Most horsemen agree that timing, feel, and balance are the holy trinity of horsemanship. The balance is brilliant: scientific facts and the empirical evidence to support those facts assembled by two highly respected professionals in their respective disciplines.
Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality
Author: Jacobus (Kobus) Kok
Category: Business & Economics
This open access book brings together works by specialists from different disciplines and continents to reflect on the nexus between leadership, spirituality and discernment, particularly with regard to a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). The book spells out, first of all, what our VUCA world entails, and how it affects businesses, organizations, and societies as a whole. Secondly, the book develops new perspectives on the processes of leadership, spirituality, and discernment, particularly in this VUCA context. These perspectives are interdisciplinary in nature, and are informed by e.g. management studies, leadership theory, philosophy, and theology.
The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach
Author: Veronica Lac
Publisher: Academic Press
Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning: The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach offers a hands-on approach to integrating equine-assisted therapy and learning into mental health treatment. Based on the HERD Institute model, the book showcases a series of case studies that cover working with patients with trauma, attachment disorders and depression. Additional case studies show varied approaches to working with families, couples and culturally-diverse populations. Ethical and safety considerations are covered, emphasizing the importance of both human and equine welfare in the equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning model. Identifies the benefits of equine-facilitated therapy and therapeutic riding Features case studies of equine-facilitated psychotherapy in different settings Discusses use of therapy for depression, trauma, attachment disorders and more Includes use with couples, families, individuals and culturally diverse populations
Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights is an essential and entertaining guide to the horse's mind. This book, with contributions from Dr. Steve Peters, co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, introduces readers to fascinating neuroscience, connecting what we see from the saddle to what's happening on a microscopic scale, in the horse's brain. Additionally, HorseHead offers enjoyable chapters on best practices and essays on the journeys of lives with horses.
Learn how to cultivate and hone that winning edge. Have you ever dreamed of taking your horsemanship to the next level; have you ever left the arena thinking you could have done better - or wondering why you didn't? International author, horse riding champion and judge Joanne Verikios shares her years of expertise and experience in this insightful book. Winning Horsemanship will show you how to achieve the success you desire and deserve. Learn how to master yourself, your horse and the secrets of winning! You will discover:- How to double your enjoyment of your horse... in and out of the arena- Tips and secrets of successful ring craft used by top trainers and riders- How to avoid painful, costly mistakes that can hold you back - or get you hurt- The psychology of confidence (and how to share it with your horse)- How simple changes in what you think can change the way your horse behaves- 7 proven steps to prepare your horse for any competition- Subtle ways to take control and say goodbye to poor performance forever Have more fun with your horse.
A rational exploration of the ethical and welfare issues in all areas of equine use. This book addresses controversial and emotive issues surrounding these iconic creatures, providing a reliable source of information to support informed debate. It will enable all those with an interest in horses and the uses they are put to gain an awareness of the problems and abuses that occur. The book draws on the expertise of a range of acknowledged leaders in equine health and welfare. The first part of the book explores general issues of the horse’s needs and nature. The second part contains chapters each covering a specific human use of horses and the abuses that arise as a result. This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.
Dianna's expertise expanses decades of dedication to the healing of horses, humans, and dogs through Bowen therapy which implements the fascia of the body. Dianna has healed, or initiated improvement on literally thousands of horses. The Walker Method of Integrated Healing is an assimilation of Bowen therapy, Equine assisted therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Animal communication, Trauma release, and Intuitive medicine. Her tireless dedication to rescue horses has joyously afforded dramatic change in the most difficult, and previously unadoptable horses. The solid foundation through which Dianna heals horses is a slow, calculated progression that integrates mind and body. 'The Walk' was examined from every angle and shares how humans affects the whole horse wellness emotionally and physically. Dianna's allegiance to her fundamental prey-predator approach prompted the Walk as One paradigm. Walk as One is sensible and credulous; readily learned by novices yet challenging to seasoned equestrians. This fresh, and unique methodology is based upon science, horse anatomy, and mechanical function. To truly couple with a horse, we must as predators, monitor how we 'feel' to them energetically. The immense communication gap will close if our bodies speak the language of horses. Through the eye of a horse we can master their ways as we approach feeling like a horse to a horse. This examination of the horse from every angle, allows one to view the horse brain and its true function. Specific chapters hallmark contributions from hoof, teeth, brain and learning experts Dr. Robert Bowker, Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, Dr. Peters, and evidence-based horsemanship clinician Martin Black. The Rope Walker (tm), Trauma Release, and energy work move us into a rhythm and synchronicity with horses.
For courses in Horse Science. This book covers the subject more thoroughly and in greater depth than any other book in the field. All the basics—breeding, feeding, caring, and health—have been updated. New breeds are included, and sizable and important sections on the environment have been added.