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Susan Morel

Susan Morel

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Equine Facilitator, Shamanic Practitioner


“I’ve heard it said, our childhood never leaves us. Good, bad, or otherwise. So, being raised on the shores of Georgian Bay, Canada, surrounded by large granite rock and windswept pine trees has informed every step of my life’s path in a ‘hero’s journey’ kind of way. I have learned to sink deeply into the natural world and its capacity to heal myself and others. My journey as healer/counsellor/coach/teacher for 35 years has guided me to the magic of horses as four-legged helpers. Intertwining my helping spirit with natures’ gifts and horse love will lead me into my twilight years, and beyond, remembered by how I lead others to their very nature.”

Susan’s career path has always been dedicated to human services. She had an extensive vocation counseling, advocating, and facilitating groups for women who have experienced violence. She has also supported individuals through employment coaching and grief and bereavement groups. A passion of hers was teaching students of social work in a post-secondary setting. Before launching her coaching career, she culminated working for others as an Executive Director of a therapeutic riding facility. She is a lifelong entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a toy store, a construction company and for the last 12 years, a coaching and training practice dedicated to life coaching, equine therapies, and shamanic healing.



Kendra Prescott


Kendra Prescott, LPC, M.S.Ed.


“I have been touched deeply by the gifts of the horse and am witness to their transformative power. Allowing individuals time and space alongside a horse provides fertile ground for what is longing to come forth. I am committed to helping people as they navigate their life; discovering about themselves, learning about the world around them, stumbling through difficult circumstances, and prevailing with the gained insight and awareness that only comes from walking their path. What an honor to be in service to the pilgrimage of another, the quest of being human.”

Kendra is a Licensed Professional Counselor who thrives when supporting the growth and development of others. Whether it is teaching at the university level, providing psychotherapy to clients, or consulting for international companies facilitating leadership development programs, she applies her earnest desire to meet the unique needs of each individual. Kendra is also a lifelong horse person and brings her intimate knowledge and diverse experiences into the landscape of a client’s experience with the horse. As an ardent student of life and the horse, her curiosity and willingness to explore the wilds of existence cultivate excitement and deep gratitude for the opportunities of discovery we all have.

Kendra received her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and applies Acceptance and Commitment Theory into her work. She realizes the practice of mindfulness and leading a values-driven life are essential skills to perform at our highest, both at work and in our personal life.



Niccole Toral






Niccole Toral, MA, LPCC, CDWF, TEP, Vision Quest Guide

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Over the last 17 years, Niccole spent time as an apprentice under respected indigenous healers from the highlands of the Peruvian Andes, North American First Nations, and Mexico. During these apprenticeships, she underwent intense spiritual initiations, which became the matrix for her approaches to healing.

Niccole specializes in Shamanic and Nature based ceremonies inherited from her North and South American ancestors and teachers during her training. She incorporates these ancient healing techniques to deepen a person’s experience of their loving and transformation so they may more fully inhabit who they authentically are.

“It is a calling and passion to assist you in celebrating the fullness of who you are. I believe our joy, our bliss, and our love will meet the hunger of this world. I have faith in the intelligence and wisdom of the the soul and the soul’s trajectory in this lifetime. Through my own personal work, I have been deeply sculpted and strengthened through the personal healing, training, and apprenticeships I’ve undertaken. I have been been profoundly inspired with the medicine and deep magic of what our ancestors and their lineages teach and awaken. These ancient, soul centered practices were generously shared with me and in return, I wish to extend my love and gratitude for these healers by sharing their wisdom with you and the healing they have to offer.”

Niccole hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Certificate in Transformational Eco-Psychology (TEP) from Southwestern College, a Consciousness-Centered Graduate Program. Niccole is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) and Bhakti Flow Yoga Teacher. She is a co-founder and owner of Mesa Vista Wellness, holistic counseling and Wellness Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Audrey Herrera-Castillo






Audrey Herrera-Castillo

Pre-Certified Transformational Coach, obtaining Professional Coaching Certification November 2019.

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Audrey comes to the Equus team with a desire to learn, a thirst for authenticity and a love of teaching.

Culminating a career of nearly 30 in civil service at the end of 2018, during that time she found the vast majority of people want to do their jobs well. Unfortunately, often those same people have not been offered the skills for success from their employer. Audrey has developed a process to support those employees to find success beyond success. The process positively impacts the employer as well as the employee. Audrey enjoys working with people who have a desire to grow, improve and evolve in their personal and professional lives.

“I’m inspired by the human spirit. Often individuals just need a person to travel along with them to realize their confidence, harness their courage and move in safety to the next level, whatever that might be for them. I am blessed to be trusted by many to be that travel companion. I enjoy witnessing my clients growth and development while also experiencing personal growth and development alongside of them. Each experience helps me to be a better coach and serve my clients in a more authentic way.”

Dedicated leader, coach and mentor for nearly 30 years in civil service transitioned to innovative business owner with a focus on providing areas of improvement for individuals seeking to grow professionally and personally. Areas of expertise include leadership development, staff management, program management, tourism marketing, human resources, conflict resolution, contract administration and procurement and statewide customer service.



Mary Ann Menetrey






Mary Ann Menetrey

Registered Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner, Certified Equine Positional Release Practitioner and Instructor

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Mary Ann’s career path over the past few decades has focused on healing, whether it is land, horses or humans. She is currently a Registered Practitioner of Human and Equine Ortho-Bionomy®, and a Certified Equine Positional Release Instructor and Practitioner.

Mary Ann has spent over a decade studying and practicing in these fields and similar bodywork modalities, which are non-invasive and geared towards stimulating the body’s self-healing abilities. Her studies were initially driven by a desire to help her own horses with physical, health and emotional issues where traditional medicine could not find a solution. She bases her equine and human practice, Primo Motion Bodywork, near Espanola, New Mexico.

A passionate student of the natural sciences, Mary Ann’s studies have also included undergraduate and graduate degrees in Soil Science, and she spent many years managing programs dedicated to improving the quality of our land and water resources. In these positions she honed her ability to build teams and to listen and understand points of view without judgement; skills which have been invaluable in her life and practice.

“If we are willing to listen and work with the nature of the horse, old patterns can begin to shift and the possibilities for change become endless.”

A life goal of Mary Ann’s is to help benefit horse-human relationships. Her equine sessions and workshops are geared toward ensuring the horse feels safe, the horse/human interaction is safe and comfortable, the nature of the horse is honored, and the human can recognize the need for changes that can benefit both the horse and themselves. Mary Ann’s work with the EQUSS Herd continues to inspire and influence this goal.