When we begin to understand what is possible we can train teachers, to become mentors. Create classes that facilitate our awareness of what is happening, of the lessons within lessons that once you are aware are there that can exponentially advance your potential, and perhaps most importantly of all support the horses so they can fulfil their destiny as your wise guides and impish counsels.
And to the surprise and delight, I know of many will be when they discover that through this process, if you wish, you can gain an unbelievable body of work, a complete working knowledge of the horse that is unsurpassed. The level of knowledge as a rider, as an instructor that will be there for you, will astound you. All of this while giving birth and supporting an incredible relationship because you will know how to fully support a wonderfully healthy, astonishingly beautiful and a powerfully conscious horse. And all of this while we explore and expand our own awareness. All of which we don't need to get on the horse to do. Instead discoverying how in the presence of the conscious horse we can learn a new powerful form of meditation where we learn a healing for us, for the horses, for the earth.
The possibilities inherent in our work with horses is so extraordinarily, insanely different. So completely different from any other practice in raising our awareness. Raising a different possibility of us.
The reason that the answers can be so hard to find is that we are usually not asking the right questions. We don't see how or have never been taught that first it is our level of sensitivity and awareness that we need to develop so that we see the answers that are here to find if we know where to look. We keep being told that it is the horses that need to change, need to learn something new. Not realizing that it is not the horses that need to learn something, it is not the horses that need to somehow change, it is us. We are the ones that need to learn to have the skills to properly hear and then communicate. No point in asking a question or giving a direction if you can't even hear the answer.
The responsibility and the possibility of everything that follows is on us.
We currently have in development 19 Fields of Study comprising of over 150 courses and 1500 individual classes in development.
An incredible body of knowledge that directly relates to how and what the horse can become when we climb up on their backs and more than that how we can help them. Knowledge that holds a lot of the answers on how to become a truly extraordinary rider, instructor, trainer, person.
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And more than that
Every Lesson a Lesson in Self-Awareness
The science and the magic of being with our horses.
An equestrian program created by the horses
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It is through records and images and video that we memorialize our studies and the work of our students. Our understanding of the available techniques, software and equipment available ensures the appeal and viability and value of the work that we do.
Equine Facilitated Learning Awareness Program. A comprehensive and in-depth training programs for incorporating Kjrsos, the horse as teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans.
The Equine Facilitated Awareness Mindfulness Meditation Program. A meditation practice incorporating Kjrsos, the horse who as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans, amplifies what is possible. Makes easy what seems impossible. Helps us transition from where we are now, to the brilliance we are meant to be. Equine Mindfulness Meditation with Conscire - Which Means with All of Us - To No Longer Be Alone
Exercise class on how to expand our awareness of other lives. To become connected and begin to feel the connection of family
I dream of a place of quiet where the soul can rest and delight in the endless life that abounds. Where we bring peace to each other's soul. Where we do everything we can to minimize our touch not to disturb the lives of those others who call this home. Where quiet is the mainstay. Because that has been the lesson all along.
There are possibilities that abound when we come together. A magic when we are there together in the same heart space. Energy that flows from horse, to rider, to teacher or guide or fellow traveller. Building in resonance and somehow new things can come to light. That knowing makes it so incredibly important that all of those that are there can live in the quiet. Can bring peace and calm and kindness caring and love for those that are alive to this space that you share with them.
It is in the quiet that we need to live.
Kjrsos is allowing/creating/protecting potential in us and in our horses..
It is through the lessons of the quiet, where connections and potential and possibilities exists.
Because as we saw, it was within the quiet we found connections. We discovered it was inside the quiet we can find potential and possibilities This is where it all starts, this is where it all begins, this is what we have to keep looking for. We have to look, find, live in the silence of the quiet. Where it as if we strive for non-existence. Where we place no impediment upon what can happen. In the quiet, in the quieting of us, we discover what else is there. We discover the trus of what is here.
The first beginning taught connection
The second taught potential and possibilities.
Both showed how the answers began in the quiet
The third beginning is us learning how to bring them all together.
Within/Inside the quiet we find connections.
