Relationship Riding with Barbra Ann King is an exploration of the way we relate to horses. Barbra shares her evolution in this respect and we discuss the options available to horse guardians.
In this delightful podcast Amber Lydic shares her transformative inner journey, what helped her make the shift and how it influences her work now with horses. In the excerpt Amber is talking about how boundaries work in a relationship with horses.
Excerpt from Shifting Paradigms with Kim Walnes
What do horses feel about us riding them? How do they feel about us at all? Discover Kim Walnes positive and deeply inspiring approach which has been developed over a lifetime of experience interacting with horses. Kim competed in advanced level eventing when she was younger and now engages in profoundly spiritual dialogue with the horses in her life.
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There are so many reasons why riding bitless is the next step for many in our holistic horsemanship awakening
Riding a horse bitless might be seen as the latest fad or fashion in equestrianism. I feel it is more accurate to say it represents our spiritual awakening. It is another manifestation of our growing ability to listen, and to respond to the horses in our lives.
When I started riding ponies, the equipment I was required to use was never in question. I imagine this is true for most of us. The bridle plus bit, and saddle were fetched from the tack room. Maybe a martingale or a breastplate were included, or some other form of extra security. This tack always seemed so cumbersome and uncomfortable, saddle pads and numnahs often caked in dried sweat and grease. In particular the girth might be hard and brittle. Even as a child it felt somehow disappointing to present such wondrous beings with this equipment.
The children who were able to discover a pony in a field with nothing but the two of them, body to body, innocent of rules or traditions, were blessed indeed. How different it becomes to reconsider every step we take, every habit and technique that we employ and see it in a different light.