Acknowledge yourself for choosing to awaken your relationship with yourself and your horse!
Conscious Hoofbeat isn't about a specific discipline. It is based on the premise of basic horsemanship taken to the next level ~ a level that is associated with the human-horse connection, and not always encompassed in traditional equine disciplines or even natural horsemanship.
The concept of Conscious Hoofbeat started many moons ago as a vision, to incorporate being withhorses as a contemplative practice. Today that vision is becoming a reality.
The Institute for Contemplative Education defines a contemplative practice as "an experiential mode of learning and self-inquiry." Historically, contemplative practice has been related to world spiritual traditions. In the past 30+ years, however, fields of psychology, medicine, and education have recognized that contemplative practice is associated with well-being. As a result, contemplative practices are now being taught in non-religious forms and are a current resource for resilience by agnostics and atheists as well as those holding strong spiritual and religious views.
I believe it is my calling to be the advocate for horses and educate people about being with horses. Because being with horses isn't just a lifestyle. It's a choice. I invite you to follow Conscious Hoofbeat and start making the best choices for you and your horse's journey to inner health and wholeness!
Definitions for the Journey
CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE An experiential mode of learning and self-inquiry.
HORSEMANSHIP Skill in handling and riding horses.
CONSCIOUS Having an awareness of one's environment, existence, sensations, feelings and thoughts.
SENSATIONS The power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism - hearing, seeing, touching, feeling, or reaction.
CONSCIOUS HORSEMANSHIP Conscious of the way you are making your horse feel and react based on your emotions and actions.