Inside the quiet we find potential and possibilities
Inside the quiet we find us.
A Program where we learn to live in the quiet.. Where every day is a day of quiet and thus a day of mindfulness. A mediation program that we take into our life, that exists in the space with us as we move throughout the day. As we figure out how we want to live. In what space, how important it is to live with others in the same heart space. So that we can make mindfulness a part of who we are, not just a meditative process that we indulge with for an hour every day. And if we can't fully achieve that at least to understand how important that is and try as much as we can to achieve that.
This is where it starts - in the quiet.
With is why we start with the concept of non-existence. That we exist but we place no impediment no force upon what is happening, what is about to happen, what can happen. In the quiet, in the quieting of us, we discover what else is there. We discover the truth of what is here.
We can't discover the truth of the horse if we don't allow this.
You are going to teach and reach people the way only you can begin is in the quiet.
And now I can articulate that if
"It is about allowing/creating/protecting potential in us and in our horses..
Through the lessons of non-existence, where connections and potential and possibilities exists."
For tranquillity, for a center of calm, even to help with pain, mantra and their importance cannot be overstated.
We Speak of Quantum Wakening. One has to wonder are we awakening the quantum or are we waking up in the quantum or is it possible that we can do both? Discover a state of wakened inspirational dreaming.
The Equine Facilitated Awareness Living in the Every Day Program. A practice incorporating Kjrsos, the horse who as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans, amplifies what is possible. Makes easy what seems improbable. With the horses at our sides, we learn the beauty and the healing of how to learn how Living in the Every Day, centers, calms and brings serenity and joy into our lives.
The essence of photography - to capture moments in time, the practice can help us develop our ability to live in a moment in time, to live in the now. It can help us center ourselves in a very unique way. It can also center ourselves on details that we would otherwise miss becoming an invaluable tool. It can bring us closer to nature. Can raise our awareness to the beauty that surrounds us everywhere, can bring us back to what is around us, that we too often miss. It can bring us closer to the world around us. Bring us closer to nature. Becoming a discipline all of its own helping us bring us closer to our horses. At the same time, the skills you learn through Kjersos can make you become a better photographer as you will be able to get shots that you never believed possible, allowing you access that would never otherwise be yours.
Photography bringing you closer to your horses < It goes both ways > Kjersos, helping you become closer to becoming the photographer you can be.
Every moment of every day we are presented with choices. Stay, go, do this or maybe that. We make lists and race through them never stopping and asking which should I do next. We never look with intention. We never look and try to see ahead of this moment of now which is better path to take. We have forgotten how to look for the right side of the creek.
The time you spend apart, away from life diminishes us. Every moment you spend aware and in the space of life the closer you come.
For us and for the horses because that is where life is. We need to be where she is the strongest. Where she has the loudest voice. Where her essence permeates the air.
While it is Kjrsos, the horse who as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans, amplifies what is possible makes easy what seems improbable. With the horses at our sides, we learn the beauty and the healing of how to learn how to become what is possible inside of us. Finding the joy and the harmony, the beauty and the connection, the belonging to what we are a part of. Those who help the horses in this task, are facing a formidable yet loving task. To be there in support of both human and horse. Helping guide the way, while staying out of the way. Letting the journey unfold as it must for each individual. This is not our journey, it is theirs. A difficult task to balance when we often just want to help.
Here we focus on the idea of becoming a Chosen One. And bring in the images and film that relates to the stories included in So That We Can See - The Second Beginning
This is about learning to live in the now. The Kjrsos principle that this is where the horse's live, and if we don't live, exist in the same place and in the same time, our communication will always be garbled.
The Equine Facilitated Awareness Living Mounted Sensitivity Program. A practice incorporating Kjrsos, the horse who as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans, amplifies what is possible. Makes easy what seems improbable. With the horses we begin to discover a new sensitivity, an awareness of energies and forces that we perhaps were never aware of before. We find a way to reach outside of who we are, or at least past the limitations of what we supposed that which is us.
