The 'Art' of Motivational Horsemanship
~~ with Karen Jones DISCOVER ~ GUIDE ~ TRANSFORM
"Developing Heart-Centered Relationships
through Thought Based Training and Education"
My program creates "Heart-Centered Thought Based Training", resulting in thinking, motivated horses. It was developed taking the best pieces of my extensive 50+ year training and competition background. Knowledge and experience from classical and natural horsemanship, straightness and biomechanical training, movement and motion science, practical dressage riding, rider biomechanics and, now, positive reinforcement or reward based training. All have their place in my Motivational Horsemanship education program which makes my 'toolbox' extensive.
My passion for learning has led me to seek out answers using the knowledge and experience I have amassed through the various disciplines. This ability has given my program the flexibility to deal with a wide variety of challenges that I and my clients may encounter. The process is not static but ever changing as new challenges constantly present themselves. I hope you'll join me on this fascinating journey, along with your equine partner, to create the ultimate relationship.
My philosophy for horsemanship is a very holistic one, striving to understand all four aspects of the horse and human... the mind, the emotions, the body and the spirit. In many horsemanship training programs the deepest part of the horse...their spirit, soul or individual personality, is overlooked as is the vast range of emotions that they can feel. Horses feel all the same emotions that we do...fear, anger, resentment, happiness, sadness, depression, joy, excitement and the list goes on. Horses have their own soul purpose, own life paths, own learnings and teachings to experience in this life time just as we humans do. They are very conscious and connected to us in more ways than most people realize and they can be mirrors, teachers and healers for us as we can be for them.
'Connecting' with horses is about connecting to the horse at the deepest energetic, mental and emotional level and working with the individual beings that they are. It is about 'connecting' with your heart, mind and physical body. It is not hard to do and everybody can learn to do it, it just requires us to learn to be still and open our hearts and our minds. We must understand the horse physically as a prey and herd animal but at the same time, understand them as a spiritual being.
The 'Art' of Motivational Horsemanship is a blend of the sciences of the many styles of motivation, the neuroscience of the brain and nervous systems, the psychology or study of the emotional systems, especially those affecting behavior, the ethology or study of the natural behavior of horses in their social environment and individually, and the biology or physiology and anatomy of the horse.
In my program, I teach these sciences to describe my way of training and educating horses using the latest science about how horses learn, what makes a horse a horse and why horses do what they do . The sciences also guide me to share and teach how to manage and care for horses, becoming your horses' welfare advocate in how they are kept and trained. The 'Art' of Motivational Horsemanship is a blend of the sciences of the many styles of motivation, the neuroscience of the brain and nervous systems, the psychology or study of the emotional systems, especially those affecting behavior, ethology or study of the natural behavior of horses in their social environment and individually, and the biology or physiology and anatomy of the horse.
Changing the destiny of horses and their humans through education, inspiration and motivation~
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