Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
A Brief History of Horse and Soul
Horse and Soul began in Maria's heart in 2007 when she was going to college at Vanguard University in Southern California. While attending, she had been seeking God, knowing she was called into ministry, but unsure of what shape that would take. Maria had grown up an avid equestrian competing in eventing and hunter/jumpers, showing all over California with her horses. When exercising horses in Southern California for trainer Cherilynn Von Aldenbrook, Maria somehow just knew intuitively that she had to combine her passions of ministry, people, and equestrian sports.
This passion continued to grow and led her to Colorado where she attended Denver Seminary, earned her master's degree in Christian Formation and Soul Care, and opened up Horse and Soul for the first time in Sedalia, CO. As it grew, Horse and Soul then moved to Castle Rock, CO and was operated out of Swan's Training Stable. Horse and Soul grew and grew until there was a show team traveling all over Colorado for competitions, in addition to Maria being offered speaking engagements in Wyoming and Colorado. At the end of 2016 Maria, along with her husband Mark, and three of their horses, moved to Conroe, TX where Horse and Soul took a little break, but is now open in this new non-profit capacity. In 2018 Maria met Elaine Davis, of Unbridled Faith and the founder of Faith Based Equine Assisted Philosophy and attended a training for FBEAP.
Maria is excited to serve this community and see how God will work through her and her horses. She would love to offer you and your family, business and church a place to experience Christ centered healing with the help of horses.
Here's what people are saying about us:
"Horse and Soul is an amazing combination of Maria’s passion and God’s presence. I had the unique opportunity to be a part of a session where teens walked through some tough situations that they face daily, guided by or guiding the horse. I saw freedom and peace fall in this place. God is awesome! Maria has such a beautiful heart that follows the Lord well and shares that with others. Thank you for this encounter. I will definitely be back!" -Lee M.- Spring, TX