Horse Stories

Dr. Steve Peters – Feeling Safe Is The Training

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

Help Save the Lives of Rescue Horses!

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!

Mark Rashid & Jim Masterson Collaborative Clinic

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

Assisting at a Masterson Method Weekend Seminar

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

MM Training in England

Highlights:-Living on a Thoroughbred breeding farm for a week in the English countryside (aka Heaven on Earth)-English sheep, dogs, horses, tea, biscuits, cars, farms, trees, hares, polo ponies-Getting to learn alongside horse-people from all over Europe-Being paired up with a Dutch breathing therapist who encouraged me to make even more connections between my own breath Continue reading MM Training in England