What horses can teach us about breathing mindfully

We have recently added a new coping strategy to our Connect with Horses personal empowerment workshops.  As with equine-assisted experiential learning, equine-guided meditation and equine-led walking meditation, it is an activity that participants practice in the presence of our horses. A lot has been written about how horses use breathing to connect and to communicate. Horses …

Finding Your Way

I have long been convinced of the impact a well-constructed vision board can have on our ability to realise our objectives and ambitions. I included the concept is the first book I wrote, nearly 10 years ago now, Horse Riding Confidence Secrets, helping horse riders to regain their horse riding confidence after, for example, a …

Changing times: some things never change.

Some things never change. Considering everything that happened this last week, this is an extremely reassuring realisation. Round here things never change. Everything is still happening at the same time and at lightning speed. I still have lots of things to do, and all of those things I should have done yesterday. I mistakenly, as …

Grateful for what we have

Comparing Meditation Retreats

If wishes were horses! I wish we had a whirlpool/jacuzzi/spa tub at our retreat. It would have been wonderful to lie back into hot, swirling bubbles at the end of a busy day of walking meditation, writing meditation and working meditation sessions. Especially if we also did an equine-assisted experiential learning session. Instead, all we have is a …

10 Horse Quotes: Mantras for Equine-guided Meditation

Meditation mantras

If you types « horse quotes » into google, you will find hundreds of hits with thousands of quotes. Most of these have to do with horse riding, horse training, horse behaviour...all the things we teach horses. As equine-assisted experiential learning is an essential part of our Equine-guided Mindfulness Meditation Retreats, and especially of our new Mindfulness …