Over the several years, Karen's horsemanship journey has been a whirlwind of professional and personal development.....growth orientation requires that you develop the habit of continuous lifelong learning....that is the path Karen continues to find herself on.....
Here are some highlights....
Full Year Study with ONEHORSELIFE's Anna Marciniack
Meet 'Augustus', 3 year old captured BLM 'Salt Wells Creek' Wyoming gelding...if you would like to read my Facebook Page about the time I spent with all the mustangs, email me and I will add you to the closed group...
"Change YOUR attitude and awareness and build up a full partnership with your Horse." `Anna Marciniack
Disclaimer: This site contains information, advice and opinion formed by many years of experience on the part of the author. Any information, advice or opinion that was not specifically given to you and your horse should not be taken without first hand expert help. Information, advice and opinion expressed on this site by the author should not supersede the good and common sense of the reader when dealing with a horse in any situation. No information contained on this site is meant to be a guide or manual for training or riding horses
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Untouched Mustangs 2 Week Course with Anna Twinney
at Dimock Ranch in Cody Wyoming...
And of course, being a perpetual 'student of the horse' leads me to all manners of researching, studying, absorbing, experiencing, practicing and sharing all things horse with my students and friends!.... :-)
Straightness Training Mastery with Marijke de Jong
Intrinzen - Next Steps and Project Proprius
Meet 'April aka Mystic', 5 year old BLM captured McCullough Peaks Wyoming mustang mare...April was in the 2012 Untouched Mustang Course and this was the 2015 Colt Start Course....she was a rockstar!!...
Coach for Confidence with Barbra Schulte
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein
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Horses are remarkable teachers of relationship and facilitators of human development. They have an amazing ability to resonate to our true emotions and reflect back to us our authentic self.
Horses can bring a high degree of chaos, endangerment and frustration. We learn to summon moment to moment calm, strength, focus, respect, and trust to maintain a mutually safe and beneficial working relationship with the horse, all skills essential for l personal relationships and leadership. Horses are inherently teachers of awareness and facilitators of change. They offer immediate feedback about our presence, emotional intelligence, and body language.
Horses are natural teachers of family and group dynamics and leadership and team work. They are social animals with a strong instinct to bond and herd together. Being left out of the herd is a core survival issue and belonging is essential. As members of the herd they do not blindly follow but manifest their unique positions and individuality and fulfill their special position in the herd. Horses like humans are social animals, like us, they learn from each other and learn together in pursuit of success, survival and well being.
Activities with horses provide wonderful metaphors and experiences when dealing with intimidating and challenging real life and work situations. Horses enable us to explore and move beyond our previous limitations into freedom of choice.
Horses are gifted with innate emotional intelligence and wisdom. As prey animals, horses have developed a fine tune survival response to sense and be aware of the present moment. Meeting life's unpredictable challenges with moment to moment awareness and presence.
The language of horses is body In their presence we can sense more of the world outside of us and, feel more of our inner world of authentic.
Horses register incongruence, it is one of the skills they have to stay safe. When we are not congruent with ourselves or them they become uneasy and often will walk away from us. When we remove the mask of incongruity and be who we say we are and do what we say we will do, they visible calm and release and often move towards us. In this way they mirror us and provide in the moment feedback about our thoughts and actions.
The awesome beauty and inherent power of horses influence people in incredible ways. Horses are large and powerful, their presence creates a natural opportunity to face fear and develop confidence.
Much of what challenges us in our human relationships and in organizations is beyond words and rational thought. Horses provide access to direct perception of reality independent of rational process.
It is not about your horsemanship, nor do you ride your horses, it's about working with the horses to strengthen your capacity to meet your life and work goals and to experience and flourish the growth and change that comes with your horsemanship journey!