Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Author: Sharon Wilsie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 9468


Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

Horses in Translation

Author: Sharon Wilsie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570769079

Category: Pets

Page: 198

View: 7020


With her landmark first book Horse Speak: The Equine–Human Translation Guide, trainer Sharon Wilsie upended conventional methods of human–equine communication (using words and ropes, for example) with her clear classification of the language horses use with each other (body, breath, and intent), as well as an unparalleled explanation of how we as humans can effectively mirror it. Learning to “listen” and “talk” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours, is a milestone in the progressive philosophy of horsemanship, helping find positive solutions to behavior and training problems and ultimately leading to fewer misunderstandings between horses and humans. In her much–anticipated follow–up, Wilsie uses true stories to relate examples of “problems” and how they were solved using Horse Speak. Her engaging narrative introduces readers to dozens of real–life scenarios from different barns, various disciplines, and riders and handlers with contrasting experiences and backgrounds. Wilsie highlights her Horse Speak process, the clues that point to the best course of action, and the steps she takes to connect with horses that have shut down, grown confused, or become sulky or aggressive for any number of reasons. The result is a book full of incredible insight and exciting possibilities.

Horse Training in Translation

Author: Sharon Wilsie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570769467

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 8136


A comprehensive how-to manual for applying Horse Speak(R) principles to common training goals. In 2016 Sharon Wilsie's Horse Speak: The Equine-Human Translation Guide broke new ground for anyone who works with horses, providing a practical system to "listening" and "talking" to horses in their language instead of expecting them to understand ours. Now Wilsie has provided a comprehensive how-to manual for applying Horse Speak(R) principles to common training goals. Those familiar with Wilsie's work will find novel ideas that have developed since the first book was released, and those new to Horse Speak(R) will be supported with fundamental lessons that will allow them to start having authentic "conversations" with their horses during their very next trip to the barn. With a focus on how horse training methods in general can be improved with certain small changes in movement and mindset, Wilsie has once again created a resource of immense value across the equestrian spectrum. Readers learn: How to use intensity levels appropriate to a particular lesson. Why to include enrichment in a training plan. When to pause, when to allow, and how to adjust expectations. How to move and breathe like a horse. The best way to develop a healthy hierarchy with a horse. How to apply the 15 Buttons of Horse Speak(R) to help any training situation. Spiraling in and the optimal ways to move into and out of a horse's space. Signs of when a horse is saying, "No," and when he is saying, "Yes." How to change patterns of equine behavior in common trouble spots. With illuminating sections on basic handling, groundwork, and ridden work, Wilsie gives readers everything they need to improve the training techniques they already use by enhancing both horse and human understanding of the process and the goals. The result is improved behavior, enhanced performance, and a happier, healthier equine partner in whatever you choose to pursue together.

Equine-Assisted Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Hallie E. Sheade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351257544

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 2373


Equine-Assisted Counseling and Psychotherapy offers a comprehensive guide to the practice of working with equines in a psychotherapeutic setting. Chapters provide a research-informed approach to integrating the contributions of horses and other equines into mental health services. With a focus on equine welfare, the book uses a relational approach to explore a broad range of topics, including documentation and treatment planning, work with clients across the lifespan and with diverse needs, complexities related to horses in the therapeutic relationship, as well as ethical, legal, and best-practice considerations. Mental health and equine professionals will come away from the book with a strong understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of equine-assisted counseling.

The Horse Cure

Author: Michelle Holling-Brooks

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570769494

Category: Psychology

Page: 96

View: 2546


ASHLEY was locked in closets as punishment, and physically and sexually abused, resulting in an angry and violent child who threatened her adoptive family—until she met Cocoa and Radar, the horses that helped her learn to trust again. BRENDA was diagnosed bipolar and lived through humiliating domestic abuse, but three horses—Delilah, Wiscy, and Diesel—helped her establish a sense of self-worth, hope for the future, and ultimately, the will to go on. NICK was angry, suicidal, and a veteran with combat PTSD, who now says, “Horses literally saved my life.” Inspired by her own childhood trauma when she spent seven days in a coma, awakened to a severely compromised body and brain, and rebuilt her life with the help of a horse, Michelle Holling-Brooks founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit Equine-Partnered Therapy organization that helps match horses to individuals in need. Here she shares amazing stories of the people she’s worked with and the “horse cure” that changed their lives. Survivors of trauma, loss, illness, abuse, stress, and depression can face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But today, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that horses play a crucial role in therapy for those struggling with significant psychological and emotional challenges. Horses respond to angry, inhibited, heartbroken, defiant, terrified clients in many different ways, often breaking through defensive barriers via their physical presence, or by pointing to areas of psychological distress not immediately apparent. The horse’s response guides the treatment team, as well as the client, in the healing process.

What Horses Really Want

Author: Lynn Acton

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1646010299

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9856


Relationships with horses, whether for companionship or competition, are complex and ever-changing. This is one of the reasons why “horsemanship” can become a lifelong pursuit: There is always a balance to be struck with our equine partners, and it demands continual growth and understanding on our side. In this book, horsewoman Lynn Acton explains that when the focus in the relationship is on what we want from the horse, his compliance becomes the measure of success, and what he thinks and feels is often overlooked. Is he calm, confident, and trusting? Or anxiously wishing he could escape? His behavior, performance, and reliability—in whatever discipline we prefer or equestrian sport we pursue—depend on the answers to those questions. Horses want security and social bonds. They want leaders they trust to protect them—not only from danger, but from stress. When we provide this security, they accept our rules. This not only puts us in charge, it makes our leadership more effective because we do not force it on them; they seek it. The result is less anxiety, fewer behavior problems, more efficient learning, and better reliability. Acton refers to this relationship as Protector Leadership because being the “protector” is the foundation. Building methodology based on time-tested training theories that we are often exposed to in bits and pieces, Acton shows why Protector Leadership works and how to make it work for us, fitting the separate pieces together, and illustrating the connections with practical examples of real horses in everyday life.

Sharing the Present

Author: Shreyasi Brodhecker,Frank Brodhecker

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525585169

Category: Self-Help

Page: 230

View: 8119


Horses—majestic and powerful beings that hold spiritual and emotional appeal—are a life passion for equestrians around the world. Whether you are an experienced or beginner equestrian, Sharing the Present helps horse lovers relate to their horses in a completely transformative yet simple way. The Brodheckers explore the popular practice of mindfulness and its tangible impact to deepen the horse-human bond. Through simple exercises often used in mindfulness therapies, you can acquire skills that help you to notice what your horse is experiencing, to more accurately read the messages that are being conveyed, and to respond in an intentional manner. The twelve mindfulness exercises included in the book will help equestrians and horse lovers strengthen relationships with their horses. For those experts who practice equine-assisted learning and therapy, these mindfulness exercises can also be incorporated into sessions with your clients.

The Horse in the Middle Ages

Author: Ann Hyland

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 7571


Comprehensive and illustrated study of the horse in the mediaeval and early Tudor period. Ann Hyland discusses the working horse, warhorse, horse breeding and trading and the whole infrastructure of grooms, farriers, wheelwrights and cordwainers which kept the mediaeval equine world running.

The Warhorse, 1250-1600

Author: Ann Hyland

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 3124


A textbook on the history of the warhorse, looking at its importance and how its role changed.

The Nature of Horses

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684827689

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 3141


Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language