DISCOVER YOURSELF IN NATURE
Let the horse be your guide.
In order to survive as prey animals, horses evolved as a highly sensitive species, perfectly in tune with the energies around them and between each other. Their hyper-awareness & moment-to-moment state of being makes them the ultimate zen master & nature guide. They are direct reflections of their environment, and therefore – when in our presence – of us.
Through simple & fundamental practices of meditation, body awareness, intuition, & emotional congruency, we find that just being with horses is a spiritual ceremony of awakening our authentic self.
I have a Shakespeare quote tattooed on my back that reads:
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING WE NEED, WE ALREADY HAVE DEEP WITHIN US.
Horses don't give us wisdom, they help us to connect with the wisdom we already possess.
"Humans have become the dominant species on the planet, largely through the mastery of language, logical reasoning, and other left-brain skills. But evolutionary success comes at a cost – humans are increasingly disconnected from one another, from the world, and even from their own emotions. We regret the past and fret about the future.
Horses can help us reconnect with others and the universe itself, rediscover peace and mindfulness, and become our best selves."
— Allan J. Hamilton, MD (author of Zen Mind, Zen Horse)
HOW I’M DIFFERENT FROM MOST EQUINE-BASED LEARNING PRACTICES:
Although the use of horses in both physical and mental therapies has become more commonplace these days, I believe horses are our sage, our partners, but not our tools.
In my sessions, we will explore and deepen our relationship with ourselves through our relationship with the horses. The horses' wellbeing remains at the center of our work, as we are helping each other – both horse & human. This is mostly through non-action-based types of being and reflecting, and almost all of our "activities" are done at liberty.
No horse experience required.