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In this episode I speak with Kim Walnes from The Way of the Horse. This one is along one folks, I thought about doing it in 2 parts but couldn't make you wait that long for this incredible story. Through most of this interview I had a lump in my throat and at the end of it I just wanted to reach through the internet, all the way across the ocean to America and give Kim an enormous hug and say "My word you've been through a lot".
Kim Walnes knows what it's like to live your dream at be at the pinnacle of the horse riding world winning Rolex on her horse the Grey Goose in 1982. She tained with internationally renowned Jack LeGough and rode at Badminton. She has also ridden as a double to Melissa Gilbert in the movie Sylvester.
However in 1991 she also experienced the lowest of lows when she lost her daughter who was murdered. I now right.
Kim then later had a car accident where she had to be revived, her explanation of this time is incredible, her daughter was there, she wanted to stay but it wasn't her time.
Kim is one of those people who was born part horse. Horse was her first word, she can hear when they speak and she has now decided a great life lived is one where she can teach people about these incredible sentient beings and how you too can have true connection with your horse.
To connect with Kim you can go to her Way of the horse Facebook page.