Janet Murray
Janet Murray
CEO and EFL Facilitator

Janet Murray is the driving force behind Lodestone Leadership. With a deep personal desire to help and empower others to lead strong lives, Janet’s career has led her through numerous roles where helping others is the primary goal, including eight years of facilitating grief groups at the Calgary Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Janet began riding seven years ago. She was personally transformed by the beauty and powerful influence of horses and went on to take advanced training in Equine Facilitated Learning, eventually completing an apprenticeship with the world-renowned author and trainer, Linda Kohanov. Now, as the CEO of Lodestone Leadership, and a certified Eponaquest Instructor, Janet’s mission is to share these life-changing experiences with others.

Bob Laye
Bob Laye
Equine Support Staff

Bob credits the horses he has worked with throughout his life for much of what he has learned. He believes working with horses is the best way to see further, to become more self-aware and notice things you don’t necessarily know you’re doing. He believes that horses can teach us to express ourselves honestly and make adjustments without being judged or ridiculed. Bob’s experience working with horses provides him with the knowledge and skills to keep not only the clients safe but also to maintain our horses’ mental and physical health.

Together, Bob and Sarah operate Release Equine. They aim to help horse-people develop their skills and techniques when handling and riding their horses, in a fun and friendly environment. Find out more at www.releaseequine.com.

Sarah Laye
Sarah Laye
Equine Support Staff

Sarah has a wide range of experience working with horses in various disciplines, including grooming and exercising in England at racing and event yards, as well as a polo yard in Australia. With her own horses, Sarah has competed in show jumping and cross country, as well as in the show ring. It has been an eye-opener for her to engage with horses in Equine Facilitated Learning, and is something she’ll never look back from. Sarah recognises the transformation that is possible once a person opens themselves up to an equine partner, and is keen to continue expanding her knowledge and skills with horses. The horse’s health and wellbeing is Sarah’s top priority, and she works to ensure the safety of clients during workshops.