ABOUT EQUI-TERPSICHORE

Consensual Classical Collaboration

between Horses and Humans

"Terpsichore" (terp·si·koh·ree) is one of the nine Greek muses, she is the goddess of dance.

Her name means to delight in dancing. 

This, along with our motto of consensual, classical collaboration, is what we strive to embody in our interaction with horses.

By honouring our horse's consent to connection and communication, and incorporating the the science of the mammalian nervous system and brain; we can discover a delight in the process of learning to dance together as we study and put into practice the wisdom of the classical grandmasters from the ground, at liberty, and in riding.

 

In my search for a balance between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of being with and working with horses, I studied and qualified with Marijke de Jong® and the Straightness Training Academy® as a certified ST Instructor. You can read more about this amazing program by clicking on the "Straightness Training®" button at the top of the page.

On this path of learning and growth, I have experienced over and over again how authenticity, awareness, and attunement, along with an understanding of the heart, mind, body, and spirit connection, are the way to dancing in harmony with our horses.

 

So this is my focus when I am with my own horses or when I am with a student and their horse. Everything starts and ends with our 3 C's (consensual, classical, collaboration) and our 3 A's (authenticity, awareness, and attunement). Then with an understanding of the essence of the classical exercises themselves, we can find balance, suppleness, strength, and mobility along with connection, harmony, creativity, and enjoyment in both horse and rider.

Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork
Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork

Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork

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Orrin in haunches-in in groundwork
Orrin in haunches-in in groundwork

Orrin in haunches-in in groundwork

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Delightful in trot LFS in riding
Delightful in trot LFS in riding

Delightful in trot LFS in riding

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Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork
Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork

Orrin in walk LFS in groundwork

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