The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 32 | How Horses do Community with Equine Researcher Emily Kieson

 

What a fantastic podcast with Emily Kieson, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and PhD Candidate at Oklahoma State University! Her extensive research focuses on equine-human interactions and equine behavioural psychology. In this fascinating episode we discussed the results of her current research looking at the affiliate and community behaviours of large herds of horses (100+). What is coming forward in her research is very different from our current understanding of herd dynamics, and challenge some of commonly used training practices and foundational aspects of our equine-human relationships. I was on the edge of my seat, and I have a feeling you will be too! 

Emily works closely with MiMer Centre, a Swedish non-profit focused on research and education in horses and humans and collaborates with international scientists, universities, and equine therapy programs to improve research and education in equine-human interactions.  She has over 20 years working full time with horses, ten of which has been in equine-assisted therapies, works as an equine specialist in mental health and learning (ESMHL) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and has certifications and training as an equine specialist in many other models of equine-assisted therapies. 

Episode 42 | Creating safety for your horse with Violet van Hees

Episode 42 | Creating safety for your horse with Violet van Hees

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 42 | Creating safety for your horse with Violet van Hees Season 3 is proving to be awesome so far! In this episode, I sit down with Violet van Hees to talk about safety - how to create it with our horses, how it looks and...

Episode 41 | Taming Wild + Restoring Trust with Elsa Sinclair

Episode 41 | Taming Wild + Restoring Trust with Elsa Sinclair

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 41 | Whole Horse | Taming Wild + Restoring Trust with Elsa Sinclair   In our first Whole Horse podcast of season 3, Taming Wild's Elsa Sinclair shares the differences between dominance and passive horse training, the...

Episode 39 | The opportunity within injury with Heather Nelson

Episode 39 | The opportunity within injury with Heather Nelson

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 39 | The opportunity within injury with Heather Nelson One of my favourite podcast guests and dropping some amazing wisdom about horses and life! Heather Nelson and I sat together on her parents cozy couch in Cowichan Bay...

Episode 38 – Cranial and endocrine geek-out with Elisse Miki

Episode 38 – Cranial and endocrine geek-out with Elisse Miki

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 38 | Cranial and endocrine geek-out with Elisse Miki This episode of the Podcast is the geekiest we've ever gone! And that's saying a lot. Elisse Miki of Equilibria Therapeutics and I venture into some of our favourite...

Episode 37 | Connection Training with Hannah Weston

Episode 37 | Connection Training with Hannah Weston

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 37 | Hannah Weston   I love meeting and chatting with people that are changing our way of being with horses! It was such a pleasure to connect with Hannah Weston, co-founder of Connection Training. What a mission...

Episode 36 | Katarina Lundgren of MiMer Centre

Episode 36 | Katarina Lundgren of MiMer Centre

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 36 | Katarina Lundgren of MiMer Centre What a pleasure to have a conversation with Katarina Lundgren, founder of the MiMer Centre in Sweden! Katarina is currently writing her masters thesis, studying the relationship...

Episode 34 | The Gift of the Horse with Lara Pieret

Episode 34 | The Gift of the Horse with Lara Pieret

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 34 | The Gift of the Horse with Lara Pieret This podcast episode with Lara of the Gift of the Horse is definitely one of my favourites! What a beautiful conversation we had around how we can serve our horses, how we can...