The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 56 | Understanding equine anatomy to enhance wellbeing with Thirza Hendriks

In this episode of the podcast, I met a kindred spirit in all things geeky and horse-related in Thirza Hendriks! Our conversation highlights our combined passions for anatomy, biomechanics and bridging the gap from these essential subjects to training, with Thirza sharing about her experience with whole horse dissections, some of the main issues that are being seen repeatedly in domestic breeds and how she works with them through biomechanically correct and horse-specific training. A fascinating conversation, and definitely the first of many!

From Thirza: I am an enthusiastic equine professional that is intrigued by beauty and complexity of the horse as a being for as long as I can remember. The horses in my life directed me unto a dynamic journey in which I use movement as a therapeutical tool to improve the horse’s welfare. I have followed numerous courses in Equine Biomechanics, but most of my knowledge comes from practice through Whole Horse Dissections. Furthermore, I have studied various methods of classical dressage as well as rehabilitation techniques. I currently lecture and teach all over the globe including The Netherlands, UK, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Learn more about Thirza and her work (and sign up for the livestream dissection) at: https://www.thirzahendriks.com/

>Enjoy!

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

In this moving episode I am joined by horse trainer Diana Waters of Responsive Equine. We begin with an overview of some of Diana’s formative equestrian experiences, including her passion for training at the walk and its many benefits to the equine-human partnership, and then head into a vulnerable conversation about her journey rescuing a horse whom she diligently and compassionately attempted to rehabilitate, only to ultimately make the incredibly difficult choice to end his life.

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell I was excited to be joined by Amy Dell of Abbotts View Livery for this episode, who wrote the book Horse Track Systems and runs her own track livery in England. What I...

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens This week I was joined by my long-time friend and colleague Jodine Buydens (pictured here with her mare Breeze) for a beautiful conversation on the horses who have shaped...