 2014, we welcomed our daughter, Seren to our family!

The farm will reopen to the public in 2017.  We are updating our services and website.

We are a HEALING PLACE. We use horses and other animals as the core of our Holistic Healing & Wellness Programs. We use one on one individual sessions & biomechanics to improve quality of life, teach new skills, and bring joy & fun to our students. We also have the Art of Mothering Group that will provide support to pregnant and postpartum mothers and their babies. 

Some of the benefits studies have shown from this therapy include:

* Lower blood pressure & heart rate
* Decreased stress levels
* Reduced anger, hosility, tension, anxiety
* Increased empowerment, trust, patience
* Improved body strength & control
* Postural stability
* Increased focus & attention span

Welcome to/Welkom Bij
Heather & Blomke:
"The purpose of Life is to Live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
(Eleanor Roosevelt)
Thank you Dazzle for being a part of my life for 5 years.  For teaching me things about spirituality, friends, and souls no other could have shown me.  Thank you for the beautiful kittens you gave me, and the motherhood everyone said no wild cat could.  Thank you for all the memories and antics I have of you that will be a part of me always.  I already miss your "patrolling", jumping up and down, our conversations, your special greeting, like no other.  I will miss our snuggling, with you "nursing" my ear or neck, or when you kneeded so hard with those nails and looked into my eyes while you purred pure unconditional love and thankfulness.  Although I feel our time was cut short from my expectations, I thank the Universe for you.  I love you always, Heather.
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Wind Dancer Ranch Logo designed by Heather Blaylock and Artwork done by Gail Finger
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We also Rescue all species of animals from 2000 lb draft horses to 2oz chicks. All our animals are involved one way or another in the ranch "Healing Experience".
Our History: Began as small farm in 1998 in Montana, on a off grid, hand built, homestead. After 10 yrs in the high dessert, the ranch was moved to TX in 2008.
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May 26th 2012 Friesian Fun Day at
A Healing Place
We are ALSO a Organic/Natural/Local resourced farm that uses Earth & environmentally friendly & sustainable NON TOXIC practices, including bio-dynamic farming, herbs, Reiki, Reflexology, fruits, veggies, whole grains, essential oils,& more, to create balance, health, & harmony in all aspects of our family, animals, and clients lives.  Please see our services page for prices and details of all that we offer. We also grow many foods on our farm and often give open house farm tours and help those who want to learn.  You can LIKE and follow us on FB & Twitter, & make purchases in our Etsy store.

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Robbie Burns 2012 with Bryan's band
Engagement at Melanie & Kent's wedding July 2012
Our wedding Dec 2012, pics by Gail Finger Artistry, Suzette & Geneva.
Friesian Fun Day May, pic by Suesy Fulton
Yasmin Y. 2nd Premie, Ster, & Reserve Champion at FHANA Keuring
Best Friends for over 36 years
and their babies!
Seren is 6 days old!
Seren loves doing farm chores with Daddy.
Our horses are raised in a family and multiple species environment. They are encouraged to be horses & develop curiosty & bravery, allowed to mature in good time, and are reared naturally in herds on pasture (after imprinting) until ready for training sometime after they turn four.