Kristin DeLibero always knew she had a destiny and connection with horses since the day she was born.
She credits her start to her amazing trainer who was gifted before her time.
She learned in an environment filled with horses with issues, labels, abusive backgrounds, or those that would never "make it."
Kristin had a successful youth career showing AQHA and working with "problem horses" or those who were misunderstood.
Kristin decided to start her own programs, incorporating the connection and relationship with the horses as her basis.
She saw first-hand, the transformations horses could help guide her clients through, as well as the love for her helping the horses who needed a different way.
It was time for her to develop her program based on a women's connection with horses from the heart space.
It is about being soft and not "man handling" any horses. This is truly a heart centered and soul based approach to developing a partnership.
Here is my story that got me to Ride As One, the women's heart centered connection with horses.
Riding Through Your Life From Your Heart - Kristin DeLibero
I began my love of horses when I was still in diapers.
There has always been an unspoken communication and energy awareness with these beautiful creatures.
It is as if we shared our own special language.
I guess for me I felt like I always knew what I was here on earth to do.
When I was eight, I began an avid show career with my first horse.
Many years later into my professional career, I realized I had strayed from the gentleness of my soul’s calling to gain titles and honors building a successful professional equine career and I was moving farther and farther away from what I felt as a child.
I no longer felt the innate inspiration I had with horses when I was younger.
I woke up one morning, walked out to my amazing barn full of clients' horses with many significant awards lining my offices' shelves - and I knew I was done.
I told my husband I wanted to sell the farm and move. Which is what we did.
Yet, it wasn't at that time that I knew exactly what I wanted to do - I took this huge leap of faith - only knowing in my heart's voice that I was moving away from my soul's calling and I had to get back somehow.
I was losing the essence of my spirit - which was to give back to others with my ability with horses' empathic ways.
I remembered how I felt as a young woman.
How strong and self-confident I felt around the horses.
How they help empower me, lead the way, and gave me self-esteem.
I just knew at this point, that I was here to help girls and women become more confident.
To have a voice, and stand up for themselves, all the while giving horses the voice and empowerment as our soul's keeper.
They are here as a guide, to walk our path with us, we just all need to be reminded at times.
I was guided to go through an equine facilitated program, and after my program was over, I started my own company, Ride As One.
I never looked back. I have developed self-awareness and self-empowerment programs specifically for girls and women.
I'd like to share with you the story of one 17-year-old girl - her name is Kate.
Kate had been hospitalized for self-mutilation and depression. This amazing girl turned to me and told me she lived her entire life in counseling.
“I love coming here with the horses. It doesn’t feel like counseling and I really enjoy it and look forward to it. It is the only place I feel I can be me.”
Hearing her words changed my life and I knew I was on my path, too. Horses are amazing healers and together we can learn so much from their unconditional love.
Through my work with the horses I give others the tools to build healthy relationships in every aspect of life. I facilitate and guide as the wisdom of the horses teach.
Thank you so much for being here.
Much love, Kristin