Heart of The Horse Seminars

With horses and people, I recently started leading seminars (1) (2) that are not about riding, or any kind of utilitarian objectives pertaining to the horse.

These seminars are about building trust, respect, confidence, and leadership in which the horse and human are intelligently thinking, and feeling, partners, who look out for each other. We don’t include saddles, bridles, bits, or anything that people put on horses to facilitate control or convenience. The horse remains loose, unattached, free to leave, or stay, on his/her terms. No “round-penning”, no fake “join-ups”, no forced “bonding”. Rather, we listen, feel, act, and find our way into the heart of the horse, where we find our heart, also – it’s the same. And from there forward, whatever we do together, whatever it is, we will always come from, go to, and remain in the heart, listening, and supporting one another.

In each seminar, I am deeply moved by the opening up I see in the horses who participate. I am equally inspired by the people participating. It’s an event where horses and humans serve each other’s opening into new possibilities – of how to live and be with each other.

I take this process very seriously, putting as much sensitivity into it as I can, because I am acutely aware that each horse is gradually letting me “inside” in ways perhaps not allowed to anyone before. I feel this with the people too. It’s a rare thing, and has to be treated sacredly. It’s about each of us viewing ourselves, and others, in new terms, in the clarity of the profound Mystery of Life.

Soon after starting out with each horse, a familiar recognition, a sense of gratitude, and a tentative yearning for more, sparkles forward in those shiny brown eyes. Then all too soon, the seminar is over!

I can only hope the people present have learned enough to continue with the horses in ways similar, which is easy to do, once learned and practiced a while.

I fall in love with each and every horse I engage with. Each is a genius of it’s own kind.

I want all of them be able to go further in rediscovering their inherent being-ness.

This goes for all the humans as well, including me…

Entering into the seminar….

“The Horse Knows”

Remember back to your very first interest in horses. What drew you to them? What was it like for you? Is that feeling still alive and fresh?

So now, today, right now, imagine this is the very first time you’ve ever seen such a creature – magnificent, intelligent, powerful, and alive!

You don’t know what it is, what it’s called, where it comes from, what it eats, how it communicates, what it feels. No other person has ever seen such a being before. You’re the very first.

You know nothing about it!

The horse is standing before you, snorting, also wondering what you are, never having seen anything like you before.

The two of you have been alone, out in the desert, needing company, needing to survive.

Who would be the leader in this situation, and know best how to live and survive?

Would it be the horse? Or you? Or both of you, together?

Just for company, if nothing else, you would need to figure out how to get along. So how would you do this?

What would the first steps be?

Please keep coming back to this as we go through the weekend…

Even throughout your entire life with horses, you can keep returning to the feeling of this idea to refresh and deepen yourself in horses, and life.

The richness within those dark eyes is overflowing with a mystery that stretches way beyond these pastures, way out into an infinity of feeling and wonder. I think this is why you’ve been drawn to horses, why they attract you.

I’m interested in helping you connect with this more fully.

In this connection, everything we do with horses is better, safer, happier – for everyone.

To arrange, or sponsor, a seminar in your area, or to participate in one, please write us through the contact page, or via email: stucamels@gmail.com


(The “Ear of the Camel”, a similar seminar with camels will soon also be offered.)


(And, in everything I do I give homage to my mentors, Adi Da Samraj, Jingle Baba the Camel, Cinnabar the Chameleon, the Grand Canyon, and a host of other non-human forms of life, and Carolyn Resnick, Robin Gates, Stormy May, and others… thank you!)


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2 Responses to Heart of The Horse Seminars

  1. Wendy Knowles says:

    Very happy to see this work expand in the world!

  2. Viola Martini says:

    Thank you for sharing. Having spent a large part of my life in love with the horse and spirit of the horse, I am thrilled to see this exploration.. Horses are life…!

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