Nearly 200 people joined us on a winter Sunday afternoon for explorations into the horse/human connection at our Winter Film Festival on January 28. Two extraordinary films, Herd, and Talking to the Air, provided our launch for 2018 with their inspiring and informative story lines. Herd, We Are All Here to Heal Together won […]
Twenty folks of all ages, along with Mystic and the horses of Little Creek Ranch, gathered on May 10 to formally anchor and launch our fifth year of Riding Beyond. After claiming promises for Riding Beyond and our personal lives to the six directions, we planted a blooming pink Dogwood tree next to the arena […]
What Animals are Teaching Us about Human Health from May 18, 2017 New York Times Magazine, the Health Issue An excerpt: Something extraordinary occurs when we’re in the presence of a fellow sentient being. When we let go of language’s tacit conceptual constraints and judgments, we allow ourselves a kind of time travel toward our […]
I recently found this powerful account of what can happen when horses are allowed to assist with grief and healing, from Angela Dunning in England. It describes what can happen for women at Riding Beyond. It is an eloquent description of the aspects of the horse’s large heart which engender unconditional love, compassion, and a […]
The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and an attitude of gratitude lingers. In a wonderful way, gratitude is an essential ingredient of Riding Beyond: while our participants are facing enormous challenges, an alchemy occurs between horses and humans at Riding Beyond, and gratitude is always hugely present at those times. In the spirit of this gratitude, […]
Dear Friends of Riding Beyond, We have a small request to make that can have big benefits in securing Riding Beyond’s future. It’s a surprisingly small time commitment. It simply involves you making a personal contact with your own hair stylist to request their participation in a raffle benefiting Riding Beyond during October’s Breast Cancer […]
Last week Chad Moyer said that one of his greatest challenges with Chi Gong is to move out of “doing” into “following.” I am used to considering “doing” vs “being”, so this language caught my attention. He explained that it is easy to fall into “doing” the movements of Chi Gong, to intend for his […]
Ten of us gathered on October 22 for a packed day of training equine professionals how to implement a program similar to Riding Beyond in their own programs with horses. It was held at Borderlands Center by Ann Alden, and it was conducted by Trish Broersma.