Stable Connections the Podcast focuses more on the things we have in common as individuals, as well as a community.


I believe in the power of conversation.

By listening, we open the door to learning and by communicating, we open the door to connection.

About Me


Hey, I’m Shonna Berk. Creator, editor, and interviewer of Stable Connections, the podcast.


I’ve spent most of my childhood and adult life within the horse community, whether that was A circuit hunter jumper shows, traveling as a groom for Cavalia’s Odysseo, or currently running my own business as a body worker. Within my years of experience I have felt more emphases put on the differences and less on the commonalities.

New episodes every Monday.

Stable Connections offers a space for personal perspective and creates room for both the speaker and listener to share, learn, and process together. Some of the guests interviewed, I’ve known personally for years and others I’ve never met. At the end of each conversation I’m surprised and humbled by how much can be learned by simply listening and I am reminded that we are all here doing the best we can with the cards we are dealt.

Episode 32: Tiana Baumsteiger (Bonus)

Episode 32: Tiana Baumsteiger (Bonus)

Tiana Baumsteiger tells us a little about her experience having an abortion, as well as what it's like being the Bay Area Healer.

Episode 31: Florance Rubinger

Episode 31: Florance Rubinger

Florence talks to us about her journey in vaulting including going to the World Equestrian Games, feeling lost when she came back and how she's in the process of building her "Animal Flo" work out business.

Episode 30: Lena Haug

Episode 30: Lena Haug

Lena Haug talks to us about how she went from training horses, to getting her pilots license, and now is on her journey with prepping for the Mongol Derby.