Any Equine Facilitated Learning Program can only exist because of the horses. This work incorporating Kjrsos, the horse who as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for us humans, amplifies what is possible. Makes easy what seems improbable. With the horses at our sides, we learn the beauty and the healing of how to learn how to become what is possible inside of us. Finding the joy and the harmony, the beauty and the connection, the belonging to what we are a part of. But this work is not for all horses, and they must be allowed to choose. And it is important for us to support them, to be responsible for their emotional well-being and help and support them with the job that they have taken upon themselves. In here lies the seeds of the success of any program.
But more than this we have to be aware of the difference between the conscious and the unconscious horse and how to heal those that have lost that part of themselves. After all that is our responsibility but more than that we can't expect the unconscious horse to be a healer, to fulfil his destiny as a guide to that which we don't seem to be aware of. It is here perhaps that we can do the most good brining the unconcious horse back to health and return to a state of conscious awareness.
This is about the land and the horse's connections this is about how we and our horses need to live in a space where the energy supports us. How we need to learn that the energy and others bring disturbs us, disturbs the horse.
Limiting the conscious awareness of the horse is in many ways to destroy his spirit. You take away what he could be. A terrible price for him to pay for our own limitations.
This is his strength. This is his power. Understanding the importance of where he lives for the fully conscious and aware horse.
Why We Need the Conscious Horse - What this means to them and to us.
The blessing of the conscious horse.
The walk is the most complicated of all the gaits having both a diagonal and a lateral component. It is what we often refer to as a gait of healing. Because of the intricacies of the walk, it can be the one that is most difficult to have a full and complete understanding of. But it is the one that is perhaps most important to understand so that we can fully utilize it as a gait of health.
Where we further examine the mobility of the horse's neck especially in the gait of walk as the gait of health.
There is so much happening here at any given point in time and yet this is an area that we don't spend enough time watching, observing so that we can understand how this is something that we must allow the horse at all times. A fully mobile back is the sign of a truly healthy horse.
The trot is our first gait of impulsion and it is here that we must strive for a purity of movement at all times so that we keep the trot as a gait of impulsion.
We have an incredible resource available to us that we should never underestimate. We need to value this incomparable resource that every single equestrian can benefit from. Especially if we put healthy movement first in all of our dealings with our horses. The wild herd uncompromised, with an endless variety of terrain to challenge the equine body yet a body uncompromised by our mistakes.
The ability of the body to make minute adjustments to bring the body back into balance.
Studying the shoulder of the horse. Deserving of study because it is different in the horse then it is humans. There is no skeletal connection in the horse for the shoulder and the front legs. They have no collar bone and we need to understand the ramifications this has on the movement of the horse.
Showing the horse without the rider
Discovering where the horse finds balance. Where equilibrium lives in his body.
Whether that is how he leans through, counterbalances through head and neck, where the center of balance of his head influences what he can do, how he morphs from one moment to the next and all are in balance and speaking to how we need to never compromise the whole, that contributes to this concept of equal balance or all being in balance. We include canter here because canter is not a gait of training, canter belongs to the horse and because canter within all its changes perhaps best displays the constant morphing of the horse.
These tools can be powerful. Any powerful tool needs to be treated with respect. Used in the training method referred to as clicker training which encompass the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement. The basic concepts go far beyond just a click and a treat, and are at some level a part of any relationship. Which is why it is so important that you understand these concepts and how they impact upon your training and your relationship.
The concept is not difficult to understand, but what to do it is. This challenges almost all training methods that we use for our horses and challenges us in new ways.
Examine if your training regime is one that uses chase as the key element of training.
How do we want this relationship to work,
Do we want to chase, or do we want them to follow?
What does your training system say to the horse?
When we raise our children, from the very beginning, as babies we look to stimulate, to activate them, as children and young adults to educate them, and then we take this bright mindful creature and we look them up to look at four walls in a cage of 10 by 10 feet, or look at the same fence line and dirt lumps in a 40 by 40 foot enclosure, or a few acres of grass that is 'safe' but perhaps boring. As the individual who restrains these creatures, who limit their interaction with a rich diverse natural world we have a responsibility with our horses the same as we do with our children, to raise an intelligent horse. To enrich their lives that brings out their best potential. Also perhaps we also need to take the time to question why when we think about breeding, buying a new horse, that intelligence is not one of the markers of what we think is valuable.
