Alternative & Holistic Health Care for people and animals

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~ Your Journey Starts Here ~


Our horses live on free range of 12 acres of pasture for their happiness and health. We encourage the horses to live as naturally as possible while providing them with all the necessities of well loved family members. We are a grass roots centre which focuses on connection with self and nature, taking a break from the distractions of modern day hand held technology.

Founded from my love for horses, nature, country living and a desire to help others, Steep Hill Stable Enrichment Centre is my life long dream; where human and animals come together to help each other through understanding and enlightenment. As a young child, I always felt a strong connection to nature and animals. I would spend my time dreaming about becoming a veterinarian, a marine biologist or owning a farm and riding horses sharing my time, love and energy figuring out what makes animals happy. Little did I know then, it was the animals that would help me find my own true peace and happiness. I have always been sensitive to energy, some would say I was simply too sensitive however, through my shared time with animals I came to understand and embrace that sensitivity and energy to help others heal and find peace as well. 

Animals always had a special way of 'speaking' to me. The more I began to open up to the energy that surrounded me, the more I realized that my sensitivity was actually a form of deep connection and communication.  As my awareness developed, my “clair senses” increased and I began to receive immense amounts of information from animals I worked with. It felt like a bizarre and exciting dream come true; it was comfortable, natural and it felt like home. To this day I am continually impressed by the deep level of communication, connection and healing each session provides for both the animal and their human. Like all else I jumped in with both feet and have been consistently encouraged by many to expand my work through various other healing modalities.  My own personal development is to continually build on education and knowledge for the benefit of our clients. Our expansion includes creating workshops, programs and certification courses for those who seek to further enrich their lives through alternative and holistic healing modalities.

My communication, intuitive and healing skills have been built from a combination of direct experience, certifications, courses and workshops. I have been fortunate to work with various Master Instructors in various fields, receiving a high caliber of education from Animal Communicators, Intuitives, Empaths, Reiki Masters, Mediums, Psychics, Mental Health Professionals, Equine Assisted Personal Development Master Instructors and Equine Assisted Learning Master Instructors.  Through the process of learning and growth, a level of clarity and understanding is reached that is deeply rooted in love and respect for self. With these tools, skills and knowledge I am able to help others focus on self awareness, healing trauma and to develop their own natural intuitive, self-healing and communication skills. 

My transformative journey continues daily with teaching and practicing Reiki (for people and animals), Meditation & Mindfulness, Equine Assisted Personal Development, Intuitive healing, Mental Health Alternative Therapies and Telepathic Animal Communication.  Our humble acreage and home has become a self-improvement and healing sanctuary for anyone who seeks to 'explore, discover and transform' their life. It is a safe place of connection, acceptance, understanding, learning, growth, revitalization and healing. A place to dispel illusion, shift consciousness and to raise personal and universal vibration.​ Horses have a unique perspective on life; through the assistance of our Facilitator, Master Instructor and Certified Practitioners, we are able to bring people and horses together creating life changing experiences.


"I had the pleasure of hosting Ilsa at my farm in Ontario and was able to have her do a communication session with my horse. The things that Ilsa picked up from my horse and was able to tell me was nothing short of mind blowing. She hit the nail on the head with uncovering some of my horses anxiety and gave me some strategies to apply in moving forward which I have been able to practice in the weeks since she was here and everything is falling into place. Ilsa's reading of my horse moved me literally to tears and everything that came out in the session has been applicable to our ongoing learning. Thank you Ilsa, for being my horses voice"

~Kendra Batek, Owner, Maple Crescent Farm, Ontario

"I’m not going to lie I was a bit of a skeptic. How is Reiki going to work we are in two different provinces?? What’s it going to do?? Do I even need this!! However because it was Ilsa I did agree to try it despite feeling skeptical.  Boys oh boys am I ever glad I did, what a phenomenal experience!!  I most definitely needed it, it released the huge weight I had on my shoulders for months instantly, not only that in the coming days it was like I was so rejuvenated and ready for anything coming my way no matter how good, bad or indifferent! So if you are looking for that something different but guaranteed to positively effect your daily energy, where I have personally had this experience Ilsa is the best at what she does & I highly recommend her."

Rachael Dent-Flynn, Owner, FLAR Equine Experience, Nova Scotia

"I can’t thank Ilsa enough. My 10 year old daughter started going to Steep Hill Stable Enrichment Centre in the spring of 2017. Steep Hill Stable is truly a beautiful, healing environment. The improvement in Grace's confidence and anxiety has improved immensely. The dedication and love that Ilsa has for her animals is amazing and anyone that attends Steep Hill Stable is truly blessed. We will be forever grateful for the work that Ilsa does for our daughter. I would highly recommended visiting Steep Hill Stable to see the beauty of this farm, animals and the wonderful owners Ilsa and Josh!"

Chesa & Dave Morley, Prince Edward Island

"I had my very first Reiki treatment with Ilsa - such a positive experience!! Ilsa is a very calm, centered, nurturing woman & she passes that positive, loving energy on to you.....I could feel some long held anxiety & pain just slipping away & an hour or so after treatment I enjoyed an unprecedented 4 hour nap, awakening more refreshed & energized than I have in ages.....I have highly recommended Ilsa to my family, friends & co-workers &  look forward to future treatments......thank you Ilsa....."

Wendy Eisan, Prince Edward Island

"Ilsa is a patient and kind instructor. She allows you to explore animal communication at a comfortable pace while always encouraging you to push a little bit further. As someone who has never done animal communication before I was worried about what I should be able to see/hear/feel, but once Ilsa started explaining what I was going to be doing all of those worries disappeared and were replaced by the excitement of what she was introducing me to. I would highly recommend Animal Communication to anyone interested, and there is no instructor that is more knowledgeable and patient than Ilsa."


Amanda Wilson, Prince Edward Island

"Ilsa’s ability to explain each card with detail was wonderful, I again wasn’t sure if the cards would reflect my life at all.  Well this experience opened my eyes 100% as each card she pulled reflected my life right from a young age to some of the struggles I was currently thinking about & working through. I am a private person so there is no way this information could have been found anywhere. Especially a few cards that were pulled in regards to my past as it isn’t something I had told many people at all!! Still till this day I’m in a bit of positive shock, it was so accurate & I often go back to our conversation to remind myself! If you are looking for a reading that can rock your soul positively I most definitely recommend Ilsa."

Rachael Dent-Flynn, Owner, FLAR Equine Experience, Nova Scotia

"The first horse I owned & myself were having issues. I really wasn’t sure how to help our relationship.  I haven’t grown up around horses so how to train or listen to them is all still new to me.  So where I know how amazing Ilsa is with reading animals I wanted to give it a try!  I was a bit nervous to hear what my horse was saying, was it him, was it something I was doing and many other questions! I am so grateful that I took the opportunity to listen to this communication. Since the animal reading, I have been able to truly listen to my horse and what he is saying to the point where our relationship has started to take a positive shift! It is work, and it's just starting so it is rocking. However with Ilsa’s genuine, caring professionalism and compassion along with knowledge I would recommend her services to absolutely anyone!!"


Rachael Dent-Flynn, Owner, FLAR Equine Experience, Nova Scotia

inspire - achieve - succeed

~ A leader doesn't seek followers, a leader seeks to inspire future leaders ~   
"Beneath all those things you have experienced, there lies yourself. Your greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies WITHIN us." 
" you, the one who looks in the mirror and is so critical of what you see.... you are perfectly you in every single way. 

You are strong, 
You are courageous,
You are kind, 
You are special,
You have a purpose here on this earth and in this life. You are a child of the universe and this universe has plans for you. Be patient, open your eyes to all the opportunities that show up for you every day. Open your mind to all the possibilities of your success. Open your heart to believe in yourself. Open your soul to all the positive energy that surrounds you.
Do you feel that?? That's what freedom feels like! 

Freedom to be you, to choose, to think, to feel, to see things exactly as they are, to accept things exactly as they are. 
Now go it again, try it, share it! 
Those who lift each other up, can rise above anything!"
Namaste ~  Ilsa