Like flocks of birds and schools of fish, herds of horses move in a highly coordinated, rhythmic and balanced manner.
They move as if they were one entity. This behavior they do instinctively- for survival.
The ultimate “connection” with a horse requires the person to move in a similar rhythmic and balanced manner-
in harmony with their needs, values and concerns.
This can be learned.
Horses have the ability to mimic your every move, thought and emotion. That is how the most brilliant horse people make it look effortless to preform maneuvers. With the practice of motor skills and the clarity of the "ask" you to will be able to experience this high level connection with the horse.
The horse counts on you to be part of the whole herd, even if that herd is just the two of you. When you are in the role of Head Horse you become the decision maker. The intent behind your actions to Move As One is immediately recognized by the horse as authentic.
The horse will help guide you through this new evolution of thinking. You will experience significant paradigm shifts on the way to this completely transformational experience.
Once you "feel" this, you won't ever want to go back.
Embrace | Change
Guiding you toward a transformational experience through collaboration with the horse. Learn and understand your role in this process.
From the | Inside-Out
Horses naturally mirror your emotions, energy and physical movement. If this is understood, you can get instant feedback to stay engaged and keep rapport.
This rapport will afford you great success in any discipline or task you want to be the best in.
Reach a | Higher Level
Become a part of this new evolution in thinking.
Explore how your own actions affects your relationship and success with horses.
This is accomplished through time spent "doing a task" with the horse and enjoying the small successes in doing that job well.
Moving | as One is about YOU.
Horses are amazing creatures.
Their physical and mental make-up differs from yours in many ways. Their unique needs make up a world view that is unlike your own.
They are talking to you all the time, so it is up to you to learn their language and
world view in order to respond and have success.
Moving | as One will guide you towards a transformational experience, and advance
your knowledge and confidence with all horses.
"Beneath every behaviour there is a feeling. And beneath every feeling there is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behaviour we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom". Reimaging Recovery
This goes for the horse as well as the human. Why is the horse bucking , biting, spooking, refusing to leave there friend, not walking over the tarp, wont pick up a certain lead etc.
Don't focus on the Symptom focus on what your horses needs are by learning what drives their behaviour base on their world view through their mind and body.
If you value growth, partnering with the horse is a great way to start.
We cover all these ideas, help put them in context, and show you how to support your horse for sucess in my classes. This is done with practical exercises that we work through together as a team through coaching. It's about you and the horse. Once you have the foundation down with this work you will be able to have fun in any discipline.
Programs are held at BentWire Ranch in Prineville, Oregon.
Moving | as One
The Equine Mandala
To understand the horse, their language and world view, you must look at the horse as a whole. This is why we have developed the Equine Mandala.