Archives for January, 2012

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Equine Therapy on the TV?

With America’s endless fascination with horse racing, and his own personal history with the sport, it’s no surprise that David Milch decided to introduce a new HBO series with horses right at the heart. Boasting such fame as Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Kevin Dunn, and even real life former jockey, Gary Stevens, “Luck” promises a thrilling ride.

While many books, such as Seabiscuit, Ruffian, Wild Ride, and Secretariat have offered the...
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Equine Therapy in the Medical World?

Malcolm Gladwell was the first to uncover the real truth about why patients sue their doctors. Opposite of what one may think, it has nothing to do with whether of not the doctor actually did something wrong.

Instead, it has everything to do with whether or not the patient felt as thought the doctor did something wrong. And something wrong, according to the patient is not listening, not validating, and not...
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Equine Therapy: Webinars?

Today it is not surprising that online education is becoming more frequently the common medium of information dissemination. For just about every topic, it seems as though there is a webinar or teleseminar that one can register for easily, and attend from the comfort of one’s couch.

It's a bit surprising that something as experiential as equine therapy can be taught via the internet, yet it is most certainly true.
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Equine Therapy: Preparation is 90% of Success

Dust settled as the leather fringe of well worn chaps flung in the wind and the young cowboy pulled his horse to a quick stop. Then, clutching his reins in frustration, he looked up at the sky and shook his head. His horse had taken the wrong again. (The horse’s lead describes the leg he leads off of when cantering. For example to canter to the right, the horse must be on the right...
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The Shadow Self

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung stressed the importance of becoming aware of the shadow self. According to Jung, the shadow is the unconscious complex characterized by the repressed, denied, or disowned parts of the self. It is, essentially those things that a person does not accept about himself or herself.

Because this uncomfortable part of the self is often denied, it is also often projected onto others, which, according to Jung is why a person should...
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Equine Therapy: A Few Good Movies

For most people, equine therapy is pretty fascinating to watch. However, without a visual account of just what happens between a horse and a human, the general public is at a loss when it comes to understanding just how our beloved equine friends can really help people better understand themselves.

Sometimes words just don’t describe the magic between people and horses. Judging by the success of movies such as “Seabiscuit,” people are truly...
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