Jessica Creek

Posts by Jessica Creek

Accessing Expression

I often missed seeing the context in which I experienced and shaped how I related to the horse. I did not realize how my background influenced and created blind spots in my present life. I did not understand I was accessing my interpretation of the horse and its actions through a lens of human unconsciousness.
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Eclectic Horseman Magazine Subscription

    Eclectic Horseman Magazine Subscription Click on magazine cover to go straight to EHM site.  You’ve just found Eclectic Horseman, the bi-monthly magazine dedicated to educating horse owners of all skill levels and disciplines. Eclectic Horseman is filled with solid information for horse owners of every skill level and takes a balanced approach to
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Reflections on Equestrian Art by Nuno Oliveira

#4 Reflections on Equestrian Art by Nuno Oliveira Click on book cover to go to the Eclectic Horseman Mercantile for purchase.  Oliveira Reflections on Equestrian Art was first published in France, 1964, at the request of some of Maestro Oliveira’s pupils. It was translated into English in 1976 by Phyllis Field. Since then, Nuno Oliveira
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Evidence-Based Horsemanship

Evidence-Based Horsemanship by Dr. Peters and Martin Black Click on book cover to go to Eclectic Horseman Mercantile for purchase  Evidence-Based Horsemanship by Dr. Peters and Martin Black Evidence-Based Horsemanship is based on the Scientist-Practitioner Model. It was developed out of a collaboration between Martin Black and Dr. Stephen Peters who felt that the public and
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Think Harmony with Horses by Ray Hunt

Think Harmony With Horses by Ray Hunt Click on book to go to the Eclectic Horseman Mercantile for purchase.               “When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea… he wants to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. ” These
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What Appears Beautiful & Effortless

“What appears beautiful and effortless, is in fact an achievement in art, feel and athleticism requiring years of quality development for both horse and rider.” Jim Hicks “I think most people don’t really understand all that it takes to stand on your toes, and to be able to jump and land without any noise, or
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Holding Hands by Dallas Sweat

When you hold hands with your horse and he holds your hand back, to me that’s true connection and harmony. My students often hear me say when you hold hands with someone it doesn’t feel good to hold an empty hand , it doesn’t feel good to hold a strong hand, just hold hands. By
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Developing a Path of Understanding Before Attempting Shoulder In

“It is very unfortunate that so much ring side coaching is laden with  “use more leg and ride more forward” as the always fixed answer. I received a thought provoking text one morning as I was driving into work. The content of the message was advising me that I needed to walk like a penguin when
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Advancing Through Uniformity

Knowledgeable horsemen who teach are often profoundly committed students who seek coaching for themselves. Wise educators will work with those who can shed light on blind spots, as well as be willing to receive wisdom from those who have a map ahead. If a teacher is not humble or seeking to develop their personal journey with the
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