Open Heart, Open Mind
A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship
by Heidi Potter
In Open Heart, Open Mind, A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship, Heidi shares the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses with exercises, case studies and lessons in horsemanship.
Open Heart, Open Mind was written for the horse and the horse lover. Follow Heidi, Master Instructor, Clinician and Trainer as she shares how the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses will guide you to a truly natural and holistic form of horsemanship, one based on understanding and connection, rather than dominance. Discover how her journey in Traditional Martial Arts and the application of Eastern Philosophies combine to create the “Five Elements of Successful Horsemanship”, Breathing, Centering, Grounding, Awareness, Mindfulness, and Blending. Learn how these elements can enhance your horsemanship along with your daily life.
This 140 page, beautifully illustrated book includes exercises, case studies, lessons in horsemanship and the successes and failures of working with horses of many levels, ages, breeds and temperaments. Does your horse have any undesirable behaviors that you would like to change? Read about Positive Reinforcement Training methods and how they can be used to reshape those behaviors in a safe, effective and enjoyable manner.
This book has something for all horse lovers, whether you are an accomplished equestrian, an educated trainer, a therapy program volunteer or brand new to horses. Order your copy today and take the first step in creating a more enjoyable, safe, trusting partnership with your equine friend.
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Centered Riding Books and DVDs
Centered Riding® is an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery. Centered Riding® encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor. Centered Riding® was developed by Sally Swift, author of the best-selling book and videotapes, and is now taught by Centered Riding Instructors around the world.
A fun sport that builds clear, positive communication, improves confidence and creates a stronger bond between you and your horse!
A great how-to and reference book, includes training tips, obstacle courses and instructions for building and creating all the obstacles.
Seeing is believing – watch horses and humans in action on obstacle courses and at liberty in the wild.
SayWhoa! is a revolutionary, all natural product that promotes normal digestive “flow” to assist with bowel movements.Horses may become dehydrated and impacted by simple acts of severe weather changes, an abrupt change of feed, long rides, stress and at times for reasons unknown. SayWhoa! promotes the normal flow of digestion. It is packaged in two pre-filled syringes that are both administered to any horse or foal over 100 lbs.This is a common sense approach to keeping digestive tract moving. The product is unaffected by cold or heat and has a 5-year shelf life. I keep one in my horse trailer and one in my barn.