Brain Storms: In the beginning

Storm & Ginny

In the beginning, as with most things, you often begin by wandering aimlessly until an action starts a chain reaction that brings you to a point in time when things converge

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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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Simple Models, Hard Problems

The value of simple models to deal with hard problems.

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My Affair with Black Tie

My Black Tie (Man) Affair!!

I always knew better than to pray for patience, as I was never ready to take that journey.  However, my affair with Black Tie has certainly taught me patience.    Black Tie is my fabulous Egyptian Arabian, who I adopted from Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation, and began my journey to work with him.  He was […]

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When your horse chooses to be with you because that is where it is safe.

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Living in the horse’s moment

After reading Kirsten’s latest posts, I left for the barn with new ideas to share.  It always helps to hear how much responsibility we have in our relatioship with our horses. My question to myself as I approached Cally was, Am I really listening, being a thinking rider? Really? Or do I have an agenda? Hmmm. Ponder. […]

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Finding The Leader Within

My two warmblood mares require different aspects of leadership from me. FT is a confident mare and is always challenging my knowledge of her intelligence and ability to “place” my body where she wants it! Cally, my other mare, challenges my basic leadership skills of handling an extremely charged prey instinct within her.

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Diane’s Introduction

Hi, I have been a student of Kirsten’s for three years now and my husband and I have made tremendous progress with our young Tennessee Walking horses. We plan to post photos and video of our horses and tell our story soon.

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A Client’s Review Of Pennsylvania Seminar

….”I love learning new things, particularly when it comes to horses. I was raised on horseback by a Hungarian Calvary officer who encouraged me to explore…

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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


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

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