Rules of Natural Horsemanship

Recently I came across these Rules of Natural Horsemanship that I really resonated with: Quit thinking your horse feels what you feel. Stop thinking your horse thinks what you think. Don’t try to get your horse to act the way you think he should act. No matter what you are doing, your horse is learning something. Natural horsemanship is really … Continue reading

Eight Fundamental Principles for Developing Healthy Relationships

Today I am sharing some of the teaching from Jim Rohn and what he believes are the fundamental basics for a healthy relationship.  I just love this article as it incorporates all the elements that we need to develop a great relationship with our horses. “Nothing can bring more joy to life than beautifully fulfilling relationships. The depth of meaning, … Continue reading

Barriers to Connection

Whilst good communication and leadership are all important, both in business and when working with horses, it is connection that forms the essential foundation of this triage. This is because if you can connect with others at all levels — one on one, in groups and with an audience — then relationships are stronger, your sense of community and belonging … Continue reading

Healing Power of Horses

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill For decades, humanity has discovered the truth of Churchill’s observation: It feels good to be around horses! Have you ever wondered why? Recently, science has begun to provide the answers to what the heart has always known. Using scientific measurements, The HeartMath Institute has determined that Horses’ massive energy … Continue reading

Instinctive Horsemanship – The Theory of Clear Communication

Today, I am sharing an interview that I did with MaryAnn Myers all about Instinctive Horsemanship and how to connect to your horse in a language that he will understand. Instinctive Horsemanship is all about entering the horse’s world and understanding how he or she thinks and acts. Inspired by the Carolyn Resnick Method; a philosophy of horse training based on … Continue reading

Design the Alliance – Empower All of Your Relationships

Zoe is happy that Suki sends business her way, but it annoys her when Suki waits until the last minute to give her the work, causing Zoe to have to scramble to get it done in less time than has been promised. Tom and Sarah have recently begun living together. Sarah wishes Tom would just “get it” that she doesn’t … Continue reading

How Well Do You Stay in the Present?

  The way to live a full and rich life, to deepen our connections with others and to experience true intimacy is by staying in the present moment. Yet much of what we do and how we live takes us out of the present and ricochets us into some unknown future or drags us back into the mire of the … Continue reading

Creating An Amazing Space

It’s been a really exciting two weeks, during which I have been conducting a lot of Horse Assisted Coaching with clients. I am gradually sensing a shift in consciousness as people begin to wake up to the amazing life and business lessons that horses can teach them. I was particularly fortunate to facilitate a day with a group of seven … Continue reading

How Applying the Waterhole Rituals Develops Your Leadership and Relationships

Becci Harvey shares her experience of how she is applying the lessons she learnt on an Instinctive Horsemanship – Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals workshop. “I had a great learning session with my horses last night! I’ve been really inspired this week by some of the video’s that Carolyn’s students post on the connection they get and I’m up for … Continue reading

Horses always ask: Who is leading?

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“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.”- Pat Parelli They help us understand that leadership begins with who we are being. Horses help us close the gap between how we actually present ourselves to others, and how we think we are being. Horses mirror the essential qualities of leadership trust, authenticity, honesty, … Continue reading