Natural Horse World

Communication

Watch Your Thoughts

– by Cynthia Cooper When I discovered horses (and all other animals) could ‘hear’ me or telepathically read my mind, I felt bad for ‘saying’ (thinking) not so nice thoughts about them. I asked myself – “Would I greet a good friend with ‘hello fattie’ or say ‘Get going you lazy slob’? I was embarrassed …

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Barefoot and Bridle-less

by Liz Mitten-Ryan I feel strongly about this topic as I have a herd of fourteen warmbloods that have lived without bits and shoes. They are as God made them, living on 320 acres, of meadows, hills and rocky terrain, enormous, well fed, 1500 pound animals who are joyous and free and in perfect health. …

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Leadership with horses

by Cynthia Cooper Natural Horsemanship has increased our awareness of relationships with horses – the terms partnership, respect, leader, alpha etc. have become common but their meaning can be as varied as the meaning we give to those terms in our human relationships. Good Leadership is recognised as being an essential part of the equation. …

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Being in the Moment

This morning I awoke to the grey light of a wet sky. The clouds had gently sprinkled their moisture during the night so that everything smelt fresh and alive – one of my favourite smells. As I walked to see the horses I notice how bright green the leaves are on the big old spreading …

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