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EMHH Episode 24: Are You Designing Your Future? Or Recreating Your Past?

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You make decisions all day long. From what to wear, what to eat, what to think, what to do with your horse, those are all decisions. Most of your decisions are unconscious. They happen automatically, without thought.

Each decision you make helps shape your life.

If you’re like most people, you’re making decisions based only on remembered experiences and images. You’re not using your imagination to create something entirely NEW.

You’re simply reliving old experiences, packaged with a new date. That’s stale. And boring.

In this episode, I share a simple, powerful strategy that can jumpstart your creativity and help you design a more joyful, satisfying life. At any age.

And if you don’t think you’re a “creative person,” be prepared to become one!

Let’s get started, shall we?

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EMHH Episode 23: Goals vs Results: Why the Difference Matters

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If you’re like many horse people, you set goals. Maybe you have a goal to improve your horsemanship, compete at a certain level or explore a challenging trail.

And while goals can be useful, there’s a big difference between achieving a goal and getting the RESULT that you want. Overlooking this distinction
can lead to disappointment and frustration.

In this episode, I’ll walk you through the process of clarifying what RESULT you hope to achieve and how a simple, powerful mindset shift can help you get the satisfying outcome you dreamed of. Thank you for listening!

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EMHH Episode 22: How to Move with Your Horse

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Did you know that your horse is included in your brain’s “body map?” If horses are an important part of your life, your brain has most probably mapped your horse in your brain. You always knew your horse was in your heart. Now you know your equine is in your brain too! In this episode, you’ll learn how to use this knowledge to improve communication to and from your horse. Which translates to more effective, enjoyable riding, training, and handling. When you refine communication, you can create a more joyful, meaningful connection with your horse.

If you want my PERSONAL coaching so you can put this into practice to help your horse - and yourself - have more flexible, balanced, and confident movement, you're in luck! For a limited time, we're opening enrollment in our group coaching program, Move with Your Horse. Get all the details: https://www.marydebono.com/MWYH-L1.

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EMHH Episode 18: Improve Responsiveness with Mindful Movement

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Mindful movement improves your coordination, flexibility and confidence. It helps you and your horse become more attuned and responsiveness to EACH OTHER.

With mindful movement, your coordination, flexibility and confidence can increase. You become more aware of how you use your body and your mind. You become more centered, balanced and agile. You increase your FEEL.

This enhanced feel and freedom of movement translates directly to improved equine movement and athletic performance. It also refines communication and deepens the horse-human connection.

In this episode, you'll learn how mindful movement helps you and your horse become more responsiveness to EACH OTHER.

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EMHH Episode 17: How Small Steps Lead to Big Results

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Whatever equestrian challenge you’re struggling with, you can take steps towards turning it into a positive. Into something that feels easy. Even fun.

Yes, even if it’s your tight hips, crooked position or stiff, “lazy” horse!

In this episode, I share how you can take just about anything that you consider a “problem,” whether it’s in your own body or in your horse’s performance, and take incremental steps towards turning it around.

Learn how easy it is to go from frustration to fun!

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EMHH Episode 16: Talk to Your Horse's Brain, Not Muscles

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Click here to watch a short video of Mary demonstrating Rhythm Circles. Plus, read exactly how she helped the horse, Grace, make a dramatic recovery.

This is the third episode in a 3-part series of using the gentle, yet powerful, Rhythm Circles with your horse.

You'll learn how this hands-on move can help you communicate with your horse's nervous system. You'll discover how you can help your horse create new neural connections, allowing your horse to move easier and feel better in body and mind.

This hands-on move can also help release tight muscles, calm anxiety and connect with your horse on a deeper level.

Want to get expert coaching on putting these hands-on moves into practice to help your horse - and yourself - have more flexible, balanced and confident movement?

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EMHH Episode 15: This Small Move Has the Power to Heal

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Click here to watch a short video of Mary demonstrating Rhythm Circles. Plus, read exactly how she helped the horse, Grace, make a dramatic recovery.

Would you like to know a no-cost, EASY way of helping your horse feel better and move more freely? You're in the right place!

This episode is the second in a 3-part series on how you can use the gentle, yet powerful Rhythm Circles.

You'll hear how this hands-on movement that has brought about surprising improvements in horses and humans alike. I'll share my own story of how I benefited from this approach after being in an accident.

This gentle, hands-on move can also help release tight muscles, calm anxiety and connect with your horse on a deeper level.

Want to get expert coaching on putting these hands-on moves into practice to help your horse - and yourself - have more flexible, balanced and confident movement?

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EMHH Episode 14: How Your Hands Can Improve Your Horse's Mood

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Does your horse interact with you because he HAS to? Wouldn't it be better if your horse CHOOSES to spend time with you?

There's a surprisingly simple hands-on movement that can help your horse feel calmer, more focused and WANT to interact with you.

In this episode, I'll tell you why this simple, gentle way of using your hands works so well to improve your horse's mood - and your own. In addition to the positive mood lift, it promotes a stronger, more heart-centered connection between you and your horse.

Your horse will feel better. And so will you!

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Behavioral Neuroscience, August 20, 2020, “C-low threshold mechanoafferent targeted dynamic touch modulates stress resilience...

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EMHH Episode 8: Why Stretching Can Make You and Your Horse Stiffer

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Are you doing stretches with your horse? Do you stretch yourself to stay limber?

While it's a common practice, stretching may NOT be helping you, after all.

In fact, studies have shown that stretching can actually weaken muscles. It can also exacerbate harmful movement habits, making you (or your horse) MORE likely to stiffen up. In this podcast episode, I explain why stretching can be counterproductive. And what you can do instead. I hope you give it a listen!

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the originator of the Feldenkrais Method, spoke about the pitfalls of stretching decades ago, and now science has validated his teachings*. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais espoused a more intelligent, comfortable approach that respects the innate wisdom of the body.

His movement lessons enhance awareness, improve overall functioning and create a sense of well-being.

I invite you to explore the movement lesson below and notice how you can easily improve! Please go slowly and do not do any movement that...

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EMHH Episode 7: Why We Connect, Not Correct

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If you're like most people, there's a thing or two you'd like to improve about yourself. Maybe it's a bad habit you picked up that you'd like to get rid of, or maybe it's your posture or how tight your muscles and joints often feel.

And there may be things you'd like to improve about your horse, too. Some performance or behavioral issues, for example.

Whatever you'd like to improve, it's tempting and common to just try to CORRECT the situation. If you're slouching, well, then just straighten up!

If your horse's back is tight and dropped, do what it takes to get your horse to lift her back. Simple as that!

Or is it?

When we correct movement or behavior, we're contradicting what the nervous system is doing. That doesn't promote safety or trust.

In this episode of Easier Movement, Happier Horses, I explain why it's soooo much more effective to CONNECT, rather than correct. Give it a listen and try it out!

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