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Horses and Mindfulness

Horses and Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is a term that seems to be thrown around quite a bit in therapeutic and personal development arenas in recent years. What is it exactly? While it’s easier to comprehend its meaning through practices which promote it, mindfulness can be put in to words in the following way: “…the basic human ability to be […]

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The Peace of the Alpha

The term “alpha” has earned a negative connotation in our current language. It implies dominance and suggests an unhealthy power dynamic. In a herd, however, it’s important to remember that a dominance hierarchy promotes harmony. Often times the alpha of a herd is an older mare. Why is this? Robert Miller, DVM, who has studied […]

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