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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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„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,…


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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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Grooming = Bonding

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04/07/2017

The grooming of horses is often approached in a very practical and technical manner and it surely has its place in that way.

We remove dirt, dust and loose hair before riding or other exercises where saddles and tack are being placed to avoid rubbing and also to have the…


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Take The Time It Takes

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09/06/2017

In our modern world where nobody seems to have time anymore and things must happen and be done rather yesterday than tomorrow, we should consider re-learning to make time, to enjoy it and to value it – for our own benefit and wellbeing and for the benefit and wellbeing…


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Keep your Message Clear – The Alignment of Body, Mind and Heart

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21/04/2017

Horses perceive their environment very differently to the way we do.

They not only see us and our external actions and how we express what we want from them through our bodies. They also sense our inner world, our thoughts, our emotions, our feelings, as well as on an energetic…

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Being the ‘Dominant’ Leader: Does your Horse see the Same?

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24/03/2017

Dominance and leadership are common keywords in the horse world which rarely have been questioned as underlying concepts of training and handling. But the world is changing. In my article “The Culture of Dominance in Horse Training” (http://eponasoul.org/?p=109) I have written on dominance in horse training and why so…

ISABELL FREUND
IRELAND & GERMANY

Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner