The first lesson of life

One day, before I began training the horses at HH Sensing, I stopped to watch the foals born in the barn where my business is located. One more time I got reminded of how many things, that are learned when you’re very young, follow you for the rest of your life. Anyone, child, adult or…

A night to remember

Do you know the feeling you get when finding out someone else speaks your language? Or when something you are looking forward to finally happens? June 14th 2015 was a day I looked forward to for many reasons, and that was even truer during the night before. Instead of sleeping, I was laying down in…

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“HUMAN HORSE SENSE”

Horsemanship originated from the human side!  It was our quest to achieve leadership with horses. Horsemanship has been practiced and discussed for centuries, but the “human horse sense” is not always there. At the origin of this issue I feel there is a lack of immediate language, the one a horse can understand without having to…

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Young Horses and Horsemanship

While the relationship with adult horses is a widely explored territory, when it comes to foals, relating with them could be a difficult matter. Foals are young individuals, at time unpredictable and uncontainable, still in the process of learning how to live, and relate to others or objects. Young horses, just like young human individuals,…

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A heartfelt Challenge

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…

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Human Horse Sense

Human and horses are social beings by nature and Horsemanship is, by definition, the relationship between a man and a horse. If we want to keep using our human code of language, the more natural kind of relationship for horses could be called “horsehorseship”. In this case, relationships and ranking are based on “grazing rights”,…

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“Real” and “Ideal”

While looking at pictures taken during HH SENSING (http://www.hhsensing.com) clinics, I caught myself analyzing the different outcomes, and in particular the way I handled unexpected circumstances. During events, clinicians work with horses never met before, while teaching unknown people, and have to face circumstances that are real, with unexpected or expected events. While I could ask…

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Aria de Los Cielos and the Herd of Rancho de Los Cielos’ Mares

I have met Aria the day she was born, and worked with her mother and father before then. She is a two year old Mangalarga Marchador filly and the first horse I owned since birth. I love her and had the privilege to plan her life. Our journey began with her mother Lady, a beautiful gray mare that let me share with them many precious moments, like when she got up for the first time… or when she was released in a large area and ran for the first time.

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Understanding, Communication and Liberty Training

Horsemanship, definitely, originated from the human side! It is our quest to achieve leadership with horses, but still, too often, the horse does not recognize us freely and clearly as leaders. At the origin of this issue I see a lack of immediate communication, the one a horse understands, without having to be trained for…