Heart Soul Reflections — horsemanship

Unbridled Freedom: Nurturing Certainty in the Dance of Harmony

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Unbridled Freedom: Nurturing Certainty in the Dance of Harmony

Welcome to our newest chapter in the Unbridled Freedom journey. This is a 6 part series dedicated to exploring the basic needs that both women and their beloved horses have in common. Today, we embark on an intimate exploration of certainty—the silent language of trust and confidence that binds us to our equine partners, guiding us through the dance of harmony with grace and understanding. The Essence of Certainty: A Symphony of Trust At the heart of every meaningful relationship lies the cornerstone of certainty. It's the soft, reassuring whisper between two souls that says, "I am here for you,...

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Owning Your Role as the Herd Leader

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Owning Your Role as the Herd Leader

Today, let's embark on a journey into the intricate world of herd dynamics, unraveling the profound connection you share with your equine companion. We are going to break in down into 5 very important parts that begin to create the success between horses and humans  Safety in Unity: The Prey Animal Instinct Our four-legged friends, as prey animals, are ingrained with a natural instinct for safety in numbers. Even in boarding facilities, where physical barriers might separate them, the essence of a "herd" remains intact. This is why our horses become buddy and/or barn sour. Understanding this primal need for...

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Boundaries and Horsemanship

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Boundaries and Horsemanship

Many of us struggle with setting healthy boundaries in relationships. When we learn how to successfully and effectively work with a 1000-pound animal to create a safe environment, we can begin to look at all our other relationships through enlightened eyes. Setting boundaries is a way of caring for ourselves. It does NOT make you mean, selfish, or uncaring.

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The Hero’s Journey; a Horsewoman’s Story

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The Hero’s Journey; a Horsewoman’s Story

While a part of me longed for nothing more than to devote my time to pursuing my dream and sign on to taking the horsemanship journey, fear and doubt talked me out of taking that leap of faith

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Lunging versus Groundwork

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Lunging versus Groundwork

Groundwork versus lunging or just getting on and ride I have found that there is a lot of confusion and misconception in regards to doing groundwork with our horses.  Many people believe that doing groundwork and lunging are the same thing and they are not.  Groundwork consists of a variety of things we do on the ground to get our horses engaging with us. When we ask our horses to do something, it requires them to engage their mind in order to get the body to do what is being asked.  It gives us the opportunity to see where are...

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