A New Chapter

A New Chapter

I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember, largely due in part to my parents’ zeal for blazing their own trail in the world of business. I’ve also been a dreamer, which I’ve found can impart both new opportunities and challenging obstacles in the journey of establishing yourself in any given field. Through it all, though, I have found three specific constants in my life that continuously bring me true satisfaction: horses, writing and photography.

In 2016, I fell in love with a little Mustang gelding at a retreat I had been invited to attend at The Medicine Horse Project. From there, I let my imagination run wild and decided to start a blog entitled Wildspirite, to document my journey of chasing my dreams. Just as my wildest dreams were falling into place, my health began to decline to the point of disability and soon, all was lost. For months I struggled coming to terms with my new “normal” and wasn’t sure if I’d ever regain the momentum I’d once had. My days were soon filled with multiple visits to specialists who eventually would tell me the same thing: the cause of my symptoms aligned with chronic conditions I’d been diagnosed with as a child and were not treatable. Instead, I had to learn to live with the cards I’d be dealt and that was that.

Eventually, my eyes were opened to the world of Service Dogs and the incredible work they do to mitigate their handlers’ disabilities–disabilities just like my own. Since there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel for my conditions, I began to research more into training my own Service Dog and after many months, was presented with the opportunity to adopt my first prospect, Nihmh, a four-month old Mini American Shepherd. I had decided to start a blog and an Instagram to document our journey together, which grew beyond my anticipations. In less than a year, we’ve worked with well over twenty-five different brands and partner with nearly ten companies on a monthly basis.

Nihmh has given me the opportunity to still pursue my dreams, even on my worse days when I am homebound due to my illnesses. She’s also proven to be an incredible partner for mitigating my disability, just less than a year into her training. She still has over a year and a half left of training before she will be considered a solid “Service Dog,” but I have high hopes she will succeed. Even more so, I hope that my recent diagnosis of Valley Fever and subsequent treatment will allow me to start regaining my health so that I can get back on track with my ultimate goal of working with wild horses on a consistent basis.

I’m extremely thankful for the support I’ve received during some of the most challenging times of my life. I am also confident that one way or another, I’ll be able to continue pursuing my dreams and goals. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website, learn a little bit about who I am and read my blogs which mean so much to me.

If you’re interested in working together, I would absolutely love to chat with you to see where I can best offer my services and assistance. For all inquiries, please email danie@daniecoote.com. Thank you!