Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 1603425659

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Eastern philosophy enters the stables in this unique guide to horsemanship. Allan Hamilton describes how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them. They use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Hamilton shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider. 

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Retold. 1.7  The author today with his black and white gelding Mahto, who looks similar to Thunder, the first horse he rode nearly 50 years ago d ay s o f t h u n d e r 21 chap ter t wo The Two Sides of Me The education system and modern society generally (with its very heavy emphasis on communication and on early training in the three Rs) discriminates against one whole half of the brain. Dr. Roger Sperry, Winner of the Nobel Prize for his work on right- and left-hemispheric brain.

Ego ejection seat; when we’re ready, we yank back on it. With a swush, we’re shot beyond the canopy of our own singularity. Suddenly, we have the opportunity to move beyond the experience of our solitary ego to feel unity with nature. We become swimmers in the midst of all creation. It flows with us, in us. the two sides of me 27 jumping off the cliff   Leaving behind the world that feels real and right to us is an ambitious goal. But there’s a Universe out there. If we want to become a part.

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Horses, where so many of the individuals fiercely dedicated to improving the lives of horses are women. I employ the term, with its historical constraints, to signify the pursuit of furthering the knowledge and understanding of the skills of riding, managing, and training horses, and gaining insight into equine behavior. introduction 10 chap ter one Days of Thunder The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on and the horse looks at him in silence. They are so silent, they.

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