For me personally horsemanship provides us with an opportunity to forge a beautiful and spiritual connection with our horse. With animals it is how we respond and interact with them that will determine the effect they have on us. When I look into the eyes of an animal I see a personality, a character, spirit and soul looking back. I teach people how to connect and communicate with their horse using ethical, empathic and compassionate horsemanship.
Empathy and compassion is a skill you can learn and develop. In our fast paced world empathy and compassion is often in very short supply. We have all experienced feeling like we are just another number, the impersonal processing of our requests, and not being listened to. Many people live and work in relationships where there is very little empathy and compassion. Worse there is the damaging blame culture. So many of us know what it feels like to feel a lack of empathy and compassion. Some of us are harsh critics to ourselves and need to develop a more compasionate mind to ourselves.
Sadly many horses suffer a fate of lack of living a life lacking in compassion and empathy when interacting with humans. Many accept and work for their human and you can see in their eyes a resigned expression, the joy is not there. Some develop a learnt helplessness. Others horses fight against the injustice. These horses are often labelled as dangerous or naughty. Once a horse has a naughty label it can be slippery slope for harsh training methods, gadgets, or at worse punishment or abuse.
All senitent creatures including people and horses thrive when living in a compassionate world and are treated with respect and dignity. I offer tutoring with an ethical, empathic and compassionate approach so you can have a close connection, partnership and bond with your horse.
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