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When you throw out all the stuff about being a good leader, pressure and release, training through various forms of manipulation (making your idea the horse’s idea) and you really truly LISTEN TO YOUR HORSE…



When your only goal is that of a deep, vibrant, intimate relationship with your horse…it’s profoundly amazing what transpires.



When you treat horses this way, you unlock a vast field of intelligence, that maybe you’ve never seen horses display before, because it hasn’t been honored or welcomed – there’s been no space created for that intelligence to emerge.



It’s an opening to the core of your being, it’s an exploration and celebration of the best parts of being alive; it’s a spiritual journey. Come join us...Jini Patel Thompson, Kesia Nagata & Güliz Ünlü at ListenToYourHorse.com

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When you throw out all the stuff about being a good leader, pressure and release, training through various forms of manipulation (making your idea the horse’s idea) and you really truly LISTEN TO YOUR HORSE…



When your only goal is that of a deep, vibrant, intimate relationship with your horse…it’s profoundly amazing what transpires.



When you treat horses this way, you unlock a vast field of intelligence, that maybe you’ve never seen horses display before, because it hasn’t been honored or welcomed – there’s been no space created for that intelligence to emerge.



It’s an opening to the core of your being, it’s an exploration and celebration of the best parts of being alive; it’s a spiritual journey. Come join us...Jini Patel Thompson, Kesia Nagata & Güliz Ünlü at ListenToYourHorse.com

    LTYH Podcast: Montaro & the Momma Bear

    LTYH Podcast: Montaro & the Momma Bear

    Join Kesia and I for an evening of storytelling. When Juno pops open the fence and hops out onto the driveway - yet no one else follows him - the horses are sending a clear message to Kesia. One that involves llamas, a raging river through a canyon, and an encounter with a mama black bear and her two cubs...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    LTYH Podcast: Ways to Meditate with your Horse & Why you Should

    LTYH Podcast: Ways to Meditate with your Horse & Why you Should

    In this podcast episode, I am being interviewed by Megan Brincks from Chrome Magazine. You may have seen this wonderful article she wrote - I posted it on Instagram and Facebook when it came out:



    Article on Meditation in Chrome magazine



    When Megan first requested to interview me for the magazine, I suggested we record it as I knew she was going to ask me some good questions! I also knew it was going to be interesting because Chrome is the official magazine of the American Paint Horse Association. As you will hear during our interview, Chrome readers all ride their horses - and compete in shows, events, etc.



    You may wonder what on earth the average Chrome reader would have in common with LTYH? I have to admit, when Kesia and I first started this blog back in 2013 I don't think we ever could have predicted something like meditating with your horses would go mainstream! And I was curious as to how much I could actually speak to, or assist, this audience. How could I meet them where they were at and give them solid tools to move forward? Or reasons to enter this very different space with their horse?



    The article was a 4-page spread in Chrome magazine



    Well, obviously the larger horse world is very ready to consider this aspect of relationship with equines because Chrome magazine gave Megan's article a 4-page spread - which is some serious real estate in a printed magazine with a circulation of 55,000 members!

    I hope you enjoy our conversation and perhaps take away something new to try with your own horse(s).

    • 44 min
    LTYH Podcast: The 3 Lads Head North!

    LTYH Podcast: The 3 Lads Head North!

    Following on from last week's blog post, Horses, Big Changes & Chess, we had so many questions come in on all social media channels, I decided to do a podcast together with Güliz and Kesia to explain all the details behind WHY I made this decision, how we chose which horses would go, and why send them to Kesia's farm?



    You can watch the video of the podcast, set to pictures of the herd and their new adventure, below. Three hours into the editing of this video I was seriously asking myself WHY I ever attempted to put pics/video footage together with a Podcast!!?



    But by the time I finished, I realized that having the stories/concepts illustrated with pictures and videos helped ME to process this big shift - to piece together all the elements that led up to this momentous action.



    Those of you who've been Horse Listeners for a long time will recognize the threads and stories referenced in the footage - hopefully it will pull it all together for you too in a deeper way:







    You can also download/listen to the audio via the below player, or on iTunes.



    Are there any big shifts/changes going on in your life right now? Who else has entered the Great Spiral of Grouse?

    • 58 min
    LTYH Podcast: Horse Journeys and an Exploration of Riding

    LTYH Podcast: Horse Journeys and an Exploration of Riding

    You asked for it, so we've created it! Here is the very first episode of the Listen To Your Horse Podcast with me (Jini Patel Thompson), Kesia Nagata, and Güliz Ünlü. Since many have already heard my story from my interview on Come Along For The Ride, I wanted to focus on Kesia and Güliz's stories for this first episode.



