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    Listening Between the Lines – Joint Venture June 30 2018

    “But my horse is healthy! Perfect in fact – Is this event of value for me?” Absolutely! Even if you’ve been with horses all your life – you will discover things you’ve never noticed or simply thought of in a different way. This course is designed for professionals, vet techs, foster care givers, horse trainers, and horse owners! A pro-active approach to create wellness and prevent disease is spelled out in this quote from the text known as The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, written in the third century B.C. “The sages did not treat those who were already ill; they instructed those who were not yet ill. To…

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    “And what if I’d stayed there?” Anna Twinney’s life changing quote…

    I’ve been hearing this phrase in my head– spoken with Anna Twinney’s voice, over and over for the past few months… Anna spent the last 3 summers here – each year in June, and we all shared some magical times as well as heart wrenching realizations… Last years clinic, for me, was life changing for the best of times, as well as the worst of times – while I was in the midst of end of life challenges for 2 dogs and a horse. (Turns out my horse most probably lost her life due to an antibiotic shot, not the injury… heartbreaking – what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.)…

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    Equine injury, Excede antibiotic, side effects warning

    This post is about an injury, the treatment and after effects, finally the release of life. I don’t know for certain what the issues really were even tho I was right there but not in view when the injury occurred. Was it the injury or was it the Excede antibiotic? We’ll never know. Here is my story… and after 10 months I researched the meds and found others experiences with Excede – posted at the end. 3-26-18 HEARTBREAKING UPDATE: I discovered some information that research is providing strong backing for. The morning Shanti was injured, the vet gave her a shot of the antibiotic Excede. 4 days later, the follow…

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    Equine Wellness Sessions

    Athletic physical injuries are addressed, plus we also look at the fact that the joints, muscles and ligaments share certain nerve centers within particular organs and irritation in an organ can cause a problem in the joint. The inverse also applies – a problem in a joint can set off a problem in an associated organ. Treating either component will bring about health – treating both aspects ensures optimal well-being.  Causes of problems: Our insides are neatly contained within an envelope called our skin, which works as a defense against outer aggressions. Our skin protects our life. Physical trauma is a destructive action that weakens us. Wounds heal but the…

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    Horses are equal to humans in greatness, both have different strengths…

    “Horses learn through repetition, but I don’t think it has to be limited to some basic maneuvers or a handful of patterns. They (horses) are so much more sensitive and intelligent than we are aware of but because we are intelligent in other ways, we may think of them as inferior. The fact is, they are so much more tuned into us because of them being a prey animal than we are tuned into them. There’s a lot of missed opportunity to acknowledge their sensitivity and open lines of communication. They are very capable of acknowledging the slightest gestures we make and responding accordingly and by realizing this sensitivity and…

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    What (& where) is the point?

    The half day retreat: We will begin by diving right into a demonstration of working with a horse – approach & greet. By applying light touch to key areas on the horses’s body –  the horse will show us varying levels of discomfort and restriction. By using several techniques, we will help the horse release the tension we find. Through this work we will compare two horses and identify their energy – by response and comfort level to release tension. We will observe this work on a dog and test some points on ourselves. Call 406-756-2327 Email: nancyhorneggr@gmail.com

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    Anna Twinney – Equine Assessment

    So grateful to see this amazing demo of just how good it can be between a horse and a human. This horse assessment was 17 minutes. At the end of the demo Anna states her “evaluation” – essentially what information she gleamed from working with this horse for only 17 minutes. This session was the most amazingly precise and integral work that I’ve seen – clear, concise, respectful and full of questions, ‘asks’ and answers. What a conversation to watch!

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    Howdy The Mule

    First session. Mules are thinkers, they need time so take the time it takes, allow them to feel and focus on their body, and release tension. Why does light touch work so well? The Dermis, the layer below the Epidermis, contains two common types of nerve receptor cells. Thermo receptors respond to heat and cold while Mechano receptors respond to light pressure. These points are held gently in specific sequences to help the body achieve and maintain optimum form and function. Light touch also talks to the nerves. As we are aware, the discomfort problem we see/feel is not the preliminary problem, it typically is the compensation. By allowing the…