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Healing with Horses

Recognizing the Difference between Therapy and Learning in Equine-Assisted Work

By Blair McKissock, MSEd, RYT Within the industry of equine-assisted learning (EAL) and therapy there is a great debate among professionals; what is the difference between learning and therapy? Having been a professional in experiential education for over 20 years, this was never an issue, because each experience was therapeutic regardless ...

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Turn of the White Horse

By Blair McKissock, MSEd, RYT Horses are a large piece of what makes up legend, mythology, and history. At the beginning of the year in the time of winter, we confront the darker aspects of our inner self, sometimes referred to as dancing with your dark horse. During this time, we ...

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Learning to Roll with It

By Blair McKissock Life is not a flat, straight line.  No, that isn’t a surprise. Every day, life throws us something new. Sometimes life throws us a small pebble, other times it throws us a curve ball, and sometimes it throws us a boulder. With all that is thrown at us, we ...

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Finding Your “Why”

By Blair McKissock This is the time of year for transition. As the days slowly begin to get longer, and the promise of spring hangs in the air, we emerge from the darkness, and head towards the light. The darkness of winter gives us the chance to confront the shadow aspects ...

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