    Kesia talks about how she focused on the idea of love and connection with horses, but hated the traditional western aspects of whipping, riding, jamming spurs into a horse's side, and (from personal experience) seeing someone ripping a horse's mouth on a bit until it bled. For her, it felt like a horror show. As time and experiences accrued, she moved into energy work, healing, and alternative ways to spend time with horses. Her favourite horse-time activity? Just being - seeing what happens, exploring the depth of relationship, daring it to go deeper or wider. Also being surprised, being together, being with all that they are - and learning more about who they are and why they have chosen to be here with us.



    Kesia and I fell into the Listen to Your Horse universe when we boarded our two horses together on the same property, five years ago. We were always that loving, outside eye to each other as we experimented and learned with each other.



    Güliz's journey with horses began, as she says, outside of her control - things have just happened. She feels, and things come to her. She started vaulting at 5, which taught her balance and body connection. She always felt the odd one out in training and competitions, as she would receive trophies but never wanted to claim them. She looked around and realized there was no actual connection involved in the traditional methods of riding and training horses. The final straw was her training a beautiful 4 year old mare as a jumper for an older woman, and upon bringing another trainer (her coach) in to assist - she got fired on the spot. While this broke her heart, as she and the horse had a beautiful connection, it brought her to energy healing, massage therapy, and bodywork.



    Güliz and I then met after she studied animal communication and certified in BodyTalk therapy. She left a comment on my blog post where I outlined the "As above, so below" method Montaro had taught me. I then hired her to work with my cat Stitch and our friendship grew from there.



    Both Kesia and Güliz's histories naturally led into a discussion of riding horses. We discuss where we all came from, how we viewed horses when we were younger, and the aspects we're each navigating now.



    Whether you've given up riding horses, or you still think it's a good thing, or you're in uncharted territory feeling your way along... no doubt you'll resonate with some of perspectives and stories in this podcast. You can listen to the first episode below, or access the Podcast Page here.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Podcast: Tracy Malone Interviews Jini Patel Thompson

    Podcast: Tracy Malone Interviews Jini Patel Thompson

    If you've ever wondered where I get some of the crazy ideas I write about here on Listen To Your Horse...



    Or perhaps you've watched my non-training videos and wondered what made me approach things that way...?



    Then this podcast with Tracy Malone of Come Along For The Ride may just shed some light on those wonderings. Tracy takes me back to where it all began and the unique circumstances that set me up for such a different perspective on horses.



    Of course, it didn't feel different to me, it was just my normal. It wasn't until I came back to horses in my 40's that I realized how lucky I was to have been taught by horses for a decade, not humans.



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    *you can listen online here, or download this podcast to your device.

    “Boy oh boy, she is next level of consciousness, in my own personal opinion… I know that when someone is talking, and I start to fidget and feel really uncomfortable, that my buttons are getting pushed to a place I've been resisting to go. This happened during this interview, Jini pushed my buttons by the end of this podcast - and I mean that in the best way possible. The depth she's gone to with her own horses made me so uncomfortable, simply because I'm not ready to go there. Yet. There's so much surrender that's needed, so I'll be taking it one step at a time and giving myself a lot of kindness along the way. But it's an amazing place to think that I can achieve that one day.” - Tracy Malone

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Messages from White Wolf Wisdom – The Fierce Feminine

    Messages from White Wolf Wisdom – The Fierce Feminine

    Join me for a stimulating discussion with animal communicator and life coach, Alecia Evans, about the essential lessons she's learned from working with dogs, horses and wolves. Things like:



    * What's wrong with treat training or clicker training, based on Chinese Medicine principles

    * The importance of matriarchal leadership in a herd or pack

    * What is the Fierce Female and it's value in teaching?

    * How the Wild evokes our primal, instinctual knowing.

    * How to be in integrity with your anger: If you respond in anger, you end up attacking the Being; not the behaviour that crossed your boundary.



    Alecia and I discuss how these lessons from wild beings; beings still engaged with the primal, illuminate a path forward to greater wholeness for humans. Alecia says:

    "As we're seeing the rise of the feminine on the planet, it is essential that women now understand this inner energetic language of what Fierce actually is, how important it is, and that it connects us to our gut instincts. And how it is simply used to set a clear boundary - it's not anger, it's just the clarity that that behaviour is done, that it will not happen again.



    It can be shocking, because it is stunning, it is very intense. But if you don't throw anger at the being and fracture the being (you're bad, you're wrong)... because you are so precise with it, it really doesn't leave a lot of fragments. Anger is a self-feeding loop. Fierce is a very precise energy that the animals use to say: 'bad behaviour is not tolerated, here's the rules of the jungle, everybody abides by them'."

    Here's the video of our (almost 2 hour!) discussion, along with a powerful healing breath technique that Alecia developed through her Wu Ming Qi Gong practice. If you want to jump straight to the breathing technique, start at 1:18 minutes:







    If you prefer, you can listen to the audio instead, or download it to your iPhone or mp3 player (great to listen to as you drive!):



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    If you have any further questions (or comments) for Alecia or me, just leave them below. Thanks for joining us in the white wolf circle!



     

    • 1 hr 55 min

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