Science based training is not just a way of modifying behavior, but an entire way of living with animals. A solid understanding of our species' natural history helps us best meet their needs and bring out their fullest potential. With an understanding of learning theory and behavioral science we can really begin to influence our companion's choices in the kindest way possible. Positive Reinforcement techniques allow us to develop a strong bond based on mutual understanding, empathy, and compassion. With the help of ethology, biology, and neuroscience, we can better understand how our horses think and feel. Using all this objective, science-based information, as well as our desire to be kinder to horses, we can reshape the horse-human connection. This book dives deep into the sciences behind how horses behave, learn, and feel with many custom designed charts and diagrams for visual learners to enjoy. There are over 70 instructional worksheets for you to apply this information to real life situations and individual equines. In these, we've detailed how to train a wide variety of ground and mounted behaviors as well as how to address emotional and behavioral problems.
Release on 2003-01-01 | by Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. Mattiace
The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion
Author: Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. Mattiace
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways that Indians across Chiapas have carved out autonomous cultural and political spaces in their diverse communities and regions. Offering a consistent and cohesive vision of the complex evolution of a region and its many cultures and histories, this work is a fundamental source for understanding key issues in nation building. In a unique collaboration, the book brings together recognized authorities who have worked in Chiapas for decades, many linking scholarship with social and political activism. Their combined perspectives, many previously unavailable in English, make this volume the most authoritative, richly detailed, and authentic work available on the people behind the Zapatista movement.
This book is an eye-opening walk into AWARENESS-for men and women! We need it. The Truth of Our Cultural Reality is that our relationships are a mess! I am a conversation catalyst. It is time for a new conversation around relationships. I share real-life relationship issues and solutions. I call them food for thought, kick you in the pants, tools for change. We have generations of broken men and women that need new tools, thoughts, and conversations for love and commitment to happen in their lives, so they can finally be happy and be better examples to their children. I shall make some noise and encourage those conversations. I call it like I see it and bring Awareness and The Truth of Our Reality-front and center. A fast read, to fast track you to the place you wish to be on your relationship journey. This is the first of the Man Project Books.
Release on 2018-09-18 | by Kay Sudekum Trotter,Jennifer N. Baggerly
Author: Kay Sudekum Trotter,Jennifer N. Baggerly
Clinicians have long recognized that trauma therapy provides a pathway to recovery, and Equine-Assisted Mental Health for Healing Trauma provides that pathway for those who work with horses and clients together. This book demonstrates a range of equine-assisted mental health approaches and step-by-step strategies for facilitating recovery from trauma for children, adults, and families. Chapters address topics such as chronic childhood trauma, accident-related trauma, complex trauma and dissociation, posttraumatic growth in combat veterans, somatic experiencing and attachment, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), reactive attachment disorder (RAD), relational trauma, and sexual trauma. Experts also provide case studies accompanied by transcript analyses to demonstrate the process of trauma healing. Clinicians will come away from the book with a wealth of theoretical and practical skills and an in-depth, trauma-informed understanding that they can use directly in their work with clients.
This workbook accompanies the Two Weeks to Empowerment Book by Kari Fulmek. When life has knocked us off balance and we feel like we have lost control, THAT is when we need to regain our power!Through this workbook, you will work towards finding your own personal empowerment in just two weeks. Find thecourage to change, to discover your deepest purpose in life and break down barriers.Kari Fulmek's amazing business success as an entrepreneur and now with Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine AssistedLearning Inc., continues to empower people all over the world and is blended with her dramatic life story to create one of themost unusual and inspiring personal development journeys on the market.The Two Weeks to Empowerment book is a riveting read and the workbook will serve as a way to solidify your journey on the road to being truly empowered!
"This book will help licensed professional counselors incorporate Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) into their practices, even those who have no prior experience working with horses. It provides a strong research foundation for understanding the efficacy of equine assisted interventions and the potentially powerful impact that a horse can have in creating a new counseling dynamic. Chapters address using horses to help clients dealing with various traumas and abuse, anxiety, depression, atypical behaviors,and social skills and communication issues. One chapter is written by the internationally renowned "horse whisperer" Pat Parilli and offers a look at EAC from the horse's point of view and describes the process of developing a relationship with the horsein a positive, safe, and respectful manner, an important topic to ensure the well-being of the horse throughout a session. Counselors will find this a valuable resource for understanding and utilizing EAC as a new resource in their own practices, as willstudents seeking to learn about this innovative approach"--Provided by publisher.
This book provides an overview of the field of Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning and gives a powerful account of a research study charting the experiences of seven 'at-risk' young people attending a pioneering Therapeutic Horsemanship centre in the UK. The book includes a foreword from Leif Hallberg, author of Walking the Way of the Horse .
A Woman's Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse
Author: Linda Kohanov
Pubpsher: New World Library
Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.