There are four specific areas I focus on when I am developing a deep connection with my horse, a connection that allows me to communicate with subtle aids and in the mind and heart connection.
Here are the four components needed to ride as one in mind, body and heart with your horse:
a. Relationship: developing the relationship is about developing two-way connection and conversation with your horse. You are always in relationship and in everything you do together.
b. Chakra Energy: working with energy, means to connect and communicate, and creates the deepest connection possible with your horse.
c. Understanding the language of Equus: this is about learning how horses interact, what motivates them and the depth of their emotions and feelings.
d. Brain games: this is where we strengthen the horse’s left brain, their thinking side. Through specific exercises the horse will naturally replace adrenaline with endorphin thus learn to respond vs react to stimuli and perceived threats.
Because of the horse, I can give more. I have a better understanding of how all beings are connected, a deeper sensitivity and a clearer path and purpose to helping others.
Caroline Beste, of Tao of Horsemanship, is an internationally recognized rehabilitation specialist and holistic horse trainer. She is best known for her revolutionary style and intuitive approach to teaching people and training horses.
Caroline’s method combines the Art of Horsemanship and Classical Dressage with a Taoist way of Being and interacting, synchronizing both horse and rider so they can Ride as One™ in mind, body and heart.
Caroline publishes a weekly blog and podcast and teaches online courses in holistic horse care, handling, training and riding.