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Clinic- Warrigal Farm, Dartford, Kent Saturday 11 November 2017

I will be doing a clinic at Warrigal Farm, Sand Banks hill, Green St Green, Darenth DA2 8EH on Saturday 11 November. If you are interested in coming along, or are nearby and would like a lesson, reiki session, or sports coaching, please contact me. I used to hold regular clinics with Claire there about 17 years ago, so I am going back to my roots!
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Perdido’s Blog

Ola! My name is Perdido, and I am an Andalusian stallion. I arrived in England in August 2017. I came on a large lorry, taking several days to travel from my home in southern Spain. The language is different, as is the food, and there is this green stuff growing everywhere. Apparently it is edible, but I prefer the weeds around the yard, as where I lived it was sandy and dry. My new owner, Claire, seems to understand me. I like her, and she is acclimatising me to the strange English customs. I do not see the point in being out in a small paddock on my own when I like Claire to be with me when I graze.
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Mindfulness for You and Your Horse

Dashing around makes your muscles tense. If you are in a hurry, try to move smoothly and build up to full speed, remembering to breathe at the same time!

 At the yard, start off with tasks that are easier on your back such as feeding horses, and leading them to the field.Then you can proceed with the heavier work such as mucking out and carrying water buckets about. As you work be aware of your breathing and the way you move around- for example do you stoop forwards when you walk or carry things more in one hand than the other? Grooming your horse can be a good workout in itself. Applying pressure as you brush him is good for toning your arms, bending down to pick his feet out and to brush his legs is good for your leg and back strength. Relax and breather as you groom- you will enjoy the experience as much as your horse!
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Meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation is about bringing your attention to the present moment- your thoughts and feelings, and the world around you. This often called ‘mindfulness’. It helps you to recognise your own thoughts and anxiety , and enables you to deal with adverse feelings earlier, building self-confidence and self-esteem, and ability to cope with stressful situations. Meditation is about enjoying the moment and to see yourself in a kind and positive way. Learning techniques that can be used for a short time each day can help to introduce calmness into your life, reducing the body’s signs of stress such as high blood pressure, feelings of panic, shortness of breathe and so on. Meditation promotes a holistic feeling of well-being for both mind and body.
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