Until February 29, Farah DeJohnette Horsemanship will post four choices of horse care and training topics to Holistic Horse on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HolisticHorseFans) and encourage social media fans to choose not only the topic they will want to read about in an upcoming print issue but also subscribe to through an exclusive real-time online FDHorsemanship Virtual Clinic produced by DeJohnette in response to their choice.
Holistic Horse Facebook fans will choose among: Self Selection, The Natural Outline, Liberty Fundamentals and Riding Bitless.
Self Selection, or zoopharmaconosy, is the offering of medicinal and nutritional herbs, essential oils, clays, seaweeds and algaes to your horse and allowing them to instinctively self-select what they need for their own nutritional, physical and emotional balance.
See also http://fdhorsemanship.com/self-selection.
The Natural Outline, or natural frame, shows you what to look for as your horse moves at Liberty and offers exercises that will encourage them to find their own posture while minimizing problems related to muscle memory, atrophy and asymmetry.
See also hppt://fdhorsemanship.com/the-natural-outline-blog/.
Liberty Fundamentals shows you how to create your “training dance” with your horse, as a tool to develop balance, suppleness and tempo and a sustainable Natural Outline, and as fun encouragement of your horse's own creativity and mental engagement. See also http://fdhorsemanship.com/why-liberty/.
Riding Bitless explains why behavioral signs, like a horse opening its mouth, goes beyond bitting and may signify problems related to suppleness and the poll-to-jaw relationship, and how correctly using a bitless side-pull can stop 'heavy pullers' and dispel the need for bigger bits or more aggressive gadgets. See also http://fdhorsemanship.com/bitless-why-I-do-it.
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About Farah DeJohnette Horsemanship
Born in New York City and raised upstate in Woodstock, DeJohnette apprenticed at Williamsburg Farm, home to champion Olympic stallion Abdullah, before working for trainer Pat Jacobson, West Coast grand prix trainers Steve and Jenni Martin, and seven-time dressage and show jumping Olympian John Winnett, and has benefited from the guidance of FEI dressage competitors Virginia Leary and Bettina Drummond. She is strongly influenced by the masters of natural horsemanship and Linda ('T-Touch') Tellington and has orchestrated the launch of an extraordinary new facility, Ohana Farm, in central Massachusetts, while maintaining a network of clients and clinic appearances in the USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
Learn more about Farah DeJohnette and Mercury at www.fdhorsemanship.com.