EMHH Episode 13: Is Your Horse REALLY Relaxed? Are You? #equinemind #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection debono moves Jan 13, 2022
 

You want your horse to be relaxed and responsive. But do you know if your horse TRULY is relaxed? Some horses appear relaxed, but they’re NOT.

You’ll learn why “relaxed readiness” is essential for your horse’s athletic ability – and your own....

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These Special Moves Can Help an Injured or Stressed Horse Recover #equinemind #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection debono moves rhythm circles Jan 13, 2022

Slow, rhythmic movements can help an injured, stressed horse recover.

With my hands resting lightly on the bay mare’s rib cage, we simply breathed together for several minutes. Her breathing was shallow. And faster than normal. It was obvious that the horse was stressed. Very stressed.

The...

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EMHH Episode 12: Don't Overlook This if You Want a Sound Horse #equinemovement #humanmovement debono moves feldenkrais method Jan 08, 2022
 

You want your horse to enjoy a lifetime of sound, athletic movement. But you're probably overlooking the one thing that can help your horse enjoy sound, healthy movement.

In this episode, you'll learn why it's ESSENTIAL to pay attention to how your horse coordinates his movement,...

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EMHH Episode 4: Your Horse Has Habits Too - Here's How to Change Them #equinemind #equinemovement debono moves habits Feb 05, 2021
 

To get the FREE videos of Mary demonstrating the hands-on moves with a horse, go to MaryDebono.com/Horse.

Is your horse stiff to one side? Does your horse hollow her back or stand asymmetrically? Does he pin his ears when he tighten the girth?

In this episode, you'll learn how to...

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EMHH Episode 1: You Have to Do This Before Your Horse Can Improve #equinemind #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection #humanmind #humanmovement feldenkrais riders Jan 14, 2021
 

Click here to get the FREE videos of Mary demonstrating the hands-on moves with horses.

My goal in this podcast is to help you discover how you and your horse could have balanced fluid movement or relaxed mind, and a joyful connection with each other.

And one of the ways that I do...

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Video Webinar - Using Feldenkrais to Improve Equine Performance and Partnership #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection feldenkrais horses rib rope Sep 02, 2020

Do you know who's been busy during the pandemic?

Wendy Murdoch!

 

An international clinician and creator of the SURE FOOT® equine stability program, Wendy has been using her stay-at-home time to interview DOZENS of equine experts.

 

And I'm honored to be one of them! 

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Healing Sweet Pea's Suspensory Ligament Injury #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection equine performance suspensory ligament Aug 11, 2020

 

The chestnut horse stood before me, her long mane gracing her arched neck.

I watched as the veterinarian and the horse’s person looked at a radiograph of the mare’s left front lower leg, which showed a clearly defined suspensory ligament.

 

The vet explained to the woman...

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Think Outside the Stall #equinemovement #humanmind equine performance Aug 01, 2020

The chestnut horse’s life changed so drastically, so wonderfully, that having the ability to pick up both leads easily is hardly worth mentioning.

Except that the story starts with a problem at the canter. And an upcoming horse show. A big one.

 

I was teaching a two-week ...

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Help Your Horse Bend Better #equinemovement bending dressage feldenkrais horses rib accordions Feb 13, 2020

This Simple Mindset Shift Can Transform A Stiff, Resistant Horse

Part 2:  The Horse's Habits 

 

In Part 1, I introduced you to Gina and her bay Arabian gelding, Piper. Gina was frustrated that Piper resisted bending, especially to the right.

Gina’s trainer had demanded...

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A Surprising Use for Your Lead Rope #equinemovement #humanmovement equestrians exercises feldenkrais horse humans rib cage rib rope rider suspensory injury Jan 11, 2020

***Important note about the video: Please be gentle! Your pressure should be VERY LIGHT and the movements should be subtle "suggestions." Never use force. Keep your hands and shoulders soft and relaxed.***   

 

Don’t you love when something good comes out of something bad?...

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Improving a Horse’s Ability to Hold Up His Legs for Hoof Trimming #equinemovement equestrians hoof trimming horse Dec 09, 2019

Damn it! Just give me your leg!” Hearing these harsh words, I snapped my head around. Just as I suspected, a farrier was holding onto the hind hoof of a horse who was trying to break free of the man’s grasp.

The farrier, Joe*, had been patient with the big chestnut...

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The Secret To Rounding Your Horse's Back #equinemovement equine performance horses Aug 03, 2019

Sarah, a 43-year-old brunette with the tan, toned arms of a longtime equestrian, was visibly frustrated. She had hit a disappointing roadblock in her training.

Despite working with a respected dressage instructor, Sarah was beginning to feel as if her imported warmblood would never do well in...

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