About Us

 

 

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." Author unknown

 

First and foremost, we (Lisa Ross-Williams and Kenny Williams) are animal lovers.  We share our Arizona ranch with four dogs: Harlie, Willow, Spirit and Levi; seven horses, one donkey, and ten cats.  We follow a natural approach to caring for all of them using proper nutrition, holistic care and love and understanding.  Our passion is educating people to a natural approach to animal care, focusing mainly on horses at this time.

 

So what does this have to do with Dog Toys??  We believe in supporting our animals in mind, body and spirit—play and positive training is a large part of this.  The success we’ve had with our Equi-Spirit™ line of horse toys lead us to market these amazing play balls to dogs as well.

 

Lisa Ross-Williams is a natural horse care consultant and host of the “If Your Horse Could Talk”webcast available at www.naturalhorsetalk.com. She is the Publisher and Editor-In Chief of Natural Horse Magazine, www.naturalhorse.com. Along with her husband, Kenny, they share their Talking Horse Ranch Educational Center in Arizona with their beloved animals.

 

As a child, Lisa grew up with her special equine partner, a ¾ Arabian mare named Liza. As an adult she re-entered the horse world, feeling totally unprepared for what she was about to encounter. Against the advice of others, she acquired a young new horse who she aptly named Rebel. He was a beautiful gray five-year-old Polish Arab who, as Lisa says “had pretty much given up on humans and wasn’t afraid to show it.”

 

Lisa’s work with Rebel sent her on a journey that would change the path of her life and his. As she began looking for horse handling information to deal with his special issues, she realized all the conventional or ‘normal’ care practices seemed so ‘unnatural’ for horses. Unable to find a solution, she began a personal quest to find a better approach.

 

Lisa dedicated herself to extensive research, as well as an exploration of hands-on experiences which included clinics, seminars and courses covering natural horsemanship, hoof care, dentistry, bodywork, homeopathy, iridology, essential oils and nutrition. Since then, she has earned her degree in Environmental Plant Science and has completed the Basic Homeopathy Veterinary course through the British Institute of Homeopathy. She has completed the Reiki 1-Equine Reiki course with Kathleen Prasad.  Lisa is an accomplished Natural Horsewoman who has studied extensively with many top horsemanship instructors for the past 15 years and now offers lessons as well as nutritional consultations.

Known to colleagues and friends as one who “walks her talk,” Lisa has positively influenced thousands of horse owners and grateful horses, sharing her knowledge of natural and holistic horse care.  Her book on Natural Horse Care, Down-To-Earth Natural Horse Care-Keeping your horse as best suits his mind, body and soul is available at www.down-to-earthnhc.com.

 

Kenny Williams is a natural hoof care provider and educator, equine bodyworker, freelance writer and the co-host/technical producer of the If Your Horse Could Talk webcast.  Along with Lisa, they share their Talking Horse Ranch Educational Center in Arizona with a menagerie of animals.

 

As a child, Kenny’s horse experience included occasional rides on a friend’s pony which often ended up in a ran-away situation.  As an adult, when Rebel (above) entered the picture, he was even more unprepared for such a spirited and headstrong horse than Lisa was. 

 

However, it soon became obvious that his previous lack of experience and formal training was a blessing.  Having no pre-conceived notions on how to care and work with horses, the natural horsemanship and holistic approach to care just made sense.

 

Kenny started trimming hooves in 1998 out of necessity since the barefoot approach was still new and there wasn’t a trimmer in the area.  He was a natural at not only understanding what the hoof was telling him but also had the ability to explain a natural hoof to everyday people.  He utilizes natural horsemanship, essential oils and the Equine Touch to help balance horses in mind, body and spirit.  Kenny is now offering hoof care consultations, private trimming instruction and clinics.  He has completed the Reiki 1-Equine Reiki course with Kathleen Prasad and is also a very accomplished Natural Horseman who has studied with many top horsemanship instructors and also offers lessons.

 

His best teachers have been the horses themselves and he’s happy to pass that knowledge around.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Email Lisa Ross-Williams

928-999-5797

13318 N Walking Y Lane

Prescott, AZ  86305