Liz's life has been a journey to connect with animals and spirit and to share that understanding with the world.

Liz Mitten Ryan is an expert in horse herd language, liberty horse training, communicating and connecting with horses, horse and animal communication. She offers Horse Healing retreats, equine healing certification and liberty training retreats through She is the co-author of four award winning spiritual horse books with her herd of horses, her dogs, cats, and pet steer. When Liz moved to Gateway 2 Ranch in 1999, she embarked on a life changing journey. The 320 acres of untouched forests, meadows and lakes, became the pasture and home to Liz and her herd of warmblood horses.

Liz's first book "One With The Herd - A Spiritual Journey" tells the story of how Liz lived in a wall tent for several months, following and communing with the herd, learning their secrets of connection and communication with The ALL and all life. When the house and barn were finished, the structure offered a shared space for the horses to return to daily, to rest and re-connect, communicating the mystery and magic of life lived from a place of clear connection to The ALL. This communication grew to encompass four books, co-authored by the horses, dogs and cats, which explain the animals' perspective on life. Untainted by human mass-mind consciousness, this perspective provides a life-changing understanding of the enlightened journey.

"There is only one consciousness in ALL life. Whether you call it GOD or the ALL (the term my animals have given me), all thoughts, emotions and inspiration flow from this higher consciousness and express through the diversity of all creation." - Liz speaking for The Herd

Liz facilitates and teaches at Equinisity Retreats. These offer personal development with horses, healing with horses and nature, animal communication, equine therapy certification and liberty training and riding. Guests are invited to learn from, and experience her connection and relationship with The Herd, other animals, nature and the land. They are invited to commit to their own personal journey, healing and path here as spiritual beings. Much like swimming with dolphins and whales, receiving equine healing, being amongst and learning from a herd of 16 wild horses will have a profound effect on your consciousness, health and well-being. These are a unique time-out and escape retreat from life and an invitation into the magical world of child-like wonder, inspiration, joy and co-creation with the ALL.

Liz is also a published wildlife and nature artist for the last 25 years. Her paintings feature world protected areas and species and have been presented to dignitaries throughout the globe. Her artwork includes a Canada stamp, multiple awards and exhibitions. Liz's art has raised millions of dollars for animals and the environment through groups such as World Wildlife, Earth Day International, Ducks Unlimited and Habitat Canada.

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Books to browse and buy!

DVDs to browse and buy!

Articles from Liz and the Animals

Learn more about our Equinisity Retreats

Liz and The Herd's Natural Horse Friendship website

A slideshow showcasing Liz's art