live in the present moment, which is also a primary goal
of the experiential work in the Gestalt format.
This method allows the coach to assist the client in efficient,
permanent, and effective releases that effect significant
The horse is not seen as a tool but, rather, as a partner,
sharing essential information with the coach about the client's
somatic state. The horse is actually guiding the intervention
and is not merely a "mirror." The client works
primarily from the heart and maintains body awareness throughout,
with the horse a critical component of the process-a true
therapist-and the coach often serves as a "translator"
between horse and client. This coactive approach is based
on trusting that the clients hold their own solutions and
answers-often just outside their awareness.
With this process, blocks to understanding are released
and awareness is realized, supported, and regaled.
(Rainy Day Stash)
Born April 2005
has always been a very independent and playful
soul. From her very first days on this planet she would run
around her pasture with her mother chasing behind telling
her to stay close. She is very people oriented and loves to
visit and hang out when a person is in the
field, and she loves to learn. Always the first to step up
and say pick me for work, training or anything else that might
come her way. Stash is a guide to self-understanding and a
teacher of independent thought.
Stash's Fitness tip:
Be bold and do your own thing! Movement should make you happy. If you're not happy do something different.
(Wicked Jazz Fever)
Born May 2007
has a calm relaxed nature, not nearly as outgoing as his sister
Stash. He is very comfortable away from the group doing his
own thing. We suspect he may be testing the waters cautiously
seeking the job of herd leader. His sensible nature is complimented
by his playful bursts of energyand power. Jazz wants to be
around people and loves to interact with them. We started
riding Jazz in the spring of 2012 and he is fast becoming a
total joy with his smooth gaits and soft handle.
Jazz has a heart is as big and beautiful as he is!
Jazz's Fitness tip:
Go Big! Then act like it was nothing. Brute force, high jumps and killer kicks. That's what it's all about.
Born Summer 1996
is our Super Star! With
her successful career in Non-pro Reining she has made us very
proud in the show pen! Now she is the tender mother spirit
for our entire herd. Her energy is soft and caring, however
she knows how to take the lead when needed. Rainy is our herds
thoughtful member, prefering to wait quietly and observe,
then determine the best course of action. She is the biological
mother of Jazz and Stash, through her they both received kind
gentle dispositions, common sense and athleticism.
Rainy's Fitness tip:
Training in the arena is all well and good, but if it doesn't transfer to the pasture or the trail it's useless.
Born Summer 1989
is our old wise leader although scratch his belly and he melts
with joy. Though getting up there in age, he receives the
utmost respect from the rest of the herd. He has very clear
an awareness of his surroundings that makes him a great leader.
Karmel is a great teacher of fair and clear boundaries for
us too and he can show what it takes to truly lead.
Karmel's Fitness tips:
Old age is no Excuse! Find someone younger than you to keep you moving your entire life.
As you age you should focus on efficiency and grace. Leave brute strength for the kids.
Born Summer 2003
leader in her own right, Goblin can "draw a line in the
sand" if need be. She was born on the prairie and taught
her first lessons by a wild mare. She
was orphaned when only two weeks old and raised by loving
humans saved from the killer truck. She is very alert with
a cautious, suspicious streak
and an act quickly, survive, and then think. Quite an asset
for a horse that needs to live in the wild, that said; she
is a curious, generous, loving girl and a delight to work
with. She trusts her rider completely and adores being ridden.
Goblin is lots of fun, being sure footed, smart and bold on
the trail. You will enjoy her sense of humor as well as her
flashy good looks!
Goblins's Fitness tip:
Work your sprints! Be fluid over obsticles and fast as a bullet. You never know when you will need to bolt.