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Learning Healthy Coping Skills With Horses

By Wendy Elrick

The horses are fabulous teachers of all sorts of coping skills. The general way they live embodies the function of coping skills. Namely, they are very good at honouring themselves. They don’t try to be someone else. When I look at each horse at The Equine Connection, each of their ten personalities jumps out at […]


Horses And Nature As A Path To Awakening

By Beate Maria Sommer

Horses have made me a better person. Definitely, positively. Indisputably. They are telling me. My family and friends tell me. I can tell. Not that I was a bad person before. And in the realm of horsemanship, I have always treated my horses well and looked for more considerate, softer and natural ways of training […]


What Is True Leadership?

By Guest Contributor

Before reading this, take some time – and I mean real time more then seconds and minutes – to think about your answer to this question and then compare notes… The word itself can be transformed into the sentence: having knowledge ( -ship ) about leading (leader- ) The reason for me writing this article […]


Human Fear and the Equine Flight Response

By Iain Marshall

My passion for horses goes as far back as the 1950s when the French film “Crin blanche” was first shown on British television. It was the tale of a small boy’s communion with the white horses of the Camargue. To me it signified beauty and freedom, and I longed to have a horse of my […]


How Do Horses Experience The World Differently To Us?

By Ari Krause

How do you experience your world? As humans, in general, we experience our world in sights and sounds. We gather data from those senses, secondarily from our other senses, and then we process and analyze the information. Why do we rely heavily on sight and sound? Our sense of sight is our most developed sense. […]

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