Category Archives: Equine Behavior

Right or Left? LET THE HORSE CHOOSE!

“Horses, as with humans, have preferences and it is best to allow your horse to choose their essential oil; they will generally indicate to you what they need if you listen…

Horse Behavior

“Horses which have been refused the chance to satisfy their threat anxiety in the past might go into a kind of threat assessment frenzy, wanting to stop and look every…

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…

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…

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…

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency in your Horse

  “Some common signs of magnesium deficiency may include: * Nervous, anxious temperament * Sudden shying at familiar objects * Violent pulling-back when tied * Dislike of grooming * Aggression…

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…

Finding That Connection

May 9, 2010 · by PENZANCE Equine Integrated Solutions · in Heart to Heart Horsemanship, Uncategorized. This past Friday as I drove to my appointment in RI, I was asking,…

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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…

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…

First Backing of the Colt

  #‎horses‬ Excellent demonstration of how to start a colt peacefully and cooperatively. http://www.scoop.it/t/holistic-horses/p/4005516223/how-to-watch-a-training-session?hash=a4843a15-c004-4a42-9bad-d886e28416af  

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…

“The Horse As It Is”

“Only when you give to the horses the space, the context and the time to create their own experience, their own learning, their own sharing, focussing our own (human) intentions…

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?…

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…

Why do you Get Off?

  “When you sit on a pin, why do you get off?” Most would answer “Because it hurts” but Tom would correct them and say “No, you get off because…

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…