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Monthly Archives: September 2014

10 Sep

That Sense of Adventure

I nearly fell off Zodiac, my horse, laughing as my youngster Hookey Hoo insisted on exploring my neighbour’s courtyard and then her barn. Ella, who works with me, is a very accomplished horsewoman and yet she was being “taken” on an adventure not of her making!! This particular incident tickled me as it very unusual for a horse, who typically finds safety by being part of a herd, to choose to leave his friend and go off exploring. I am curious about what it is that inspires this sense of adventure in a pony so young, and delighted that he…..

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9 Sep

A Different Perspective

  I am currently re-reading Linda Kohanov’s amazing book “Riding between the Worlds”. Whilst I am stimulated by the content, what has struck me most is the difference in impact the book is having on me now compared to some 7 or 8 years ago. It is like I am reading a completely different book. If the book isn’t a revised edition (and it isn’t, I checked!), then the only thing that can have changed is my response to reading it. I am curious about the different levels of awareness that time has given me. This has led me to…..

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11 Sep

Trust; Giving to Receive

The other day I was trying out working with a new horse in preparation for a workshop that is coming up. The horse and I were just beginning our conversation; for about 5 minutes or so she pretty much ignored me in a rather polite and gracious way. We sort of connected every so often but then she would get distracted and she even turned her bottom toward me (which in horse language can be taken as quite a sign of disrespect!)Her owner who knew the sort of work that I did and the results that I often get, asked…..

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