Love and tumbles with horses. Learning to gather together.

4/29/20 Today out with Hope and Cherish. The grass was green. The sky was beautiful. Clouds rolled in more as we went along. The day was fairly quiet. There was a glad roaring wind--like a toddler flapping branches, saying, "See mommy! Look how much noise! Flying! We're flying!" While he runs across the tree tops [...]

Unwinding Tension and Fear Together, for you and your horse.

4/26/20 Hope was a bit nervous today. It was chilly, windy, grey, and sprinkling off and on. I thought the weather was beautiful. She thought it was a bit cold. I talked to her softly while we went to put her blanket on. Once clothed, she was able to breathe much more deeply. There were [...]

Take a Breath: Connection through Breathing

After our post and exercise about allowing yourself to breathe through releasing the ribcage somatically the other day, I'd like to add another layer. Taking a breath is both physically and emotionally and mentally restorative. We give ourselves a break for a moment. We relax a little deeper. Each time we breathe deeply, we change the stress [...]

Slowly Developing Consistency and Finding Meaning in Patterns

Consistency has been a theme that has continued to come up for me recently, with instructors, horses, bodywork clients, and in my personal life. Consistency is not just something I didn’t have, it’s something that I was actively fighting for a long time. When I had to enroll in a program that was largely based [...]

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

We've been working on a lot of things here at Wellness Based Horsemanship. It's been fun, it's been awesome... but it seems like we're getting into a bit of a (maybe not so great) pattern. It's been over two months since I shared the idea of my mom and I partnering to create Wellness Based [...]

The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

I played with Cherish today. I gave her full and unconditional love... and of course, as the session went on, it was returned. Soon enough we were happily gallivanting happily around with each other and softly loving on each other, her nuzzling and snuggling in close, and me rubbing and cradling her face. We walked up [...]