Photo Credit: Jordan Zemonek Photography When someone says, “liberty work” many different images pop up for different people. Some people think of a 50 ft round pen and a lunge whip and others think about a 10-acre grass field and no tools at all. For me, liberty work is about the connection I can form [...]
“The origin of the word "courage" comes from the word "cour", which mean heart, and it means to completely share your story with your whole heart.” ― Brené Brown, The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage I hesitated to write this post… but I am channeling some Brene Brown because I think [...]
To Blanket or Not to Blanket?
This time of year, there seems to be one million dollar question… or argument, depending on who you are speaking with. Should I blanket my horse? Should I not blanket my horse? The purpose of this post is not to answer this question for you but instead to gather resources that empower you to feel [...]
Finding Time to Learn Since moving to Indiana in early July, I have had the privilege of devoting more time to developing my own horsemanship. Not only have I had time to read new books and watch new training videos, but I have also been able to take lessons both on the ground and under [...]
A Letter to my Soul Pony
Dear Izzie, When I think of our time together so many memories and thoughts flood my head. Some make me laugh, some make me cry but all make me feel such a sense of gratitude. I knew the day that I met you that you were special. You were terrified, but you were interested, so [...]
Head Injuries and Horses
An Experience I Forgot, but Will Never Forget On September 24th, 2018 I was in an unfortunate accident with a horse and ended up with a serious concussion. I was grooming in the barn and the horse spooked, flipped over backwards and fell on top of me. We are not totally sure what happened, but [...]
Leader or Follower? How about Leader AND Follower?
“You need to be the boss! Show him that you are the leader!” Most of us have heard some rendition of this at the barn. When a horse and human are struggling to connect the blame is often put on the fact that the human is not being bossy enough to make the horse do [...]
Uncertainty Management Theory & Horses
All of us have experienced uncertainty at some point. Uncertainty is so common within our daily lives that many of us can probably think of a few different times today that we felt uncertain. How do you typically respond to uncertainty? Have you ever paid attention to how others respond to uncertainty? Have you ever [...]
Communication and Horsemanship
You are never not communicating. Think about that. The simplest theoretical model of Communication is a two way process where a single message is sent from sender to receiver. Now… we all know that most of the time that is not as easy as it sounds. Many different obstacles can get in the way and [...]
Welcome to Equifinality!
We are so excited that you are here. This blog has been in the making for many months and now that life has slowed down (at least for a few seconds) we have finally gotten it started 🙂 We look forward to creating a space for purposeful discussion on all things horse! Why the name [...]