Category Archives: Horse Journey Blog

What is your Pressure Tolerance? Part 1

Physical Pressure Tolerance When I work with new horses, I often do a simple exercise where I apply my finger with very slight pressure on the horse's body to see if and how quickly the horse will yield to slight pressure. If the horse yields immediately, I quickly release the pressure. If the horse does not yield, I…
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2013 Client Programs resume April 2nd!

Hello everyone! Are you feeling Spring in the air? Do you need to put a little more "spring in your step"? Is it time for a little tune up or to reach new personal goals? Well, if you're looking for support and are chomping at the bit to get going, I've got good news for you! While it has been a seemingly…
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Happy New Year 2013!!

Happy New Year to all friends and clients of Horse Journey! Wishing you a great 2013, success, love, joy, peace, fun and healing! From Link, Rollie, and Karin at Horse Journey. [caption id="attachment_1658" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Happy New Year 2013![/caption] If you would like to explore Your Journey further… Questions, or interested in experiencing Equine Facilitated…
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Merry Christmas!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! From Link and Rollie, and Karin at Horse Journey!  
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Trapped, blocked or agitated? How horses resolve conflict.

In these three short video clips, Coaches Link and Rollie at Horse Journey demonstrate interesting behaviors that can be seen as a metaphor for life situations. It's fun learning by watching horses as they communicate non-verbally! Coach Link is the horse on the outside of the round pen, Coach Rollie is on the inside. Just before this video begun, Link had herded…
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Acceptance

Today's theme is acceptance. Horses are very good at accepting themselves. They are who they are and they accept themselves. The question is: Can you accept yourself? All of yourself? What if we ... ...think more like horses? ...find a way to accept ourselves? ...stopped caring so much about what others think? ...simply accepted ourselves…
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Overcome your Obstacles!

How many obstacles are in your way right now? Do you feel sometimes there are just too many things to overcome or to tolerate? Well, here at Horse Journey we actually have gone out of our way to built obstacles! These obstacles are created to find ways to overcome fears, anxiety, uncertainty and indecision! Take a look! To…
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Dancing with horses!

Can you hear the music playing in your heart when you're with horses?  Karin dancing with Joey: "Connection" I got to dance with these beautiful horses with music recently! I can still feel the energy and hear the music in my heart... I was so thrilled to feel the connection, rhythm, and communication with these horses that I had…
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NW Washington Horse Expo

As my last pair of shirts and jeans are finally unpacked from my travel bag, I reflect fondly on my adventure to see some amazing horsemanship in action at the NW WA Horse Expo. It was the first ever Horse Expo in Lynden, and I was lucky enough to be there for this exciting, inaugural event. What…
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What I learned about Resnick’s Waterhole Rituals…

"With the Resnick method, you start with liberty. You don't start with the round pen or small confinement to arrive at liberty later". Bingo!! This statement grabbed my attention! How many trainers tell us the round pen is "it" and that liberty comes later, only after gaining the horse's trust in the round pen first? And yet, when…
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