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The Swing in Balance

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~The Swing in Balance ~ By Marie Iserbyt There is a lot to say about balance. Micaela Love inspired me to think about it from the first day we met and it kept coming up during the time I studied with her. When I think about balance I think of harmony. There is no fight or struggle in true balance. …

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Giraffe Head Syndrome: Fixing Biomechanical Problems in the Foundation

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A few weeks ago, Tessa and her horse Casper trailered from the Santa Cruz area to come into training for her winter break between semesters. Tessa’s goal is English pleasure, but despite hours of working on her freestyle skills and having a fairly nice foundation, she wanted her horse to carry himself well as she began to work on Level …

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Dirty Barn? Clean it up with this months EO blog!

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Dirty Barn? Clean It Up! A natural horsemanship barn needs natural products for themselves and their horses, right? Well good news, you’re reading the right article! Here are some ways to clean it up; literally! Use Thieves Household Cleaner for:  •    Cleaning buckets, brushes, barn tools •    Bath time – Healthy Coat Shampoo Recipe •    add 1 cap Thieves Household …

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Essential Oils – DIY Fly Spray

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Do It Yourself – Natural & Safe Equine Fly Spray The fly sprays available through our favorite equine supply companies contain chemical substances meant to kill and repel insects that are constantly being reformulated to keep ahead of the resistance these buzzing buggers keep building. With increased potency of these synthetic components toxic chemical reactions occur in ourselves and our animals. …

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Putting The Essential In Essential Oils: Thieves

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In the world of essential oils and natural healing, nothing is more synonymous with winter than Thieves®; for people and horses alike.

Young Living’s Thieves® essential oil was created from research based on legends about a group of 15th century thieves who rubbed oils and aromatics on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, the thieves were forced to tell what their secret was and disclosed the formula of the herbs, spices, and oils they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishments.