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Mind-Body Horsemanship

How to Hold the Reins When Riding a Horse

Over the years, I can’t tell you how many lessons I’ve taught on how to hold the reins when riding a horse. What I share below will apply whether you ride English or Western, ride with a double bridle, or bit-less. These tips will also help you whether you use rope reins or split reins, […]

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Horse Health

Homemade Thrush Treatment and Prevention for Horses

It’s that time of year when the ground stays wet, the horses spend more time in the stables or shelters, and boot-sucking MUD appears in all the wrong places… Aside from the obvious mess and increased workload caused by winter weather, there is also a very real health impact on our horses hooves that is […]

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Somatics (Horse + Rider)

How to Help an Old Dog whose Back Legs are Collapsing

I want to share the incredible transformation of Ned, the teacup Yorkie. An older dog whose back legs were collapsing, Ned was so weak that he couldn’t even cross a doorway with a raised threshold. After just one Canine Hanna Somatics® session, he started a remarkable recovery process that had his owner in shock and […]

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Mind-Body Horsemanship

How to Keep a New Years Resolution

Let’s be real for a sec… you KNOW that about 95% of New Year’s resolutions go out the window by mid-Feb, right? And that’s nobody’s fault – it’s just that old habits are hard to break, and new habits are hard to build… I learned this from my horse training and somatics practice, but it’s […]

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Mind-Body Horsemanship

5 Reasons to try Dancing with Horses

I’m always looking for new things to do with my herd, but dancing with horses? When I’m not riding, I spend a lot of time at Liberty with my herd, and sometimes I felt like I could be doing more… Over the last few years, I’ve been lucky to befriend and work with JoAnna Mendl […]

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Horse Health

Ultimate Guide to Natural Care for Founder in Horses.

For those of you who know my miracle-pony Toby, I just wanted to share how WELL he is doing lately! After a nearly catastrophic neck injury 6 years ago, he made an almost 100% recovery until he foundered last year… so my mission has been to learn about founder in horses, and how to treat […]

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Mind-Body Horsemanship

A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship – Finding the Reset

This blog post is an excerpt from my 1st eBook: How to Invite an InterSpecies Dialogue – The Five Agreements of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™ (click to get your free ebook download). Throughout my 25+ years with horses, my specialties have emerged as working with difficult horses – horses who are difficult to train, […]

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Somatics (Horse + Rider)

Help a Foundered Horse with Equine Hanna Somatics®

Don’t panic! Laminitis and Founder are terrifying, I know, but there is hope, and you can help your foundered horse. In this article I’m going to focus on understanding pedal bone rotation and how you can help your horse using a non-invasive method called Equine Hanna Somatics®. When a horse has laminitis, the velcro-like tissue […]

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Somatics (Horse + Rider)

An Introduction to Equine Hanna Somatics

Get hands-on to help your horse re-calibrate his or her resting posture and relaxation levels. Equine Hanna Somatics® (EHS) is a proven method of movement-education that targets the part of a horse’s brain that controls the muscles of movement. EHS is gentle enough for every horse at any age or stage of athletic development. EHS […]