Val met Okzy, a champion Grand Prix dressage horse, at a pre-Olympic trial dressage competition at the San Antonio Rose Palace arena. He was perfect in practice but consistently messed up the show ring. His trainer JP had only one question: Why does this keep happening?!
Okzy explained that he felt angry with JP. Although he loved to perform, was really good at his work, and he basked in the applause of the audience, he was willing to give all that up. He wanted to get back at JP in a way that really hurt and would get her attention. He explained all the reasons why he felt the way he did, and then?
He asked for an apology.
Miffed at the horse, JP offered an insincere apology. Okzy immediately turned away and swished his tail. JP didn’t need Val to translate the horse’s response, it was clear as a bell. Val watched in dismay as JP stormed out of the stall in a huff.
Fifteen minutes later JP returned. She acknowledged that in fact, the horse was right on all the counts. She offered a sincere heart felt apology. And tears sprang to our eyes as Okzy turned to her and nudged JP over her heart as he accepted what was offered. Then they went out and won their next competition.
Val’s specialty is in working with show animals. She got her start as a professional animal communicator working show horses of all kinds including world class Grand Prix dressage horses, world championship cutting horses, hunter jumpers and racing horses.
Val’s Intuitive Show Animal Performance Sessions are unlike those of other animal intuitives.Val begins each communication session in much the same way she approaches a healing or communication session — she connects to the animal’s human caretaker first.
As the human’s advocate for the animal, she must first understand their person’s point of view about what’s going on. She’s learned through her extensive education and many years of experience and learning from thousands of animal teachers that the human is always intimately involved with the well-being of the animal.
While most people are astonished to discover the phenomenon of the Human Animal BodyMind Connection and how their animal partner mirrors them, many aspects of animal performance, health and well-being are in fact a reflection of your purpose together.
To solve these issues, it’s important for Val to start with the human. Until you are able and willing to change, heal, grow and evolve, the animal will continue to serve you by showing and acting out your wounds, stressors and issues.
As Val works with you and your animal to help you solve performance problems, behavior issues, health or mystery lameness situations, she is always listening to the Spirit of the animal and to Guidance to discover why that animal is a part of your life, what the underlying lessons are, what he/she is here to help you learn, and what is needed to create the best life experience and performance for both of you.
Her goal is for you both to achieve your true potential, to get you in the Winner’s Circle, and for you and your animal to have a blast doing it together!
Val’s unique intuitive work and healing skills incorporates all levels of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Working by order of priority, the most exciting part of every session is that both you and your pet can experience amazing changes in your relationship, and that those changes will reflect into other areas of your life including in the show ring.
Together you can evolve into advanced states of love, self expression and embrace an empowered spiritual connection with a deep profound level of understanding of yourself and the world around you.
And that is what it takes to be a winner in every sport, including the game of life.
Note: You do not have to be in the same location or touching each other for her to work her magic.
“Tiny hinges open big doors.” Val Heart
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Grand Prix Dream Horse’s Mystery Lameness and Bad Attitude Turned Around In ONE Session!
I finally got my dream horse – an 11 year old Grand Prix dressage Andalusian stallion – and from day 1 I had problems! He arrived from across the country stressed and upset at his new environment and at leaving his prior trainers’. Then, he foundered as a result of gelding surgery a couple of weeks later and nothing we tried helped him heal.
Desperate to help my horse I turned to Val for the first time. I could not believe what happened in just one session! She was able to quickly and confidently get the information we needed to help treat him properly. Plus, we tapped into what he needed from me as his new partner.
Feeling hope for the first time I immediately practiced what Val taught me and within ONE session with him that same day we were on the road to recovery and to a new partnership. Since then, Val’s sessions have helped me learn how to ride passage, piaffe and to continue to create an amazing partnership with this extraordinary horse.
Val’s work has changed my life with this horse — and with ALL of my horses — forever! I continue to get regular sessions with her, as I’m eager to understand what my horses are trying to tell me. Thank you Val for saving my horse and for saving my relationship with him… my horses thank you, to
Gelding Overcomes Mystery Lameness to Compete Again!
“LeTigre, National Show Jumper Champion
I first met Val a number of years ago when my Arabian gelding, Tiger, was having some problems. He wasn’t performing well at times, and was often experiencing mysterious lameness.
I have been consistently impressed with Val’s ability to pinpoint the issues and am very pleased with the results I experienced.
I felt I had a partner to help me better understand my horses, and also made a good friend. I am glad for all that she’s taught me over the years, and glad she’s part of my team.
Horse No Longer Destroys Expensive Hay! Behavior Problem Resolved
“This is probably the one of the biggest success stories in regards to me that we’ve had so far. It has been, what? 10 days since we spoke with my horse, Valentine, about not urinating on her hay! I’d tried everything I could think of, but nothing was working. Since our session, she has not peed on it OR spread it around her stall willy nilly, not even once! It is a Miracle! This is amazing! And will save me untold thousands in ruined hay!”
