Category Archives: Spirit of Horse

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SPRING CHECK UP TIME FOR HORSES!

Does your horse: Take up Wrong/Reusing Lead? Bolt, Jig, Balk, Buck, Rear? Flinch when back is touched? Wear hooves unevenly? Short Stride? Nippy or Cow Kicking? Other? Is your horse:…

TAKING HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL

“There is no equal partnership between a prey animal and a predator. If your horse does not see you as Alpha he will run the show. …” This is a…

Feelings that Matter

 “The nature of science is that it never (well,hardly ever) yields answers that are complete and unequivocal,but the consensus among scientists is that most, if not all the animals that…

Meaningful Relationship …

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

Transformations

From Hostile to Heartful …

A Short Dance Lesson

What people do not appreciate is that every time a horse submits to pressure, whether subtle or overt, he is diminished. Probably the great majority of people who achieve their…