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Welcome…

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28/07/2017

…to the blog and virtual home of Epona’s Soul where you will find information about my work, activities, services and material to help you on your journey with horses.


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Sunday Musings

Doing the “Right” Thing

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16/09/2018

It usually is easy to do the right thing if everybody around us does the same or similar. As “this is or becomes how to do it”, so it must be right. We fit in and do not cause any raised eyebrows or criticism by those around us for…


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Stretching the Boundaries

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02/09/2018

Working with horses can often be a balancing act, especially with young and inexperienced horses; horses that are in the process of being retrained or had previously bad experiences; when we want to step up a level and introduce something new or improve the basis that already exists. The…


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Beware the Feelings and Emotions

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26/08/2018

Having a bad day? Not being in good form? We have all been there.

And while we may be able to fake it towards the majority of people around us, it may not go unnoticed by our horses.

Horses are extremely sensitive and highly perceptive animals when it comes to their…


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Basics, basics, basics…

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19/08/2018

Unfortunately often rushed, neglected, and skipped, basics carry immense value in the training of horses. They are the foundation of everything that follows. Done and trained the right way, they make life much easier. They can be lots of fun too as a lot of variety can be added…


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Don’t Forget to Breathe

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12/08/2018

The other day I was riding my mare in the fields when I was reminded of the importance of our breathing again. We were confronted with a “scary monster” in form of a new object on the ground which had her spook and getting very uptight. My response to…


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Improving your Bond with Horses

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05/08/2018

Sometimes you see people working with their horses who clearly have a great connection with them. Everything seems effortless and harmonious and it may even give the appearance of some sort of magic which is hard if not impossible to achieve.

However, such magic is often grounded in a combination…


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„The Sweetest of all Sounds is Praise“ – Xenophon

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07/02/2018

These words by Xenophon should be one of our guiding principles when being around horses.

 

Often the opposite is true and the importance of giving praise and providing rewards are neglected in traditional training. Instead horses are pushed for us to achieve our goals with little understanding and consideration of…


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Softening

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27/08/2017

In settings where humans and horses come together, we can often perceive and witness a lot of pressure and control – even though they may be subtle. And many of us have been taught and grown up in the belief that this type of control and the forms of…


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The Denial of Horse Abuse – A Call for Responsibility, Compassion and Mindful Action

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31/07/2017

Denial is the refusal to admit the truth or reality of something. And it often happens in close connection with all forms of abuse where it goes hand in hand with minimising, rationalising and distracting from what is happening. This is no different when it comes to animals and,…

ISABELL FREUND
IRELAND & GERMANY

Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner