A Horsewoman's Remarkable Recovery From Torn Knee Ligaments #humanmovement acl injury feldenkrais feldenkrais method knees nervous system Sep 10, 2022

“After recovering from four severed ligaments in my knee and my fibula broken in three places after being dragged by a horse, I was walking, but limping and in pain daily. My pain would rotate from my knee, to my lower leg, then alternate feet. This went on for months and I wondered how to...

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EMHH Episode 10: Why Riders Can't Use Muscle Memory #humanmovement equestrians feldenkrais feldenkrais method muscle memory muscles nervous system Jun 17, 2021
 

Do you rely on muscle memory to mount your horse without thinking about all the steps involved? Do you use muscle memory to post the trot or navigate a course?

In this episode, I explain why muscle memory is NOT helping you ride better. In fact, thinking about muscle memory can...

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EMHH Episode 9: Imagine THIS to Effortlessly Improve Your Confidence #humanmind #humanmovement feldenkrais nlp Apr 25, 2021
 

FREE resources:

Would you like to be a more confident,...

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EMHH Episode 2: Are You Hurting Yourself or Your Horse with This Common Habit? #humanmovement feldenkrais habits non-habitual movements Jan 21, 2021
 

Some habits are really useful. Other habits can be detrimental to ourselves and our horses. In this episode, you'll learn how your habits of movement and posture can contribute to stiffness, back pain, imbalances and even spinal damage!  

You'll learn simple ways to break out of...

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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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EMHH Episode 0: Introduction to Easier Movement, Happier Horses feldenkrais horses podcast riders Jan 11, 2021
 

Are you or your horse stiff, crooked or tense? Are you dealing with aging, injury, arthritis or anxiety? Do you want more flexibility, balance or confidence?

In this introductory episode, learn how international Feldenkrais® teacher, NLP Practitioner and bestselling author Mary...

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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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A New Use For Polo Wraps #humanmovement equestrians exercises feldenkrais feldenkrais method humans Jun 23, 2020

Go grab two polo wraps, standing bandages or even a couple of hand towels out of your linen closet.

Then lie down on the floor and join Mary in a short, super effective exercise to activate your deep core muscles.

You'll learn how to both relax your back AND get stronger and more coordinated all...

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This Mindset Shift Can Help You be More Balanced on Your Horse #humanmovement balance feldenkrais humans riders Apr 18, 2020

Part 1 – The Rider’s Habits

 

There’s one tool that I’ve seen help equestrians more than any other. It can help riders successfully navigate challenging situations with their horses. It can also help equestrians achieve long-term goals such as: improving riding skill,...

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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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