Overcoming Bad Dog Behavior – We Are a Team Again!
“I was at my wits end, struggling with my dog’s out of control behavior. I’d tried everything I could think of, and since I am a dog trainer and compete with my dogs, that’s saying a LOT! But, nothing was working so I decided to give Val a call. I was so amazed!
In one session, my dog’s behavior changed and I could tell we were working together as a team for the first time. It was like she understood me now where she hadn’t before. AND, I was so impressed, that I began working with Val for my own health problems. I am happy to say that I am so much better, life is easier, my relationship with myself and my husband has improved, my business is taking off…. I don’t know where I’d be without Val — don’t want to know!! She’s a remarkable resource and facilitator for me and my clients too. Thank You!”
Horse Overcomes Illness to Compete Again!
“From Sarah Griffith, SKG Dressage, Aug 2007: “I can’t believe that only a year ago, my 20 year old Grand Prix Dressage horse, Libero, was terribly ill. Even though the vets couldn’t figure out what the problem was, he was so sick they wanted me to put him down. It was touch and go there for a while, and when I contacted you, I was a mess. You helped us communicate with each other, and Libero told you how he was feeling, where the pain was coming from, and that he wasn’t ready to leave yet! That gave me the hope I needed to keep going and not give up. The vets thought his career was over but Libero didn’t agree with them. Thank God I listened to you. Now, against ALL odds, Libero and I are back in training, working towards completing our titles. We are actually showing again! I can’t thank you enough, Val.”
From Sarah, Feb 2008: “Hi Val! I have some new info. Libero was in a special ultrasound clinic this weekend as a test subject. Lets just say he was the talk of the clinic and not because the joint looked so perfect. They do not know why or how he is sound! His joint has so many problems. But I am about to leave for a horse show with my trainer telling me I am going to kick some ass! The vets only comment was that Libero loves what he does so much he is willing to work through the pain! I can give you a more scientific account of this but I have to look in my notes for the correct words. I really feel like I have been through a magical experience with you and my horse!
Problem Gelding Goes On To Win Regional Championships!
“Val Heart gave me such great advice and clarity for my life, helped me improve my health, and also made such a difference with my horse, Aries, that we swept into the dressage shows and won a whole pile of blue ribbons — in only 6 months! I can’t believe I was on the verge of selling Aries and giving up on him only a short while ago… now, we are excited to see each other and are winning almost every show we enter. We are both healthier, too, and that mystery lameness Aries had? Now I know where it’s coming from, what to do about it and what my contribution to the problem actually is. Awesome! Thanks, Val! I don’t want to know where we would be without you.” — Tracy B. and Aries, 6 year old warmblood gelding, Fenton, MI
From Tracy B., January 7, 2009 – “I wanted to give you an update: Belle is doing so much better, she is now acting like a very happy puppy! She loves to play ball and is happy to go for rides in the car, she is very well mannered and is such a delight. When my Dad got her from that breeder in Texas and sent her to me, she was in such bad shape. She could not seem to learn anything. It was like she was in her own little world and I could not connect with her at all. I am so glad I hung in there. She is a real treat now.
I also wanted to share with you our final overall for this past year. Aires and I ended up getting the following:
UNITED STATES DRESSAGE FEDERATION: bronze medal, all breeds award- Adult Amateur 3rd level – reserve champion
UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION: Leading breeder- Adult Amateur 3rd level champion
Performance Horse: National- Adult Amateur 3rd Level champion
AMERICAN WARMBLOOD SOCIETY: 3rd level Adult Amateur – reserve champion
MIDWEST DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION: Adult Amateur 3rd level year end- 3rd place
WATERLOO DRESSAGE SERIES: Adult Amateur 3rd level champion
Aries is doing well and much better, not sure if we are gonna move up to fourth level this year or not. I prefer to wait until he has developed the strength. He is still struggling some with a few movements, so we may just do 3rd again this year, which is fine for me. I am just so happy to have him and get to enjoy him. Lots of Love!”
If you just want Val to tell your pet to stop doing bad behavior, but are unwilling to make changes of your own? Then you’re not a good fit.
If you are doing this just for curiosity, to see if Val can tell you the color of your pet’s food bowl? Then you’re not a good fit.
If, however, you are ready to dive deep, to experience a quantum leap in discovery, a breakthrough with your pet and in your own life? Then you may be a perfect fit!
Her work often changes lives on many levels. It can be intensive, entertaining and a lot of fun! It can also bring up old wounds that need healing, stress that needs clearing, pain that needs soothing…
Not to worry, she can help you do that too.
She’ll be working as much with you as your animal to find the real root of the problems, to unravel the Human Animal BodyMind Connection between you, and to up-level you both so you can be the best version of yourselves possible.