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In this powerful podcast Author, Teacher, Equine Sport Therapist, horse lover, and rebel Alexa Linton explores the fascinating territory and newly discovered edges of the horse-human partnership with special guests. Together, we'll be shedding light on all the different ways of relating to and being with horses, learning how to cultivate optimal health for horses and their riders, uncovering the many facets of horse training, and sharing about the rather bumpy ride of becoming an advocate for horses in our current horse industry. It's sure to be an adventure - find all the resources mentioned in the episodes at www.wholehorse.ca! Find out more about Alexa at www.alexalinton.com

The Whole Horse Podcast with Alexa Linton Alexa Linton

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In this powerful podcast Author, Teacher, Equine Sport Therapist, horse lover, and rebel Alexa Linton explores the fascinating territory and newly discovered edges of the horse-human partnership with special guests. Together, we'll be shedding light on all the different ways of relating to and being with horses, learning how to cultivate optimal health for horses and their riders, uncovering the many facets of horse training, and sharing about the rather bumpy ride of becoming an advocate for horses in our current horse industry. It's sure to be an adventure - find all the resources mentioned in the episodes at www.wholehorse.ca! Find out more about Alexa at www.alexalinton.com

    Whole Horse | Why I've been gone so long, a chat with Alexa Linton and Geri Ramsay

    Whole Horse | Why I've been gone so long, a chat with Alexa Linton and Geri Ramsay

    My first episode in over three months! It feels great to be back and to have this conversation with my dear friend Geri Ramsay to share about my recent intense health event, where I am at now, and what is to come. Grateful to be alive and to continue to share great knowledge and horse people with you here on the podcast. Thanks for listening and for all your support! Enjoy.

    • 46 min
    Whole Horse |The nervous system - the key to effective rehabilitation with Elisse Miki

    Whole Horse |The nervous system - the key to effective rehabilitation with Elisse Miki

    We're getting geeky again! Elisse Miki of Equilibria Therapeutics and I venture into more of our favourite territory, this time focusing on the nervous system, neuroplasticity, motor control, rehabilitation, what cranial work has to do with any of this, and all things neuroscience. With a herd of seniors (one over 40 years old!) that love to move and are getting more agile and fit every time I see them, Elisse is definitely doing something very right. Rehabilitation of horses is a huge topic, and this episode might give you some clues on why your horse is not recovering from an injury or accident the way you thought they would, and some simple exercises that incorporate motor control and neuroplasticity to start shifting gears, even if your horse is on stall rest.
    As a human and equine therapist with over 15 years of experience working with clients in a therapeutic setting, Elisse brings a wide variety of modalities into her practice. She began her career working as an Exercise Physiologist having completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology then went on to obtain her Registered Massage Therapy Licence. She has since gone on to complete Diplomas in Equine Therapy, Equine Craniosacral, and currently in the process of completing both her Human and Equine
    Osteopathy Diplomas concurrently. Elisse is also an Instructor of RMT at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a Certified Equine Assisted Learning Instructor. Some of her clients include the Langley Equestrian Academy, Cloverdale Rodeo, and the International Professional Rugby 7s teams. Her current focus lies in research and development of current standards of practice in the equine industry. Elisse hosts clinics for horse owners and existing health care professionals and equine therapists.
    www.equilibriatherapeutics.com

    • 1 hr
    Whole Horse | How to support and love the mares in your life with Lockie Phillips

    Whole Horse | How to support and love the mares in your life with Lockie Phillips

    After his recent post about mares went viral, I knew I needed to chat with Lockie Phillips and more about this important topic! As most of you know, I love my mares, but in this episode, we get into the specifics of how we can love the mares in our lives even better, and support them as the fully intact and amazing beings they are. We also chat about herbs for horses (specifically mares), and I share some cringe-worthy but learning-rich moments from my past. Enjoy! Lockie Phillips is an Australian horse trainer, instructor and coach living in Spain, a former professional dancer, Lockie focuses on the emotional well being of horses and humans in his business, Emotional Horsemanship. Learn more at www.emotionalhorsemanship.com

    • 57 min
    Whole Horse | Healthy herd integration with Josh Nichol

    Whole Horse | Healthy herd integration with Josh Nichol

    Josh Nichol is back on the podcast, and sharing more wisdom, this time sharing his thoughts and practices around how to support healthy and safe integration of horses into herds. We get into the nitty gritty of his process and why he works this way, how he supports horses to work together, how to work with insecure horses and changing herd dynamics, and why throwing horses in together and hoping for the best often doesn't work for anyone involved. As always, I walked away with more great tools in my toolkit, and more ways to support the horses in my world. Enjoy! 
    In Josh’s words: “I like to think of myself as a professional student of the horse; learning is what I do first and teaching is second. Mentoring people, building relationships and watching growth is truly my passion. I currently teach clinics throughout Canada in the summer and work out of our home ranch in the winter, helping people develop their relationships through horsemanship.
    This style of horsemanship is very relational, it allows you to see yourself through your horse and continues as you advance through the process. Mastery in horsemanship begins with a commitment to bettering ourselves! This starts with taking ownership and responsibility for our part of the story, thus interpreting the horse’s actions and performance differently.  When we are aware of – and work on developing – our side of the relationship, we truly facilitate not only growth in our horses, but growth in ourselves.  Good horsemanship challenges everything about our inner person. What an amazing gift: progressing in our horsemanship goes hand in hand with developing our best self!”
    Learn more about Josh at https://www.joshnichol.com

    • 57 min
    Episode 85 | The meeting of movement and neuroscience with Kathy Sierra

    Episode 85 | The meeting of movement and neuroscience with Kathy Sierra

    This conversation with Kathy Sierra literally shifted my direction with my horses! It was pivotal in the best possible way and I am excited to share her work with you, as I believe it is one of the keys to changing our minds about our horses, our training, their movement, and their performance, and supporting so many horses to be happier and healthier. It has even shifted my way of thinking as an equine manual therapist, and what I am seeing, how I am working, and how I can support the horses I work with in better ways. I really encourage you to listen to our chat, and if it impacts you as well, please share with your horse communities. Thank you for supporting horses to be happier in their bodies and minds - it is all about the ripples! 
    Kathy Sierra is the creator of Intrinzen, a movement-science approach to helping horses rediscover a love of movement expression.
    She has a BSc in Kinesiology, and spent the first half of her career as a *human* movement professional before switching to computer science. She also taught design for motivating experiences at UCLA, Virgin, and Universal Studios. A horse owner for more than 40 years, she combined her background in both movement science and motivation to help save one of her own horses. Eventually she began sharing the Intrinzen science principles and philosophy with others.
    Find her course Pain Science and Performance here: https://www.pantherflow.com/
    Follow Kathy on Instagram at pantherflows
    Resources from Kathy: 
    Book - How we learn to move by Rob Gray
    Books - A Guide to Better Movement by Todd Hargrove
    Book - Playing with Movement by Todd Hargrove

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Whole Horse | How emotions support your horsemanship with Lockie Phillips

    Whole Horse | How emotions support your horsemanship with Lockie Phillips

    Our last episode of 2021! In this wide ranging conversation, Lockie Phillips of Emotional Horsemanship shares about his unique path to horses by way of a life of movement, as a dancer, how he believes sensitivity is a superpower, and the role of emotion as a helper in our horsemanship. Enjoy!
    Lockie Phillips is an Australian horse trainer, instructor and coach living in Spain, a former professional dancer, Lockie focuses on the emotional well being of horses and humans in his business, Emotional Horsemanship.
    Learn more at www.emotionalhorsemanship.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

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