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 72 | Creating health in horses with Allecia Maine

Episode 72 | Creating health in horses with Allecia Maine

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 72 | Creating health in horses with Allecia Maine What an insightful and eye-opening conversation with animal communicator and healer Allecia Maine! In this episode we geeked out about healing and how it works, equine...

Episode 71 | Seeing horses as Sovereign with Kerri Lake

Episode 71 | Seeing horses as Sovereign with Kerri Lake

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 71 | Seeing horses as Sovereign with Kerri Lake What a beautiful conversation with Kerri Lake, and the perfect chat for this potent fourth season, as we get right into some incredibly rich territory around showing up for...

Episode 69 | A Conversation with Nahshon Cook

Episode 69 | A Conversation with Nahshon Cook

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 69 | A Conversation with Nahshon Cook I spent a whole lot of this amazing conversation with Nahshon Cook with tears in my eyes, and a big goofy smile on my face. After listening to his podcast with Warwick Schiller (go...

Episode 67 | Slow training + Deep listening with Elsa Sinclair

Episode 67 | Slow training + Deep listening with Elsa Sinclair

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 67 | Slow training + Deep listening with Elsa Sinclair   In our second Whole Horse podcast episode of season 4, Taming Wild's Elsa Sinclair takes us on a journey into her potent year with her two stallions, and stars...

Episode 66 | Growing presence with Warwick Schiller

Episode 66 | Growing presence with Warwick Schiller

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 66 | Growing presence with Warwick Schiller Really enjoyed this far-ranging conversation with Warwick Schiller of Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship! In this Whole Horse Podcast episode Warwick opened up about his...

Episode 64 | Body, Mind and Horses with Daniela Kaemmerer

Episode 64 | Body, Mind and Horses with Daniela Kaemmerer

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 64 | Body, Mind and Horses with Daniela Kaemmerer This was such a restorative and relaxing episode with Daniela Kaemmerer of Body Mind and Horses, who also has a mare named Diva! We chatted yoga, breathing, presence,...