Depending on the behavior du jour, I wavered between replacing her with a placid, well-mannered mount and soldiering on with her, building on the progress we’d made together with clicker training. My commitment to this horse — initially to the yet-to-be purchased Dream Horse, then to the post-Cranky Pants mare I prayed she would morph into – could no longer be sustained by an ideal.
“For Cloud’s wild heart to be truly free in this human world in which he lives is the real gift of Liberty Foundations.” –Maire Kennedy, County Clare, Ireland Reading these beautiful words from Maire, one of the students in my first Liberty Foundations Online class spoke volumes about Liberty Foundations Training for horses. With great…
Happy New Year! I hope you had great holidays so far and are looking towards another awesome year and journey with horses. I have much to look forward to as Ohana farm continues to unfold. I am busy visualizing the year ahead and celebrating what came to fruition in 2014.
Many of you were very intrigued by the last blog about Brio
From HUMAN TO HORSE…Greetings to all of you for an exceptional 2015!
Ours began in an extraordinary way!
Before talking about the young, new 2015 year, I would like to spend a moment, remembering the important moments for H2H in 2014…
I got a Pony for Christmas 4 years ago, for the first time! I’d been with full-size horses my whole life, but I found that this pony would bring new learning, new delight, because of who she is.
Starwyn is a beautiful 11.1 HH Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) mare. She is now 11 years old. I fell in love with her at ‘first sight.’ A neighbor had her for 2 years
Without listening to our heart, life is not as fun! In 2009 I felt my approach to horses has taken a new turn. Teaching people how to handle horses without tack felt very good, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to give them a key to do what they want with horses, not…
I have often heard people say horses are like mirrors, which reflect our inner state. I disagree. Horses are amplifiers. Whichever is our reigning emotion at the moment, they may not only reflect it, but playing off of it, may display attitudes and movements that far out show what we may be feeling. The thing…
The adventure of healing a wild herd presented many levels.
Staring up an academy at the end of the road in a small unknown Caribbean island, turning an untamed bush into a productive farm, and developing an ecotourism centre to raise funds, was quite a task along with the rescue of seven wild horses.
In 2007, I rescued a wild herd of horses. The herd was offspring from an equestrian centre that was started in the 90’s and for unknown reasons the owners had left the island. I ran into the wild and abandoned herd of horses while on a detour.
During some of the conversations between them, Robin stated that: “If you make a request of the horse and he says no, offer a different request. When a horse is brought here to my ranch, no matter how shut down, scared or angry they are, I promise them that I will find their heart, and I will set it free. I am always wanting to have the horse in “seeking” mode….desiring the connection… willingly stepping into the request. I want to avoid resistance.