We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and a gentle landing for unwanted, neglected and abused horses, many of whom become part of the EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH that is Naturalpaths. We use our extensive knowledge and experience healing with nature to establish and maintain the good health and well being of the horses in residence here. From slaughter-bound elderly babysitters to young starved and abused babies to simply outgrown riding horses, we have an amazing herd of now CHERISHED equines.
As Naturalpaths Solutions, we offer products for horses, lessons in horsemanship and riding, clinics on hoof care and workshops for owner empowerment. The Stablewomen Program brings women together with horses for personal growth and healing.
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist has degrees in Natural Health Counseling, Veterinary Assistance and Reiki Mastership. She is the founder and president of Dharmahorse Inc. a Sanctuary for unwanted horses. She writes a column on horses for the "Health & Wellbeing" section of the Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper. She is a contributing author for Natural Horse Magazine.
Katharine studied under her herbalist, midwife grandmother the ancient traditions of The Wisdom Way and Native American healing. She was the director of a Zen Center and is a life-long vegetarian.
Katharine has owned and operated 3 schools of classical horsemanship since 1973. She ran boarding operations within them and based her horses' rations upon grass hays, herbs and minerals. She passed her Rocky Mountain Horse Show Association judges exams in 1976 and has written for equine publications (Western Horseman, Horse & Rider, Dressage & CT, Horseman of the Southwest, Horseplay, Animal Wellness, Natural Horse Magazine, The Whole Horse Journal, Stable Gossip, Horse Illustrated, The Chronicle of the Horse and The Horseman's Voice) since 1975. She taught courses on horses, dogs and meditation for the DABCC of NMSU.
Through the years, Katharine has received instruction from many masters including Charles deKunffy, Peter Lert, Anne Gere, Brooks Busby, Shane Brasher, Colonel Womack, Maj. Gen. Johnathan R. Burton, Mary Rose FBHS, Frazier Gorel, Art and Aggie Popurt, J P Giacomini, Don Burt, Mrs. Cunliff, Lee Bittel; and she was one of 20 riders selected to ride for a scholarship at Morven Park IEI in Leesburg VA in the '70's.
She worked for an outstanding equine Veterinarian in Roswell, NM and studied equine Chiropractic techniques in Albuquerque, NM. Katharine is also an artist, illustrating articles and books.
The Natural Path Way is one of Non-Toxic Environments; Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually. We refrain from Aggressive Attitudes. We Communicate without Conflict. We Heal and Maintain Good Health through Nature.
We use Reiki, Massage, Water Therapy (always beside a tree to use water wisely!) and Acupoints. We use Herbal and Homeopathic De-Wormers for our Animals. We believe in the benefit of contact with the Earth through maintaining barefoot hooves (but are flexible enough - Middle Way - to use any protection needed in emergencies). We have taught our Non-Toxic principles through the local University.
We study and respect multiple traditions; from Tibetan to Native American healing techniques to Energy modalities. Ours is an Herbal Stable Yard based clearly upon a Simple, Local, Natural Foundation.