Tag: riding

The hardest and best years of living and working with horses in Germany

For a long time now I have been wanting a way to share with you all a very great man who is not overly well known but deserves the same focus and spotlight as everyone else. A man who taught me not only the…

Riding – with or without a helmet?

Riding is one of the only sports that develop areas of the brain that connect with intuition, awareness, instinct and feel. When you rely upon forms of interference within your own body as well as the horse’s body, you cut off this ability to intuit…

Spiritual Guidance Sessions – Empowerment, Healing and Focus

Just under 8 yrs ago, I sat and watched the shock and horror on the face of a truly gifted woman playing a huge part in my then business and Dressage Training stables, Equinoxe Equestrian, when she told me that I could NOT use the…

The Truth of what Being Successful Really Is

We have so much power in us, so much spirit yearning to express itself, live itself and create itself. Why are we holding that back? Why are we afraid to speak our truth? Why do we live a life in the limitations of what we…

The Spiritual Meaning behind the Purpose of Forward in Dressage.

  Life is like riding, you will only have harmony once you stop fighting it. Mainly during my first years of riding as a young teenager but also during various places and stages in the past, I attracted often  the ‘bolter’ horse that is sensitive, very…

Your position and why we need to fall off

Falling off is not there to tell you that you are doing something wrong, it is there to help instill within you a conscious choice, will power and desire, to STAY ON.

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…

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…

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…

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