Category: Equestrian – Life Skills Articles

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…

Embracing Change

Although we understand the seasons changing we find it almost impossible to understand change happening within our own lives. Do you know why your horse is changing? Do you know what it is you are changing him into? Many of us are afraid of…

Discovering Yourself

  Each and every single one of us has the potential already within us to become all that we truly desire to be. If you want to find out who you currently are and what you have it in you to be, observe your character…

Competition

  Competition, why do we do it? Competition used to be understood as ‘everyone working together towards a common goal.’ This also included the best possible training to ensure longevity of horses in some of the most physically demanding forms of sport with horses. In…

Accepting what Is

The Power of Peace How bad is the problem with your horse at the moment? Do you feel so overwhelmed with a situation that you have no idea how to even begin to fix it? Have you decided that it is easier to put…

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