Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sharing heart and mind with your horse on a trail ride

I have recently written about the trail in The Trail as a Metaphor for Life.IMG_1874

 

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Who is the lead horse?

In Liberty Foundation Horsemanship, we talk a lot about “leadership,” which is also talked about in other forms of horsemanship. Basically, what that means is that a person must earn the “respect” of the horse, which begins with forming “trust,” or some sort of healthy “bond.”

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3 case studies address horses’ fears

As a follow-on to last week’s blog, 10 Tips for Working with A Fearful Horse, I collected three very different case studies of fearful horses. With each, the treatment was slightly different, adjusted to the situation and the fear the horse was experiencing.

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10 tips for working with a fearful horse

Horses are fearful by nature; they are flight animals. How we address fear in the horse has to be a very fluid and dynamic thing because not all horses will respond to the same approach. A frightened horse is potentially dangerous because they are hard wired to flee or react suddenly when frightened.

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Healing horses from 500 miles away

For a number of years now, I’ve been doing distance bodywork on horses and people. Honestly, it doesn’t matter how far away those horses are, they can still greatly benefit from this help both anatomically and physiologically.

Laurie sharing breath with Starwyn. October 2013 Spirit Horse Ranch Liberty Foundations Clinic
Laurie sharing breath with Starwyn. October 2013 Spirit Horse Ranch Liberty Foundations Clinic

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