The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 45 | Calming signals as communication with Anna Blake

Speaking with horse advocate Anna Blake was beyond delightful, and had me giggling or crying good tears throughout the episode, as she shared her hard-earned wisdom about horses, training, communication and life. We talked about calming signals, how they show up in horses and humans, and how we can use them as a road map to understanding and relaxation. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

Anna Blake is a horse advocate, then a trainer, international clinician, and award-winning author. Working with riders of any discipline and horses of any breed, Anna believes affirmative dressage training principals build a relaxed & forward foundation that crosses over all riding disciplines in the same way that the understanding Calming Signals benefits all equine communication. She blogs at Relaxed & Forward on annablake.com. Her clinics and writing affirm a humorous and inspirational approach to understanding, training, and respecting animals. Blogging at Relaxed & Forward on annablake.com and the author of five books. Infinity Farm is home, on the flat, windy, treeless prairie of Colorado, with a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, dogs, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro. Learn more about Anna at annablake.com

Episode 43 | Releasing residual tension with Anna Marciniak

Episode 43 | Releasing residual tension with Anna Marciniak

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 43 | Releasing residual tension with Anna Marciniak   A very special Whole Horse episode with Anna Marciniak of OneHorseLife, as she shares about her journey with horses and her unique and important perspective on...

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...