Kim Walnes has lived and extraordinary life. The first word she spoke was “horse”, so even though she didn’t get her own horse until she was 16, horses were always going to be an important part of her life. here are some of the horses Kim speak about in the podcast from her childhood and early years.
Kim has sailed to the heights of the Equestrian Eventing world with her horse she brought home to the US from Ireland that she called The Gray Goose.
Kim worked on the movie Sylvester as a double for Melissa Gilbert.
Kim has not only experienced the ultimate highs in life, she has also been to the lowest point any parent can go to when she lost her daughter Andy.
Kim decided to stop competing after this and years later her new horse that she bred, Gideon Goodheart was born. He came out. looked at her and said “i’m here for you!”
Kim and The Gray Goose were inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Kim has lived a rich and full life, her purpose now is to teach people to connect with their horse beyond technique.
This episode was brought to you by EQUITANA Australia. EQUITANA is happening from the 15thto 18thNovember this year in Melbourne. Stacey Westfall will be there this year and it will be her only demonstration outside of the US this year. I can’t wait to see her in action. To get your tickets go to the website at www.equitana.com.au I hope to see you there. Make sure you say hi if you see me.