#45 Change in our Horses starts with Change in Us with Ian Benson
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
3d ago
Being the change we want to see in our horses Ian Benson’s focus is the relationship between horse and human. He believes that all change comes from us as humans. This means: “We need to be the change we want to see in our horse”. The method of Humanship is about the whole relationship between you and your horse, all the parts of each of our characters coming together to create the relationship as it is now. Humanship includes a comprehensive philosophy and a practical approach with everyday exercises from the ground and from the saddle. The focus of the exercises is on implementing them in ev ..read more
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#44 The Emotional & Spiritual Connection to Posture & Performance with Dr. Tracy Rainwaters
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
2w ago
Bringing whole-being healing to both horse and rider Dr. Tracy Rainwaters holds a very long list of education and credentials, including but not limited to a Doctor of Chiropractic and Animal Chiropractic certification, Neo-Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner certification, and so much more. Her mission is to bring harmony between horses and their humans. She utilizes a whole-being approach to healing by looking at an issue from the perspective of the physical, mental & emotional as well as the energetic & the spiritual. With that, she combines her medical knowledge as an human and animal ..read more
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#43 Tuning Into the Wisdom of the Horse-Human Connection with Cheryl Eriksen
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
1M ago
How her horse led her to a life-changing breakthrough Cheryl Eriksen is an author, blogger, horse midwife, and eternal student of the horse-human connection. While earning her MSW from Western Michigan University, Cheryl took a special interest in the effects of trauma on the developing brain, and she applied that learning, along with her personal experiences as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, into her memoir, Follow Me, Friend. Additionally, Cheryl has spent decades as an equine professional and extensively studied equine behavior and how it is influenced by what the human brings to the ..read more
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#42 Moving Forward After a Challenging Year with Maddie Houser
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
1M ago
Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead in 2024 Maddie Houser is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist with her now retired Dutch Warmblood mare, Leah, and since 2021 has been focused on helping shed light on the versatility of the Quarter Horse and their place in the dressage ring. Maddie’s Instagram account, The Blonde & The Bay, showcases her training progressions, the ups and downs of horse and farm ownership, equestrian fashion, and more. In this episode, we’re focusing on the new year. Maddie didn’t have the year she expected with her horses, and rather than taking that energy into 2024, we ..read more
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#41 Being a Safe Space for Horses with Buck Brannaman
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
2M ago
A conversation with the Horse Whisperer For over 30 years, Buck Brannaman has been working with horses and their owners and today is one of the world’s leading practitioners of handling horses based on classical concepts from the California vaquero tradition; which includes working with the horse's nature, as well as using an understanding of how horses think and communicate to train the horse to accept humans and work confidently and responsively with them. One of his goals is to help horses feel safe and secure around humans so that the horse and rider can achieve a true union. In this episo ..read more
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#40 The Power of the Horse-Human Connection with Jess Roberts
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
2M ago
The what, why, and how behind respectful horsemanship Jess Roberts is the owner and trainer of Harmonized Horsemanship, an approach to horse training designed to be fulfilling and rewarding for both horse and human. Jess combines a variety of different training techniques and approaches to create a deeper connection that results in a willing and happy equine partner. Jess has studied directly with some of the world’s renowned liberty trainers, and has immersed herself in many different training approaches and styles in her lifetime. This experience, combined with a degree in psychology and yea ..read more
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#39 Navigating Transitions with Alexa Linton
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
3M ago
Shifting our perspective around death and difficult transitions Alexa Linton is the founder of the Whole Horse Apprenticeship, a culmination of almost 20 years of learning about all things equine wellness. She is also the creator and host of the Whole Horse Podcast, and she has written a variety of articles for Horse Journals. Alexa also specializes in supporting with transitions, including death and dying, but also herd, human and barn changes, and physical transitions including illness, injury and aging. Alexa wrote a book to support those who are navigating the death of their animals called ..read more
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#38 Developing Feel with Lockie Phillips
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
4M ago
Why body awareness and holding space is important for horse training Lockie Phillips is the founder of Emotional Horsemanship, a training method that recruits 3 fundamental lenses; Science, Empathy & Feel. Originally starting his career as a professional dancer, Lockie has since transitioned into an international clinician, trainer, and coach. He focuses on both the horse and the human in a groundbreaking approach that allows for a safe learning environment for all. In this episode, we discuss what “feel” really means, the importance of body awareness, holding space for both horses and hum ..read more
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#37 Overcoming fears and limiting beliefs with Sarah Louise Lilley
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
4M ago
How EFT can help you achieve your riding goals Connect with Sarah: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahlouiselilley/ Website: https://www.emotionalfreedomwithsarah.com ..read more
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#36 The Importance of Marketing in the Equestrian Industry with founder and CEO of Entrigue Consulting, Kelly Artz
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by wehorse - The Online Riding Academy
4M ago
Improving Horse Sport through Story Connect with Kelly: Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/kelly_artz/ Business IG: https://www.instagram.com/entrigue_marketing/ Website: https://www.entrigueconsulting.com/ Masterclass event with Ingrid Klimke: https://www.entrigueconsulting.com/events ..read more
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