Equine Partnered Bodywork - Introduction
What you'll learn
- Explore multiple methods, tips and techniques on how to identify, find and release tension in a horse
- See a demonstration of an evaluation process to determine discomfort areas in the horse
- How to greet a horse and determine if a horse is receptive to you
- Introduction to Traditional Chinese Method way of thinking.
- Observe a demonstration working with several horses using the Invite / mutual greeting technique
- Observe activating the Bladder Meridian with several horses who then self correct by releasing tension
- Identify with horse behavior that is beyond this course, but will be covered in the advanced course
- Connect with horses on a deeper lever by observing and respecting their boundaries
- Apply and practice the techniques observed with your horse or experience a virtual session!
- Communicate more effectively in a mindful way with horses
- Learn where the Bladder Meridian is on a horse and why this work is so quiet yet powerful.
- You will want to be curious and mindful with horses, willing to listen and explore
- Previous equine knowledge helpful, but not necessary for this Intro course
- It will be helpful to have at least one horse to work with, but I set up a quiet virtual session where you can experience the work
Equine Partnered Bodywork will introduce a light touch therapy technique we can do WITH our horse. Through practicing mindfulness and presence, we observe interactions that create a meaningful connection with our horse. By applying a light touch to the neck of a horse, we will see and recognize different levels of response, by staying on the point or area, the horse will ‘process and release’ their own tension, be it physical, mental, emotional. We in turn will feel our stress level melt away into relaxation. This activity will increase the joy of riding and being with horses while putting us in a blissful state of being!
This course is presented in an ‘active learning’ format. Get involved when seeing, reading, listening, feeling and sensing. Imagine you are doing this work as you watch - the ability to remember and perform will be 10 times better! Having applied this inner work first, the difference when you actually go out to work with a horse, is astounding!
Our use of visualizing, hearing,and reading during the demonstration, creates retention of what we are doing and looking for with the horse. Horses tend to disconnect when we aren’t prepared and connected. Focus fully, when in front of the computer or phone - listen, read, take it all in, then go be with your horse. Learners who take this course come from all over the world, speak many languages, are all ages. The content as presented can be easily translated into many languages as well as the language of ‘energy’. Adjust the Udemy resolution to best and speed settings as needed for faster or slower delivery.
Personal responsibility of the student who chooses to engage in activities presented in this course:
PARTICIPANTS WHO ENGAGE IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES ASSUME THE RISKS OF ENGAGING IN AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES
Nor will you want to start working with a horse that has issues or injuries that would be better addressed by a Veterinarian.
The skeletal image used in videos - left, right and top view are screenshots from 3D Horse Anatomy software from Biosphera3D.
The design of added circles and acupoints (© Nancy Horne) show major areas used in EPB bodywork. The software programs used in this course creation are the Adobe apps - Photoshop, Illustrator, Apple - Keynote and ScreenFlow.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to develop a better connection with their horses
- Horse Trainers, Bodyworkers, Caregiver, Owner, Rescue and Shelter Supporters
- Empaths, Sensitives, Introverts, Intuitive's, Highly Sensing Persons, Mindful and Conscious focused
- Horse Enthusiasts
- People who are seeking to explore mindfulness to find peace within their heart and mind
Nancy Horne focuses on Equine and Canine Bodywork which incorporates assessment skills to treat symptoms through anatomical considerations, western physiology, eastern and energetic concepts. This manual therapy work includes biomechanics related to motility, fluid pressures and tensions. Nancy provides sessions on horses and dogs with techniques that include work using Tucker BioKinetic Body Checkups and Tucker BioKinetic Alignment, Masterson Method® - Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork. Modalities practiced also include Acupressure, Physical and Energy Healing, Red Light, Equine Massage and Essential Oils.
Nancy teaches pre-work for owners, handlers to better their awareness, intent and connection. Equine and Canine Bodywork incorporates assessment skills, TCM meridians and acupressure points.
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