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Trust

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04/09/2016

A lot is spoken and talked about the trust of the horse and how to build it. We are looking for techniques and methods and training tools and appropriate and suitable ways to make the horse feel safe, comfortable and secure in order to strengthen his trust in humans….


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Heart-to-Heart-Connections with Horses are not all that sentimental

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18/08/2016

First, thank you to Jenna who brought my attention to this fascinating research again which I like to share with you and which caused me to write the following lines.

We are still living in a world where we are not always comfortable to openly speak about matters of the…


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How to achieve Connection with Horses

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03/08/2016

Below you may find a few guiding principles for connecting with horses. These are not exclusive and of course there can be said much more with regard to each of them. However, it is a starting point in order to invite the horse into a relationship based on trust,…


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The Culture of Dominance in Horse Training

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29/07/2016

When we take a look at the mainstream horse training methods, we are very often confronted with forms of dominance towards horses requesting them to enter into submission to our demands. Looking closely at the horses’ reactions, this is regularly accompanied by subtle (or not so subtle) signs of…


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Seeing Horses as They are.

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23/07/2016

Kindness and open-minded curiosity are needed to cross boundaries and build bridges between species – and by the way not only species, but also between races, cultures, religions, nationalities, genders, etc.

I read an article on the ‘new’ science of animal emotions and the problem with anthropomorphism (the attribution of…


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Horse Welfare: Whiskers – Why they are needed

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22/07/2016

After some time of absence from visiting and watching horse shows, I spent yesterday at a big international show showcasing numerous showing classes. And of course, the number of horses in these classes having their whiskers shaved, trimmed, clipped, etc. was astounding.

I grew up in Germany where the removal…


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Connection through Stillness

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13/07/2016

I believe the key for a better understanding of horses lies in our connection with all of nature, with all of life.

In a society where we have materialised the natural world as a resource to be exploited for our own gain and benefit, many of us are no longer…


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Horse Wisdom

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06/07/2016

If we can open up to the idea of horses – as well as all of nature and other species – being our guides and teachers rather than our servants, a whole new source of limitless and timeless wisdom becomes available to us and transformation may occur in any…


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The Power of Connection

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01/07/2016

When we take the time to connect with horses in honest and authentic ways whole new worlds of being with these precious animals may open up to us.
Isabell – Epona’s Soul

ISABELL FREUND
IRELAND & GERMANY

Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner