Valerie has always had a huge heart and loves all animals! Its good to know that we have friends that take of these great thoroughbred warriors after their racing days are finished.
Love ya Valerie, keep up the great work you are doing.
-Randy K Bradshaw
I went into this experience with a bit of trepidation. I have had a fear of horses for a large part of my adult life. So, I was open to viewing this as a step towards working on overcoming that fear, and any self discovery may be nice too…
Well, five hours later, I felt like I had taken those first steps and then ran full speed into falling back in love with these magnificent beings with the childlike passion that I had for them when I was a young girl. And as far as self discovery goes, I am no stranger to that work, but I feel that the time I spent with that horse, Butter, gave me by far the most honest yet gentle view of myself. And what has been amazing to me is that it didn’t stop when I left. In the days following I have continued to have moments that brought me back to what I learned from Butter and given me new ways to reassess myself, my energy and how I put it forth.
I also want to give much credit to Valerie and Jamie for guiding me through working with Butter and teaching so much more than how to be with horses again. They truly create a sacred space that offers the comfort and acceptance that makes doing this type of discovery so much easier and fullfilling. I would love to see every women get to experience this type of growth and healing!
-Laurie O. workshop 4-16
ACTT Naturally was an amazing experience! The concept of horses sensing my energy got me in touch with “what is my energy?” “What am I radiating?” The horses’ behavior in response to my directions and energy really forces oneself to be in touch with self. Don’t miss this experience! Lessons and self relations for life.
-Linda Y., Air Force Veteran
What a great opportunity! I encourage all women young and old to come out to Long Shadows Farm and enjoy these wonderful people. Valerie Buck and her volunteers offer an amazing opportunity to experience a trusting relationship with off-track thoroughbred horses. I am a disabled Gulf War veteran with a number of medical conditions – I forgot all about these issues with the horses. I have PTSD, I am a survivor of military sexual Trauma but thanks to these horses help I am learning to trust again. I am moving forward and I am facing my fears.
-Penny D., ACTT Naturally program participant
I continue to reflect on and grow from my experiences at ACTT Naturally, constantly translating and transferring the wisdom gained that day to my daily life. From your original dream to the manifestation in the barn that day, this program is infused with a transformative soul consciousness. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
– Rachel. An ACTT Naturally participant.
I knew Valerie through much of her career in the racing industry. Her compassion and understanding of these athletes make her a natural for transitioning off track Thoroughbreds. Her work ethic and passion will carry ACTT Naturally to success.
– Todd Pletcher. All time money earning Thoroughbred trainer, former employer and friend of Valerie.