Your position and why we need to fall off

Lee Rearing The rider balances the horse the horse does not balance the rider, the horse becomes an extension of the riders body.

Your position in riding is everything. It will either allow things to eventuate through training with ease or it will create repeated struggle.

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Excerpt from new book Just Be You

Just Be You – Transformation and the Gift of Fear
By Catherine Louise Birmingham

Now available for pre-order with in Kindle edition. Will be released Jan 1st 2015! With a foreword from Wolfgang Kutting, here is a short excerpt….



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The Art of Finding Balance

When riding, the front is a mirror reflection of the hind. In life what is happening outside of you is a mirror reflection of what is happening inside of you.
When something is showing up in the front when riding, that you wish to change, you can’t change it through the reflection, you must go to what is creating the reflection.
The hind.
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Interview by Riders and Writers

clb- germany '08'A wonderful interview by Gina McKnight from Riders and Writers in America. She has also included an exerpt from Just Be You (soon to be released this year).

Click here to read…..

Our Universal Truth

Children of different nationalitiesSome may call me naïve and many have called me stubborn but I believe in the goodness of all human beings. Yes I have been hurt by many, used, lied to and hurt in many ways. But I have also been loved. I have been trusted, cared for and have received from many. Read More

Conscious decisions can change your ride

Baronetta 2 (640x589)Riding a horse is the same as living each day of our lives and every step is a decision making process from you whether you are conscious of it or not.

Every decision you continually make, conscious or unconscious, to either act or not to act, are determining the responses we get back from our horse and our life.

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The Purpose of Our Animals

IMG00066-20100227-1719Why do we have animals so closely interwoven into our lives?
What are we learning from them?
What are they really trying to tell us?

Some of what you read in this article may be challenging for some. To understand these questions it will help to come to take the view that our lives are a complete mirror image reflecting back to us in detail, showing us to ourselves.
To understand this we need to remember that all of our individual lives – seen from our own perspectives no matter how many people, places, things or events that they consist of, are always a reflection of us.

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QLD Clinic/Seminar

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Sundays Seminar

Enlightened Riding Seminar 2nd March '14' Vic
Enlightened Riding Seminar 2nd March ’14’ Vic

The third Enlightened Riding Seminar and evolving each time. Thank you for all who came it is nothing without you.

Thank you to Jan and Frank from Stoneleigh Equestrian Centre, for their hospitality and always friendly and supportive nature. To Jillian Drew for another beautiful lunch and again bringing people together for the day. I really enjoyed speaking to you all 🙂

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The Role of a Teacher


The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, merely a symbol of what each of us become through the growth challenges of life. Catherine Louise Birmingham
The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, merely a symbol of what each of us become through the growth challenges of life. Catherine Louise Birmingham

The horse first teachers us to be the leader of them to help us become the leader of our mind. To focus the mind, to create, not to be the victim of our thoughts, feelings and actions.

They are the doorway that they carry us through to change our state of awareness.

Wolfgang Kutting, a brilliant rider that has a profound connection to horses in the art of Dressage, describes this unity of a teacher with a horse in a beautiful way. In a translation ‘Horse and Trainer see as one’. Both horse and trainer tune together as one to work in enlightening the rider.

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