We all know how strong the sensations of the heart can be. The chest-filled-to-almost-exploding love we can feel and also the brokenness of loss that feels like we have been split open from the inside out. The power of the heart area is profound. Years ago, when I first learned about the Heart Math Institute, … Continue reading Can you regulate your heart?
I recently listened to Dr. Steve Peters talk about equine neuroscience. The podcast is worth listening to in its entirety, but in case you don’t get to it here are a few highlights: Feeling Safe IS The Training – if a horse is agitated, it cannot learn. Such a simple and revolutionary concept that can … Continue reading Dr. Steve Peters – Feeling Safe Is The Training
A few folks asked about supporting me by buying an Appleyard Equine t-shirt. I loved the idea of having friends and family representing Appleyard Equine. I researched where to donate the proceeds and after visiting the farm, I am delighted to be supporting Casey’s Safe Haven! I met Nancy Young, the Treasurer, for a tour … Continue reading Help Save the Lives of Rescue Horses!
Injured list over here! I had a moderately entertaining but quite painful run in with a fawn recently. It was the dog, and not one of the horses, who broke my toe but that doesn’t mean it hurts less. The fawn, who clearly wanted to play, approached us while we walked in the forest preserve. … Continue reading Broken Toes & Acupuncture
Seeing these two horsemen work together this past month, out in Phoenix, inspired me a great deal. Both from the bodywork perspective and additionally from the aspects of riding and groundwork. I continue to integrate my experiences during bodywork sessions with my passion for encouraging and unlocking horses from the saddle and during in hand … Continue reading Mark Rashid & Jim Masterson Collaborative Clinic
Did you know a horse’s whiskers help them to “see” in the dark? The vibrissae on a horse’s face help them to know how far objects are away from them, what to eat as they are grazing, enhance their ability to orient in dim light conditions and much more. The vibrissae are particularly important to … Continue reading Let the whiskers grow
Trouble getting your horse bridled? Trouble maintaining contact through the reins while riding? Does your horse seem to struggle with where his or her feet are at times? You might need to have the Equine Dentist out to see you! It’s time for Diego to have his teeth done again, so I thought I would … Continue reading Natural Balance Dentistry
It was a pleasure to help Coralie Hughes to teach one of the recent Masterson Method Weekend Seminars. I had a wonderful time getting to assist new students as they took the first step in becoming certified. It also allowed me to reconnect and spend a few days with Coralie, one of my coaches and … Continue reading Assisting at a Masterson Method Weekend Seminar
I remember feeling slightly ill the first time I ran my hand under Diego’s tail. Something was clearly not right. It had a massive bend to it, about 5 inches below where it met his body. My immediate thought was that clearly something or someone had broken his tail and it healed crooked. It was … Continue reading Diego’s Tail
Chex! Those who know me well, know that Chex has been in my life for years. He is a dear friend and one of my best teachers. Chex came into my life in the early months of 2014. After Mateo was retired I found myself horseless and as long winter months progressed, I knew that … Continue reading Reuniting with an old friend