Change: The Story of Grace

I know I am not alone in my struggle to override the “I’m too old” bomb because I hear those very words come out of my students regularly. If it is not in reference to themselves, then it is in reference to their 10, 12, 15 or 19 year old horses as we begin the rehab process.

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Then & Now: A look at 3 years of progress

When I look back at these photos the changes are stunning. Storm has developed into a beautiful well balanced horse.

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Be The Horse

My horse Jasper has been working hard to change the way he walks. It is really very hard for him, more mentally than physically. He has to change the way he has been walking, learning to balance himself while shifting his weight to his hindquarters. I can see that it is hard for him, and […]

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Horse Training Reflections – Letters To Kirsten

Carrying on from a previous newsletter topic, I thought I would share some of the comments that were sent about the lesson on horse training techniques. Each comment gave more food for thought and pounded on the question… What is Horse Training?

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The Seven Habits of Horsemanship

Steven Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a fantastic model for people getting along with people. Using his model, I have taken the liberty of applying his ideas to horsemanship to share a perspective on how riders can perhaps get along with horses a bit better.

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Horsemanship

Horsemanship is an art as well as a science…..It is a journey into becoming a better person for the sake of the animal that you love

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Solving Horse Problems

Working out a relationship between a prey animal (horse) and a predator (human) is inherently challenging

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Owning a Horse

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

Quote Of The Day

Imagination is more important than knowledge
~Albert Einstein