Have you ever noticed your horse go from happy and calm one moment to wound up and stressed the next. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you knew how to intervene when that happens and help your horse get back to it’s natural state of equanimity? Natural horsemanship techniques can really help teach horses to gain confidence in you and our human environment. Mindfulness practices can really help teach you to be able to use those techniques effectively.
Before you can teach your horse, you need to be able to calm your horse.
Before you can calm your horse, you need to be able to calm yourself.
In the horse world some people, even today, use dominance, force and coercion when training horses – they literally break horses. When money is the primary consideration it, unfortunately, makes economic sense.
If you are still reading this, you are probably interested in kinder & gentler ways. You probably don’t want to turn your horse into a lifeless machine. If so, I’m glad you are here!
In the process of using natural horsemanship techniques to teach horses normal things like trailers, clippers, plastic bags , hoof trimming, etc. we also can teach them confidence, we can teach them how to think things through and to trust us. We can, that is, if we can teach ourselves to be in the present moment.
I’ve been practicing horsemanship and mindfulness for quite a few years now.
For me meditation and horse training go hand in hand. If you would like some help with either or both give me a shout.
You don’t have to just take my word for it – check out the wonderful testimonials I’ve received from some of my horsey friends.