The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 44 | Building community with our horses with Equine Researcher Emily Kieson

 

What a fantastic follow up episode with Emily Kieson, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and PhD Graduate of Oklahoma State University! Her extensive research focuses on equine-human interactions and equine behavioural psychology. In this fascinating episode we discussed her new understandings of how horses and humans connect, and what we can do daily to increase our connection with our own horses. What is coming forward in her research is very different from our current understanding of horse-human relationship, and challenges some of commonly used training practices and foundational aspects of our equine-human relationships. I was once again 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 86 | Healthy herd integration with Josh Nichol

Episode 86 | Healthy herd integration with Josh Nichol

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 86 | Healthy herd integration with Josh Nichol   Josh Nichol is back on the podcast, and sharing more wisdom, this time sharing his thoughts and practices around how to support healthy and safe integration of horses...

Episode 83| Intuition and the Equestrian with Felicity Davies

Episode 83| Intuition and the Equestrian with Felicity Davies

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 83 | Intuition and the Equestrian with Felicity Davies Season Five is here! In this episode, Felicity Davies of the Confident Equestrian Program traversed uncharted territory, to celebrate the creation of her new...

Episode 80 | Grace, Grit and Gratitude with Tara Coyote

Episode 80 | Grace, Grit and Gratitude with Tara Coyote

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 80 | Grace, Grit and Gratitude with Tara Coyote   After following the inspiring Tara Coyote of Wind Horse Sanctuary and Cancer Warrioress for quite a few years, I finally worked up the courage to ask for an interview...