|HORSE HOLIDAY CONNECTIONS|
Soft Touch Horsemanship The Mind Body Connection
|~~By God's Directions. This is His Program--not ours!~~|
Traditional VS Natural Horsemanship
The most damaging phrase in the language is:
'It's always been done that way'.
Grace Murray Hopper
We aim to show you the difference, to encourage a more compassionate approach to groundwork, riding the horse, and the relationship between horse and human. We believe traditional programs leave much to be desired.
We also believe that the business of horses should be handled with more integrity, than witnessed over the years. Let's upgrade our standards.
The life of the horse in our culture has many phases, too often it is extremely sad. We hope to heighten the desire to know the horse at a higher level, to encourage deeper caring for their welfare.
My intention is to eliminate the attitude of 'throw-away school or service' horse --making any and all horses recipients of good homes, and caring people. Don't they deserve this?
From 1972, the founder was scuffed at, and criticized, because she had no need to follow traditional methods. Her horses wanted to please her and to learn new things. They enjoyed sharing their time with her, and wanted to work with --and for her.
An example: On day three of riding her thoroughbred mare, she rode this horse over to the hunt club -alone. The horse could turn, stop, go forward and stop, and also wanted to be with her owner and friend (the founder).
At the hunt club a riding instructor there was horrified that this was done so quickly, and also without riding in the company of another older horse. The founder stated: "I am her company" and she meant it. This was highly misunderstood, and frowned upon.
The mare just stood there while this conversation took place. This is NOT what is done traditionally, primarily, because the real relationship with the horse-- and the sharing of ideas with the horse -does not take place traditionally.
Human control issues and expectation is more prominent with conventional/traditional riding, without really considering the individual horse. There has been a real lack of understanding in the horse world, much to the disagreement of many so called REAL Horseman. Forgive me, but I am sure that you understand my intentions here, and that's to educate!
Natural horsemanship was looked upon as 'below standard'.
Needless to say, natural horsemanship is finally making itself re-known, with greater interest from novice as well as seasoned horseman, because of the quality of work that takes place between the natural horse and natural rider.
Is it so bad to be misunderstood?
Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, (and Kucinich) and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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!