There’s some old horse wisdom that says, “it’s not how you are with horses, it’s how you are…”.
It’s an idea that has been around for a long time.
Back in the 16th Century, Antoine de Pluvinel (tutor to King Louis XIII of France) recognised how learning to work well with horses through empathy and skill helped his students in other ways. This train of thought led him to foster the creation of the first classical academies and ultimately the ‘Golden Age’ of French equitation.
Recently, Derek appeared on the Mind, Body & Relationship Maze podcast with psychologist and relationship coach Tom Mackay.
In this episode, Tom finds out how Derek came to make the leap from being a professional rowing coach to professional horseman. They also explore how building better relationships with horses can help you find more happiness and success in other areas of life too.
You can listen here: The Mind, Body & Relationship Maze Podcast
Great explanation about the paedagogical / educational worth horses can bring to you about exploring oneself.