Mastermind Groups - Learn - Grow - Network


I spent the evening with a great Mastermind Group.    This was a bit different for me as it was diverse businesses instead of everyone in real estate  -  I really liked it  - I liked the different takes on marketing, how to's and other aspects and I think it  opens new possibilities.    A Mastermind Group to learn - grow - network.

I met a really cool lady - someone who is truly living her passion.  She's a retired counselor and has extensive knowledge of horses  - She opened a horse therapy farm.  They help children, teens and young adults with emotional and physical hardships.  It is not riding therapy it is like working therapy -  her horses are specially trained.           
She told us an awesome story about a teenager who was abandoned by his mom, his father is not really around and he married a women who doesn't care much about the boy either.  He's developed some emotional problems and behavioral disorders and was instructed to come to the Horse Therapy.  Since he was there against his will, he really did not participate at all.  One day he was leaning up against the barn, arms crossed and all folded into himself and this lady went over to talk with him and try to coax him into participating  - he would not have any of it.  Meanwhile as she was talking with him, one of the horses started to really stir in the stall, so she went in got the horse and brought the horse out to the arena, as soon as she let the horse go, the horse ran right to the boy and placed her forehead on his chest.  She said it was unbelievable and just brought tears to her eyes.   Ever since then the boy works with this horse and is doing better.

Did you know horses are telepathic?  I didn't  - I learned that through this women and the mastermind group.  

Her website is

I've been invited to join it and I think I am going to in the fall.  I don't think I can really start anything new right now.  I do think it is a Mastermind Group that can help me Learn - Grow - Network.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsChristine Pappas - REALTOR® • June 08 2011 09:28PM


Love mastermind groups especially ones with individuals from all different businesses and walks of life.  Thanks for the reminder it is time to get one going again.

Posted by Mark Nehs (Mortgage Loan Officer Waukesha Wisconsin) almost 8 years ago

Horses are an amazing animal and they are very smart and telepathic.  Join the group, you will be happy you did!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) almost 8 years ago

Christine...that's pretty amazing story! Horses are such beautiful animals. We had them growing up on my ranch in Montana, but I never paid much attention to them. Bummer.

Your Mastermind title caught my eye as I'm in one, but we ARE all in real estate. From the West Coast to the East Coast and Florida...we call each other weekly on Skype and work on issues and tips for our blogs. (We all blog outside of AR where we control our sites and our content) It's been great. It appears tho that the group is starting to wain a bit, and I'm disappointed in that. I think there is one person I will still be able to reach out to for assistance, but I'm going to guess our calls are about to come to an end.

Bummer again.

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 8 years ago

I always feel great when I learn something new everyday!  I had no idea that horses were telepathic... what a great story.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) almost 8 years ago


That would have been amazing to witness!

Thank you for sharing this. Very touching story.

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

Christine, I heard of a outreach like this on a Christian Radio talk show (maybe Focus On The Family) and the horses on the ranch were also neglected and/or abused. The woman who stated the ranch did so for the horses and by chance special needs boys and girls got involved and it has continued to be great therapy for all involved.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) almost 8 years ago

Christine- I loved this story and love horses.   Animals can be such great healers.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 8 years ago

I really like the idea of a great Mastermind group. However, i dont think I could commit the time and (right now), the emotions that need to go into strengthen the group members. I have been keeping to myself alot lately (more than before) and I dont go out unless I have to work. But I can see how you could so benefit from it.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) almost 8 years ago

Christine,  Good for you.  When we think we know everything, then we're really in trouble.  How great to be able to share ideas and inspiration.  Good luck!

Posted by Marian Goetzinger, Crystal Coast Real Estate NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000) almost 8 years ago

Mark, glad to give you a nudge - let us know how it goes.

You are right Christine, I think I will be well worth it to be involved.

Thomas, I've always wanted to go to Montana - I hear it is breathtaking there.   AR is a great Real Estate Master Mind Group -  I read what others are doing and it just inspires and pushes me to do more.

Happy to share it Peggy -  It really was a cool story  - I hope this lady shares more good ones.

Michele, I would have been sobbing my eyes out!   She invited me to come to the farm sometime and I am gonna take her up on that.

Don't you just love those stories Bob!  While I really enjoy what I do with real estate - I really admire those who do things that they are truly passionate about.

So true Kathy!  I even heard that small ponies are being trained as disability assistants because the are very smart and live longer lives than dogs - 30+ years.

Loreena, I still have you on my prayer list and hope you begin to feel better soon.  If I lived closer I'd make you a big pot of sauce with spaghetti :)

Thanks Marian  -  we must always keep growing - onward and upward! :)


Posted by Christine Pappas - REALTOR®, eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters (eXp Realty) almost 8 years ago

Christine - would you believe when I tell you Therapeutic Horsemanship really help folks of all kinds of disabilities.  My daughter graduated from St. Andrews in North Carolina with a BA in Therapeutic Horsemanship and a minor in Equine Business.  This is her passion, she would love the opportunity to teach, however, since her husband is stationed in GA, there is not a site nearby for a center. 

I'm sure in the future, she will be teaching to those who are in need.


Thank you for sharing this wonderful story :)

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Hi Christine,this is a good story.I didn't know that  horses are telephatic..This is such an inspirational blog.Thanks for always sharing good topics with us.I really enjoy always visiting your blog.Keep up the good work and Stay the best Willoughby Oh Short Sale Agent.


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