Category Archives: Beginnings

Imagine!

Imagine you were a horse … YOUR horse How would you feel? Do you get to be a horse? Do you get to live outdoors? Do you get to eat…

Horse Whisperer or Horse LISTENER?

The photo above is a photo that was taken of me and “RED”, a mustang at Two~Hearts Mustang Rescue & Wellness Center in Rehoboth, MA.  I was doing a presentation/demo…

You asked for it!

                  OK .. Ask and ye shall receive! Here ya go !!The link to register is: http://integrativehorsecourses.com/online-classes.html

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Lead your Horse’s Body with Your Mind

  Yep — paraphrased from this simple Aikido principle: Lead your body with your mind. If you cut something with your mind first, it makes it tremendously easier for your…

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Are you PASSIONATE about your horse?

    Are you passionate about your horse? Is your heart set on giving your very best for your horse? Do you dream of one day being ‘one’ with your…

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Equine Zooanthropology

Equine Zooanthropolgy starts with four key pillars:   Alterity, the other one (duet in the dialogue), otherness – Both horse and man must have both the space and opportunity to…

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Can Horses Be Naughty?

“… we expect our horses to understand without explaining. For example, consider a horse that doesn’t want to be caught. It is much easier to label them as ‘naughty’ rather…

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Work with it …

  “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ― Eckhart Tolle   How…

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Improving Equine Wellbeing

“If you have a “dominant” or “aggressive” horse, ask yourself if these behaviours you see aren’t fear response towards human interaction? We still see “agressive” or “dominant” horses that are…

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Just KISS

I’ve gone back to KISS … keep it simple. The horses know best. Listen to them. Listen to the hooves. Learn to intuitively ‘know’ by reading the hoof. KNOW the…

What Role do YOU Play?

 MASTER OR SERVANT?   In the light of excellent horsemanship on needs to consider the air in which the relationship forms between horse and human. Is it one of Master-Servant?…

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Horsey Phobias?

Early Morning post in *** response (see below) to someone’s comment about one of my ‘training’ videos: (She didn’t see the phobia associated with the horse in this video: Lesson with…

Training Foals

As your foal grows its imperative that he or she be taught along the way so as to become a quiet, accepting, willing ‘grownup’ without fear of humans. The following…

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Servant-Leadership

“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person…

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A to C … Creating a Spiritual Connection with your Horse

A to C … Creating a Spiritual Connection with your Horse AND … with others in your life. Confession – I’m procrastinating this morning. As usual. Visiting Facebook, scrolling and answering…

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What Do You Think?

Below is something I wrote in a discussion group with regard to people arguing about ‘methods’ of ‘training’ horses. Of course, things tends to get heated in such discussions. Here’s…

Meaningful Relationship …

Meaningful Relationship — It is truly everything and whatever you achieve with your horse flows from that. — www.horsesandhumans.com

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The Five Elements

What element category are you? What about your horse? Insights into ourselves and into our horses’ personalities can help bridge mis-communications and build strong partnerships through understanding, compassion and consideration….

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FREEDOM

Horses are never misled like humans into believing that they are completely safe from all danger. They always need someone to whom they can turn to in a strange or…

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STOP!

“Wherever we focus our attention the energy flows.” –gbs Stop. Right now. Right here. Just stop. Where are you? Where is your mind? Where is your attention? Wherever you focus…