Enrichment by Sharing Hay
In Horse Speak, when we use the word 'enrichment' we are talking about adding emotional value to a horse's life.
In this short video, Sharon explains how sharing resources (in this case, hay) creates an enriching experience for her horse Rocky and builds the horse-human relationship.
This video was filmed in January 2020, while Rocky is on an extended period of stall rest following major surgery. Separated from his herd while on stall rest, Rocky is missing the daily conversations that horses have over hay and other resources.
This conversation over dinner meets Rocky's psychological and emotional needs for exploring the hierarchy, negotiating space and establishing mutual respect.
Horses play this 'game of eating' many times a day when sharing a paddock or pasture together.
Playing this game with your horse adds a new dimension to your relationship and helps build trust, respect, unity and mutual acceptance. Remember to stay Zero!
Sharon Wilsie is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. Whether you are learning with Sharon in person at a clinic or in one of our on-line courses, you will enjoy the learning process as much as you will love the results you get using Horse Speak with your horses!
Sharon is a has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitation specialist, intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. Her grandfather owned and raced Standardbreds, and her love for horses has been life-long. She has developed and implemented several programs over the last decade, including; volunteer training groups for horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers, Equine Assisted Learning course at Landmark College, as well as hundreds of workshops, seminars, and engagements in a variety of topics about Equine Facilitated Therapies, alternative training and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD. She worked with students of all ages, including at-risk youth programs. Sharon’s passion has always been to create a two – way street of mutual healing, awareness, and betterment for both horses and people. Sharon is also a Reiki Master/Teacher.
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