Horses in the wild are organized into herds. This is their social structure. A dominant stallion is the herd leader and is responsible for the safety of the entire herd.  An alpha mare co-leads with the stallion. Every horse in the herd has a role and learns from the o...

Recently someone close to me hurt me deeply. She falsely accused me of something I did not do, and she attempted to convince others that I had committed this huge transgression. I was shocked, hurt, offended, and indignant. In fact the emotions poured out and through m...

In past articles I have talked about how sensitive horses are to our energy, emotion and intention.  Their ability to read, understand and respond to our emotions and energy is a large part of what makes them such terrific partners in equine guided learning, coaching a...

Perhaps the greatest loss of connection is the one between people.  We are often so busy in our own thoughts that we are not tuned into what is happening around us: we are not aware of what our body is telling us about ourselves, our surroundings, or other beings. High...

Horses value congruence. Congruence means safety to a horse. When they encounter a person being incongruent, they respond with altered behavior.

Congruency is being in full alignment: body, mind, and spirit. It means that our words, actions, and body language are perfec...

Slowing down makes all the difference. Horses are not big on multi-tasking.  While they receive and process a lot of information in their environment, and do this instantaneously and constantly all day long; their conscious attention is usually focused on one thing at...

I believe there is magic in following the whispers of our hearts. I believe that when we step off the well-worn path towards our heart’s desire, help is manifested.  I believe that when we reach for our dreams, we are lifted. I wish this for you.

As part of my training as an equine guided learning facilitator, I had the privilege of learning by doing. As students we participated as 'clients' in sessions. While some of us may have thought we were going to 'role play' a fictional story, the horses often had other...

Your bodies are interdependent. Your horse's body affects how effectively, efficiently and comfortably you can ride him. The restrictions in your body determine how well your horse can function and move efficiently and respond to the aids effectively.  A manual the...

February 19, 2019

Over the years, I have learned that die-hard equestrians will do anything to remain riding, often enduring what would be unbearable pain by the standards of mere non-riding mortals. Horse people push through the pain because there are chores to get done, horses to feed...

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