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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…


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It is at liberty and without tack – so it must be horse-friendly, no?

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14/01/2017

For what the horse does under compulsion,
is done without understanding;
and there is no beauty in it either,
any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
– Xenophon
 

With liberty work and training having gained in popularity in recent years, you come across a lot of this type of work…


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Thermoregulation and Rugging of Horses

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15/12/2016

To rug or not to rug – this can be a controversial issue and the answer and decisions on this question are often more led by personal ideas and interests of us humans than what the horse actually needs.

The reason I feel I like to address this topic is…


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Holding Space – Learning from Horses

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02/12/2016

In healing and therapeutic circles, you may come across the concept of “Holding Space” for others. It means that we are present for somebody else who is going through a rough period of struggle and pain which may finally lead to personal growth and inner transformation. In this process,…


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On Pain – and Indications and Signs of Discomfort and Distress.

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27/11/2016

I came across a short clip of a horse of a high-level international showjumper while being saddled which had been posted on facebook a few days ago. The horse did not look very happy and showed clear signs of discomfort during the process of tacking up. The behaviour could…


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The not so obvious

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17/11/2016

There are welfare problems that are obvious such as emaciation and neglect, and then there are those which are more hidden. Those where the horses appear to be well looked after…well fed, well groomed, well cared for.

Horses have evolved as social animals living in groups who move around and…

ISABELL FREUND
IRELAND & GERMANY

Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner