These courses are aimed at people who have a passion for horses or who work in the Equestrian Industry

Compassionate Connection for Horse Owners

This Connected Horsemanship approach seeks to promote and enhance emotional, physical health & wellbeing for people and horses through calming, mindful presence & relaxation methods obtained by experiential facilitated learning.

The work is obtained in small groups or 1:1 facilitated sessions.

The approach utilises Trauma informed Equine Coaching & Handling which includes:-

Emotional Health Practices for Horse Owners/Riders - including

  • Mindfulness Practices,
  • Somatic Movement,
  • Body Balance & Alignment Exercises,
  • Centring & Grounding Practices,
  • Relaxation Practices,
  • Breath-work,
  • Confidence Building & Self-awareness Practices.
  • Connected Handling Work & Ground work Skills

Emotional Health Practices for Horses –including

  • Connection Practices & Handling Work
  • Language & Calming Signs
  • Ground Work
  • Aromatics,
  • Essences,
  • Equine Bodywork including Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Touch,
  • Relaxation Methods & Practices

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Free Flow Yoga for Horsemanship

This unique horsemanship yoga is aimed at people who want to build or improve their connection with horses as well as developing an understanding of the role that our bodies and minds play in all our actions in life.

Through the physical practice of certain yoga postures, we learn how to relax and become more aware of our bodies and how we move them. As horses are masters at reading body language, being more attuned with our own bodies will greatly improve communication with them, whether we are on the ground or in the saddle.

In these situations, the confidence, calm and emotional balance developed through yoga and mindfulness practice makes all the difference, and through Free Flow Yoga you will gain a strong sense of balance, calmness, peace and alignment physically and emotionally in all that you do.

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Breathwork for Horsemanship

The practice of breathwork helps us become more aware of our breathing and learning how to use it as another communication tools with the horses. Yogic breathing also increases concentration, and with better focus, communication with the horses becomes clearer and easier and more mindfully aware.

As horses are acutely aware of the emotional state of their handler or rider, being aware and in control of our emotions is essential to build a relationship of trust with them in order to ride, handle or compete the horses at any level.

You will learn to practice a more peaceful and calm way of being in the world that will greatly benefit the relationship that you have with all animals.

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Therapeutic Touch (TT) Workshop /Practitioners Course

Therapeutic Touch is a bio energetic healing process involving a variety of subtle interactions intended to help and heal. It is more than physically touching in order to comfort a person or animal, but rather a set of skills which all health care or animal therapists can integrate into their everyday practice. Using TT promotes a mindful way of working with people and animals. Karen has developed TT for animals and aims to share with all who wish to learn.

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