6 episodes

This podcast is dedicated to all things Liberty. It explores the relationship that's possible between horses and humans when each has the freedom to choose. It celebrates Liberty horses – both famous and unknown – and the lives of the people who love them. And it was created for those that ask ‘What is Liberty’ and those who dare to ask 'What’s possible through Liberty?’. Life at Liberty will leave you inspired, intrigued and eager to connect with horses on a deeper level.

Life at LIBERTY The International Liberty Horse Association

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

This podcast is dedicated to all things Liberty. It explores the relationship that's possible between horses and humans when each has the freedom to choose. It celebrates Liberty horses – both famous and unknown – and the lives of the people who love them. And it was created for those that ask ‘What is Liberty’ and those who dare to ask 'What’s possible through Liberty?’. Life at Liberty will leave you inspired, intrigued and eager to connect with horses on a deeper level.

    Advanced Liberty Training Techniques: Beyond the Basics

    Advanced Liberty Training Techniques: Beyond the Basics

    Advanced liberty training involves mastering foundational principles to execute complex movements with precision. Recorded at the 2023 Liberty Festival, this episode is full of incredible insights as Ben Atkinson and Dan James discuss their struggles, their triumphs, and the invaluable lessons of Liberty they’ve learned along the way.

    • 48 min
    The Psychology of Liberty

    The Psychology of Liberty

    The panelists,Warwick Schiller, Cathy Woods, Lorie Duff, and Dr. Andrew Turnbull touch on the significance of play in liberty training and elaborate on how shifting the mindset from work to play can foster a stronger connection between a horse and its handler. Each panelist emphasize on understanding the human mindset and how it aligns with liberty training can greatly impact the success of the practice. The psychological approach to liberty training also included discussions around essential aspects such as being present, regulating energy, and self-awareness, displaying broader implications for self-improvement and individual growth.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Special Guest: Morgan Wagnr & Endo The Blind

    Special Guest: Morgan Wagnr & Endo The Blind

    Morgan Wagner's life took an extraordinary turn when her beloved horse, Endo, lost not only his sight but both eyes. Together, they embarked on a journey of resilience and unwavering determination, defying the limitations that fate had dealt them. As the story unfolds, prepare to witness a remarkable testament of love, trust, and the endless spirit of a blind horse. You won’t believe all that Endo The Blind has accomplished because of Morgan’s endless resilience and you will be shocked at the things he knows that ‘only’ horses with vision could know.  

    • 27 min
    Warwick Schiller Interview

    Warwick Schiller Interview

    Say hello to Warwick Schiller, an acclaimed horse trainer who is far more interested in connecting with horses than training them. Originally from Australia, Warwick has developed a horsemanship style that emphasizes building authentic relationships between horses and humans. Warwick shares his endless pursuit of understanding horses combined with a compassion towards horse enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. You may know Warwick as the host of the industry favorite Journey On Podcast with a Mission to Change Yourself to Change Your Horse or as the organizer of the one-of-a-kind Journey On Summit that aims to improve horse-human relationships mostly by improving the humans themselves. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:26 - Introduction 00:01:57 - Warwick's New Place in Paso Robles 00:03:26 - The Journey On Podcast Summit 00:06:31 - Goals for the 2023 Summit 00:09:43 - Selecting Podcast Guests 00:15:15 - Feeling Pressure and the Release 00:16:07 - Challenging Beliefs and Opening Doors 00:19:52 - Impacting Lives Through Conversations 00:22:04 - Attunement and Connection Retreats 00:26:00 - Future Retreats and Collaboration 00:30:58 - Building Connection with Horses 00:32:07 - Liberty as Good Horsemanship 00:33:15 - Excitement for this year's Liberty Festival 00:34:31 - A once-in-a-lifetime trip in 2024

    • 44 min
    Ty Murray Interview

    Ty Murray Interview

    Discover the extraordinary journey of Ty Murray, a nine-time World Champion, co-founder of the PBR and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, as he defies tradition and seeks a deeper connection with horses. Uncover the unexpected twist that led him to challenge age-old practices and embrace a harmonious approach to horsemanship. Get ready to be inspired by his story of transformation.

    In this episode, you will be able to:

    • Learn how adjusting your mindset and approach can bring a deeper connection with horses.

    • Appreciate the value of lifelong learning in the quest for better horsemanship.

    • Be reminded of the pivotal role mentors play in your horsemanship journey.

    • Hear how sound principles of horsemanship are universally applicable across different disciplines.

    Join Dan James as he interviews special guest and upcoming Liberty Festival Clinician, Ty Murray.

    ABOUT INTERVIEW: In accordance with the Liberty Festival mission to expand the Liberty discipline, we are thrilled to introduce the extraordinary Ty Murray, a multi-faceted cowboy, 9-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee as one of our featured clinicians. Born into a cowboy family, his adoration for horses runs as deep as his heritage. Ty's unsatiated quest for evolving his horsemanship skills continues to inspire many. His desire for a better understanding of horses and dedication towards turning challenging situations into effortless and graceful moments makes him an inspiration to us all.

    The key moments in this episode are:

    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:01:03 - Ty's Approach to Liberty

    00:02:35 - Learning from Tom Dorrance

    00:07:36 - Motivation and Inspiration

    00:10:41 - Riding Broncos and Building Relationships

    00:16:38 - Traditional Cowboy Mindset

    00:18:28 - The Clydesdale Experiment

    00:23:02 - The Problem with Containment

    00:25:00 - Taking Fear out of Horses

    00:29:08 - Riding without a Bridle

    00:32:05 - The Joy of Seeking Better Horsemanship

    00:34:39 - The Lack of Good Horsemanship

    00:36:15 - Working Through the Horse's Mind

    00:39:09 - Winning the Battle but Losing the War

    00:40:21 - Learning from Others

    • 46 min
    What is the ILHA?

    What is the ILHA?

    Life at Liberty is proudly produced by the International Liberty Horse Association. But what exactly is the International Liberty Horse Association? Who created it and why? Find out first hand from founders Dan & Elizabeth James in this episode.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Bona and Team Capsho ,

A great listen!

Life at Liberty paints a vivid picture of the bond between horses and humans. It's a genuine treat for the ears, blending heartfelt moments with enlightening tales.

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