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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Sunday, December 08, 2013

From Fire to Friend


I just finished a very successful online session with LBE/LBI, QH Mare, Lola. She has been idle since her accident and really in need of major hands on time. It is a bit akin to starting over at this point but that's okay. She started out like a fire-breathing dragon and ended like a partner. (I also think she is in heat...she was winking at us.)

My strategy was strong and clear leadership using the Parelli Patterns. Running the horse in circles like many would have clearly was not a path for this occasion or this horse. Rick observed and noted at first she looked super scary but throughout there was noticeable change, lots of licking and chewing, lots of try, and a nicely ended session.

We have a lot of work to do...thank goodness for the indoor, the temp is pretty nice in there, atmosphere bright and airy, and the footing is fabulous.

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