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 feels on a physiological level, and how our felt sense of being safe or unsafe impacts our ability (and our horses ability) to learn and adapt. We also got into the topic of consent and horses, a particularly important and pertinent conversation in our current changing world. Such a worthwhile exploration – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

As a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner and a Feldenkrais® Practitioner living in Deep Bay on Vancouver Island, Violet is fascinated with helping people and animals open up movement freedom, and get stuck stuff – unstuck.  She enjoys combining science with practical experience and the “feel” of doing. Violet loves to share how research is confirming things that help explain why the stuff we do works the magic that it does.  For more info about Violet, visit www.violetvanhees.com

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Violet’s resources:

PDF of Violet’s presentation – The Importance of FELT Safety

Dr. Stephen Porges – Polyvagal theory, and its implications

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – Trauma: what research can tell us about how it affects us, and how to address it

Dr. Gabor Mate – How stress can undermine our health and well-being

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