|HORSE HOLIDAY CONNECTIONS|
Soft Touch Horsemanship The Mind Body Connection
|~~By God's Directions. This is His Program--not ours!~~|
Comments -from a few of our riders
'Fresh Start' -since 1982
Vicky, the woman in the photo, --just had to do this canter across field, which she was far from ready for --as a result of being grief stricken, for a year. This was her way of getting it out of her system, and --finally feeling free! This was her 4th session, not as I planned it!
See Vicky's Thank you letter
"Anyone taking traditional riding lessons, only scratches the surface to what you teach in Fresh Start". MO
2007-2009 See TESTIMONY from Leanne who came to us from Australia, 3x. to Central Pa.
----------------And her 2010 testimony
From 1982 continued:
Rose, it wasn't my horse all this time. It was me! --Webb, Pylesville, Md.
I came here with what I felt was the world on my shoulders. After riding for a bit, I felt that world had 'been lifted'. I am feeling stronger emotionally, and feel as if I can overcome the frustrations and concerns that surround me. K. Devon New Park, Pa.
Beneficial in gaining Basics in
understanding that most horseman neglect to
mention to a new rider. Great introduction to
'Horsemanship'. The depth of information gained,
and the confidence acquired over the past four
weeks was worth far more than money.
Davidsonville, York Co.
It was a great confidence builder.
I fell, and it lifted some fears.
I feel more in control. I learned about traps! My
legs are sore, and my mind is tired, but I can't
wait to get back on a horse.
I feel I'm learning, or at least
beginning to. I feel confident in that Rose
knows and loves her horses, and stresses
sensitivity to the horse, as well as safe riding
techniques. K. Baublitz
Horse Heaven is exactly what this
place is. I learned so much. I had been riding
at stables lots of times before, but I never knew
how much I was missing, not knowing what and how a
horse feels, and how they see people, or how most
people treat them. V. Fitch
Every other place I've ridden, I've
wondered 'what are the horses going to do to me?'
Horses here, don't do things TO me. They do things
FOR ME. They are the friendliest horses I've ever
ridden. Thanks Rose for making this possible. C
I was really scared to go bareback,
but I'm glad that I can do it, and it can only get
better! Looking forward to the next lesson. S.
Bareback riding makes it easier to
communicate. Never in my wildest dreams, could
I have pictured ME doing it by myself so soon! I
love it! D. Metzler
Thank you Rose for giving me this new
confidence! S. Natter
I felt that I had more confidence in
myself as a rider, and that it is MY job to
control the horse. Also, I went riding the
following day (on her own horse) and my horse took
off, as he's known to do, but I STOPPED him in
about 30 feet! ( a real success for her!) J.
My confidence level has risen
tremendously. Hubbard, Balto. Md.
-It's almost unbelievable that I was
going to quit 3 weeks ago. I have
learned so much about MYSELF. Arlina.
The bareback riding of the first four
lessons have taught me an incredible amount about
balance, relaxation, coordination, and
horseback riding. Rose has been a wonderful
teacher with a difficult task. I have taken
lessons before, without learning the important
things that I have learned here. M. Horton
This feels like a real breakthrough
for me. I think my main problem is inability
to RELAX, which causes me incredible difficulty in
EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE! The lessons I have taken
are actually working to get through this problem.
I am really excited about it, and wish to
continue. Rose knows things that nobody else seems
to know! M. Horton
Sometimes, what you say we are capable
of overwhelms me. But I know that we are
capable of doing ANYTHING WE WANT TO. YOUR HORSES
CAN WORK MIRACLES. If you can do that much with a
horse, than I am sure that you can work MIRACLES
for ME! C. Sheridan (lost her fear, ---with us)
You know, I've been able to make a
horse do about anything I want. But now, it's
different, when you learn to ask a horse to do
something. You know, it's a lot easier. D. Fitch
(the family have owned horses for quite some time)
I had fractured a vertebrae
my back along time ago on a three wheeler. Ever
since then I was afraid of running on an open
trail, but now, that I'm sitting up here writing,
I just remembered the fear NEVER CROSSED MY MIND,
when we were out there. The course teaches you
safety, and that gives you the ability to relax,
and enjoy another great reason to take the course.
Absolutely Incredible! I had always felt that I was a gentle animal rider. After Rose's first class, I know now that I had not only been cruel to the animal, but cruel to myself. I feel wonderful about the education that I am receiving. I can't wait for the next class. P. Willard, Red Lion
(letter) Dear Rose, I want to express to you a heart felt thanks to you for your patience with me during class. Without you, I would have probably quit class after the first week, and I would have missed out on what I now believe will be a life-changing experience for me.
Even as a
child I was physically weak and physically timid
due to respiratory and heart problems.
into an adult who believed having an enjoyable time
physically was for others, not me. Your class
has given me hope that I can change that
though I don’t think I’ll ever be as good as
most people on a horse –I’m excited because I’m
doing something I considered impossible my entire
class has also given me a desire to become
physically stronger and flexible.
And so, I’m
starting an aerobic program called the ‘Dancing
Grannies’ which is suppose to be suitable for
someone with back problems. So far, I
can’t keep up with the grannies, even though
they’re 30 years older than me, but I will
I’ve gone from nightmares, crying and depression at the thought of having class to being excited at the prospect of being at Our Programs. And, I never thought the day would come when I’d want to be near a horse but now I love touching them and feeling their warmth and response.
You’re a wonderful teacher of much more than riding. Thank you.. Arlina
"Having ridden for many years, and taking many lessons, I have never experienced anything like this. It is different." AFTER, our very first session with both rider and her horse, who she could not ride safely, the horse started to respond to her in a different way. When she dismounted, she went right to her horses head, and neck, placed her head under the neck, hugged real tight, and broke down in tears. ---When she came out to see me, she was much more relaxed, saying, ---"That was actually HEALING!" (private)
Horse Holiday's HONORABLE CONNECTIONS
'Fresh Start' --Our 'Base Program' --for integrated horsemanship, and life change.
Soft touch horsemanship --Riding's Safety & Survival Program --plus extended horsemanship
'STQuantumhorsemanship' --Higher Connections, Spirituality --the basis for healing
www.horseholiday.org --The results of 'STQ'--including personal healing
MindBodyBrainSpirit.org --Unspoken words heard by founder --through sensitivity --miracles, and a near death experience
'Rose at theBarn' --The Founder's story --behind this work!
Some call it MEDICINE! We say: This is God's Program!