Explorations Library

This library holds readings, videos and practices from the Exploration program to help you review. Please respect the copyright on the original materials. Do not share. They are for your use only.

Refer to the videos and practices that are related to the readings. 




Reflective Grooming Practice

Seven Facial Expressions of the Horse  7 Facial Expressions

Core Concepts of the Generation Farms Approach-2

ETHICS AND HORSES Some excerpts from the Pro-EFW Code of Ethics related to horses that were discussed in class.

Please read ethics of Pro EFW if you did not before, or to refresh this important material. This strong ethical code is at the heart of Pro EFW and differentials it from many other groups. https://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pro-EFWCodeofEthicsPrinciples.pdf 




Here is a link to the boundary video you watched in the online class. Please watch it again and see if you can observe the yes, the no, how moving back and giving space can increase connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVeibmXoe4

This link is a different look at boundaries!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xBu_VHTfY 

Warwick Schiller Personal Space Bubble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mawD1LX16uM

Josh Nichol; Horsemanship and boundaries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTuViFJwAfU 

Generation Farms Grooming Video

A bit different but interesting take on grooming.  “How to brush a horse”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yhuxBEi5Tc

Horses Were My Teachers        https://www.generationfarms.ca/?attachment_id=1010

Core Concepts of the Generation Farms Approach https://www.generationfarms.ca/?attachment_id=1014 

Simple but not easy.  https://www.generationfarms.ca/?attachment_id=1013

Watch this video to learn more about Generation Farms and the Generation Farms Approach  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYWNg1-jzPo

Currently all Pro EFW Trainers are Tri-Certified as Equine Professionals, Learning Professionals and Mental Health Professionals. Go to these website to learn about other Pro-EFW Trainers:

Sue McIntosh of Cremona Alberta. www.healinghooves.ca 

Sandra Wallin of Maple Ridge BC  www.chironsway.com 




Halberg, Leif.  (2008) Walking the Way of the Horse; Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship.  iUniverse Inc., New York.

Kohanov, Linda. (2003). Riding Between the Worlds.  New World Library: Novato.

The Horse Rider’s Journal article.   http://thehorseridersjournal.com/the-horse-whisperer/

Dorrance, Tom (1987) True Unity; Willing Communication Between Horse and Human.  Give It A Go Enterprises.

Rashid, Mark (2016) A Journey to Softness; In Search of Feel and Connection with the Horse