As the Equifest Taupo event is approaching in only two weeks time, and my thoughts have turned to thinking about what information and demonstrations to present during my 45 minute sessions on Friday and Sunday. Lately, I’ve been listening to many podcasts and finishing my online course on Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine. Relating theContinue reading “Equifest Presentation Taupo 2022”
Discover ways to reduce your fear in the saddle with techniques developed from equestrian vaulting.
I recently listened to a podcast with Catherine Price who has written a book called “The power of fun – how to feel alive again.” Catherine talks about fun as a feeling (rather than an activity) that is combination of playfulness, connection, and flow. Playfulness is light-hearted spirit and not caring too much about theContinue reading “The power of liberty”
The capital letters in the title were on purpose – meant for shouting. The action (or non-action) of resistance is a strong objection in body and energy. The thing that I find quite often is that humans who object to horse resistance are most resistant themselves. Resistance is avoidance action or non-action. On the humanContinue reading “RESISTANCE”
A 2 hour introductory group session to the Ease of Handling obstacles in Working Equitation with Belinda Rodriguez. To be held at Glenara Farms, New Plymouth 12th February 2022. Cost is $60. Registration and prior payment is required.
Enter the Virtual Working Equitation competition based in New Zealand running under Working Equitation Down Under rules. Entries close 31st January 2022 11:59PM NZT.
Scientists are constantly uncovering new information about the body – a superbly complex system of interacting mechanisms. We tend to think of ourselves as a ‘brain’ attached to dumb organs, but this is vastly untrue. Our organs have their own ‘brain’ and what is contained within our bodies functions more like a society of negotiatingContinue reading “Anxiety and Energy – the influence of Mitochondria”
Following on from the previous slow walk movement exercises to strength the horse’s body and prepare for riding.
The benefits of posture training. Exercises in neck alignment and walking in balance.
Allowing the horse to sense their environment, react in line with their emotional state, and find safety is the key to building resilience.