I start by making a full assessment of the horse by checking how their conformation is put together, how their back shape is, how they are standing, hoof balance, how they move their shoulders, their depth of girth where girth sits, and how they are trained. Their musculature can give you an indication of how they are going to move, and what influence that will have over the saddle and then if there is work going on to improve that, you have to take into consideration what the client is going to do.
Horsemanship Hour Live (Replay and Podcast recording) with Anna Twinney
In May's Horsemanship Hour Live we chatted with the founder of Reach Out to Horses and animal communicator and Anna Twinney.
Anna talked about her inspiring horsemanship journey and how horses and moving to California changed the course of her life, as she began to see a new way of being, and observing the language of the horse. Anna speaks about her personal drive to give horses that voice; she explains that their language goes far deeper than body language alone.
Kate chats with qualified life coach, natural horsemanship instructor and secondary school teacher Helen O’Hanlon. In this discussion, they cover a variety of topics including cognitive behavioural coaching, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Helen is a fully qualified life coach, natural horsemanship instructor and secondary school teacher, and lives in County Cork, Ireland. She is a member of the Association of Coaches, The British Psychological Society and a member of the Teaching Council. She holds two first-class honours Masters in Education and Coaching Psychology from University College Cork.