Jodine Carruthers at Cottonwood Stables

Joy Journey

From 1 to 3 pm on May 8, 2011, GP Cottonwood Stables, 3735 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, will host the official book launch for The Joy of the Journey: Exploring a Deeper and More Fulfilling Partnership Through the Path of Harmonious Horsemanship by local author Jodine Carruthers. The Joy of the Journey immerses the reader into the world of horses and reminds us of the magic that first drew us to horses. This insightful and easy to read book not only encourages a deeper relationship with horses. Its simple, straight forward guidance leads us closer to truly authentic relationships, in all areas of our lives. Whether you are a novice rider or a veteran horse lover or you simply enjoy being in the presence of horses, The Joy of the Journey opens the door to a world of horsemanship that will lift your spirit and fill your heart.

GP Cottonwood Stables in Nanaimo is a full service boarding and training facility in operation since 1973. They boast an indoor arena and two resident Equine Canada certified coaches. Their training horses are suited to all levels of rider, from the very first horse experience through to competitive levels. Fun, safe learning of good horsemanship principles in a friendly environment is the foundation of their riding programs. On May 8, 2011, the stables will open their gates for an afternoon of live demonstrations, questions and answers with the author, and the opportunity to meet the horses and staff. Mini riding lesson demonstrations will be performed throughout this free event. From 2 to 3 pm there will be a horse/human communication demonstration by author Jodine Carruthers and a dressage demonstration by Cottonwood’s head coach and owner Selena Pellizzari. It’s your chance to pet, touch, and groom Cottonwood’s lesson ponies and horses. For more information about the book launch, call Jodine at 250-618-9322.