Tools – A Path to Fear or Fantasy

My tools Express and Extend my Intention Did you ever dream of being in complete harmony with your horse, with no tack on your horse at all? Perhaps you imagined your horse galloping up the field to meet you then cantering bareback and unbridled together through forests and flowering meadows. You might have dreamt of riding a tall, proud and …

The Elite Feat

If you could spend time with just one top equestrian, who would it be? Elite equestrians1 have harmonious relationships with their horses and are able to perform difficult and complex tasks with apparent ease and total unity. This one-ness inspires us to try harder and aim higher so that we may experience the beauty we have so far only witnessed. …

Matilda

The healing Donkey I believe there is a healer in us all, but for some reason, some of us shine brighter than others when it comes to the healing arts. We are all born with the innate wisdom of how to heal ourselves, but over the centuries this has been programmed out of most of us through society beliefs and …

Framed

A ‘frame’ is the Consequence, not the Foundation How magnificent the posturing stallion is, floating around with neck arched and his tail high as he displays his power and athleticism to his equine observers! How inspiring to watch a group of horses leaping, bucking and spinning in unison, swirling around the paddock with faultless flying changes and collecting themselves for …

The Gydle

Guided to Gydle Watching a horse throw its head, mouth open and tongue hanging out, or chomping anxiously on the bit is distressing not only for the horse but for onlookers. Many riders hear the stories of the cut tongues and lips and broken jaws, they see the distress in the eyes of the heavy-handed rider and do not want …

The Nosebandwagon

Have we been taken for a ride? By Kailie Nott Have you noticed that nosebands come in two main categories: decorative and restraining? This was not always so. The modern use of restraining nosebands restricts the horse’s ability to choose his response and works at the symptomatic level. Other training methods rely on working with the horse’s psychology. In the …

Bits – Wand or Weapon?

Are your hands a weapon? By Kailie Nott Finding an animal’s weakness has enabled people to control many different species. We put collars around a dog’s neck, rings in a bull’s nose, ropes around a pig’s leg, and bits in a horse’s mouth. These techniques help us to disable the animal in some way and give us the capacity to …

Truth it is seeking the right question

Truth it is the foundation of relationship. Being prey animals, horses are highly attuned to their environment. They are constantly on guard and have highly developed senses. Their life depends on it. When the horse interacts with the human, the world’s number one predator, they have one question foremost on their mind – do you speak the truth?     …

Heart Space and Horses

Feeling is the communication language of nature and horses Holistic Equitation is now running the new Heart Space – Horse and Owner Relationship Program. Feeling is the language of nature and the language of horses. The Heart Space workshop will help you get into a more peaceful heart space, creating a deeper and more rewarding relationship with your horse or pet. …

Horse Stories

How Darky Rode The  Zebra By Andrew Bowe Download PDF   Sparky’s Ride By Andrew Bowe Download PDF   Kelly’s Pony By: Andrew Bowe Download PDF   The Untamed Stallion By: Jo Cheval A Tribute to Karaga Mikarma our black stallion we recently sold Download PDF