Tag: horses

Horses and the Identity-Oriented Psychotrauma Theory

Woman riding horse with two dogs walking beside

Have you ever asked yourself: Who am I; Why am I the way that I am; What do I really want in life? If so, then you have made a self-inquiry— turning your attention and curiosity inward, toward yourself and toward the truth of your nature. When we ask ourselves these questions, we are beginning… Read more »

Horses, Humans and the Alexander Technique

Woman riding a horse

What is the Alexander Technique? In its simplest definition— moving without tension in your body. This technique is not medical treatment, nor is it a form of exercise. Instead, it is a retraining of the brain to use only the effort truly needed to perform activities. It can improve freedom of motion, balance, and coordination.… Read more »

Horses in Healthcare: Restoring Empathy in Human Resources

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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. – To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, has been a staple in the curriculum of English classes across the country. Set in the American south, Lee… Read more »

Equine-Assisted Learning: Reducing Stress In Difficult Times

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Stress Storms She made landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 14th. With winds reaching up to 85 miles an hour, she brought with her record amounts of rain and a huge storm surge, flooding coastal communities and inland rivers alike. She landed as a Category 1 Hurricane, turning into a… Read more »

The Act Of Doing: Experiential Learning With Horses

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“Knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it” -D.A. Kolb Learning by way of experience is an idea that has existed for many years. Ancient philosopher, Confucius, believed that there are three methods for wisdom: reflection, imitation and experience. Founding father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, once spoke the words: “Tell me… Read more »