Category: Equestrian – Life Skills Articles

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 Amazon.com in Kindle edition. Will be released Jan 1st 2015! With a foreword from Wolfgang Kutting, here is a short excerpt….    

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…

Interview by Riders and Writers

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…..

Conscious decisions can change your ride

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…

QLD Clinic/Seminar

Sundays Seminar

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…

The Role of a Teacher

  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…

Mirror Theory

Mirror Theory Article by Catherine Louise Birmingham After Masaru Emoto’s discoveries of the effect of thought on water, it is now known just how powerful our thinking is and how connected we are to the horses being while riding. The concept of ‘the horse…

Awareness and words from a mother and life coach

Recently I was given these words from the mother of a special young lady and although the mastery she talks of must come from mastering yourself and only then will the horse understand you, she speaks of the connection of riding and our lives…

Understanding Fear Part One

Understanding Fear Part One Article by Catherine Louise Birmingham Picture yourself standing in front of a solid brick wall, now push against it as hard as you can. Now imagine every morning when you wake up start pushing against this wall, keep pushing until…

Understanding Fear Part Two – Awareness Creates Change

We cannot change the outer experience until we change the inner experience. Everyone on this planet has freewill. It is our freedom to choose how we respond and experience something, but until we are aware of how we are responding to something we cannot…

The Power of Your Body

Article written by Catherine Louise Birmingham   You cannot think your way out of riding you can only feel your way into it. In Ride for Life, The Three Golden Principles for Riders, I mentioned a wonderful analogy from Norman Vincent Peale, here he…

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