Based on the premise of "Raising an Intelligent Dog"
A series of articles that speak to the interacting and training of the horse and how important it is to spend as much time as possible learning to work with our horses in such a way that they spend as little of their lives as possible with the halter on. The more we can learn to work with the halter off, the more that teaches us about our interactions with our horses. It gives them more of a voice, helps in the development of their consciousness when they are given a choice. If we need the halter, we need to explore how else can we change, what else can we find. How much farther we have to go.
Every approach is the first. An opportunity to communicate perhaps in a way that you never have before.
Includes the safety rules of being around the horse?
Pre-requisite Understanding and Basic Communication
Debating re Category Plant Intelligence or just include that here
The reality that we play with, that we do not understand.
Could also be under Anakalypsi. Helping us look at things differently.
Or under Awareness. How to raise awareness, is to realize we don't have all the answers.
The Beginning of Transformational Riding
A study guide to how to introduce the concepts of how to actualize the concepts behind "This is us becoming them."
Your seat should be a seat that brings life, power, to your horse.
Releasing the Horse through the Rider
How to move the horse to the wall. Pretty sure there will be an article on this somewhere in HFL
Note further resources on Shoulder-In in Kjersos Dressage on how to introduce Shoulder-In to advanced work in shoulder-in.
Where do we want the weight to be supported from? Three Levels. Front, Center, Back and what does this look like in the horse.
Bend vs Lean
Banking through a turn versus staying upright through the turn
Covering everything from change of bend, what we want to see in the horse/human combo when we any kind of turn. Based on Foundation Principle To Move Into Our Hand
A discussion on tracking up, overtracking and are we focusing on the wrong thing? Rather than worrying about overtracking or tracking up that this as everything is about balance. Sweet exquisite balance of the horse/rider, the centaur, combination. The horse needs to step into the specific spot that balances what is above. He needs to step into the center of balance to lift it up into power.
Check under First Principles
Pre-requisite The Canter
This is in essence a non-category, not something that we study but something that we encourage you not to study.
The Hand Gallop is a gait that many do not utilize. Often not understanding the difference between the hand gallop and the gallop that we see with a horse speeding down the final turn at the racetrack. So many people miss out on this wonderful gait.
Dedicated to understanding the complexity of the aids that ask for bend. This is where the rider has the most difficulty in the transition from passenger to rider when we begin to direct the energy of the horse. A bridge we need to help riders cross, maximizing the lessons that come before and that come after.
In changing directions, we are literally changing course. Crossing over from merging with the energies of the horse, and becoming that energy, and now to direct that energy consciously. As soon as we take up choice we become responsible for all that transgresses from this moment forward. Authority cannot be had without responsibility. The two are joined, two different sides of the same coin. This is the challenge you have now undertaken. Do not take it lightly. Be humble and forgiving of yourself though because it is a journey for all of us.
The outside yielding rein. Over three decades of teaching and it was only today when I sat down to create this series of lessons that I came to realize that I have been using a rein aid that to all extents and purposes doesn't exist. It isn't listed anywhere. It hasn't even been given a name. But it is possibly the rein aid that I use the most frequently. Other riders use it, teach it, but don't necessarily speak of it as a rein aid. We can work on a different name. It is ours to name, since it doesn't seem to be listed anywhere else. Perhaps a good article would be why is it that we don't name a rein aid that gives and only list those that take.
♔ Kjrsos Rider's Field of Study | Finding Potential ❂ Liberated into a Higher State of Dynamic Potential
The same concept is referred to as the side pass in western riding.
Introducing tear drop pirs
Yes of course we have been playing with transitions, taking our horse from one gait to the next. This is about the journey where transitions are a constant not the aberration. Which is how most people ride. They put their horse on a trot and they trot and trot and trot, in the same direction, in the same rhythm, with the same straightness, on ad infinitum, then at some point in time they ask for a walk, or maybe a canter. Transitions are so much more. They are alive. They are the conversation that we have been striving for and finally now are going to be able to expand. There is language, a conversation, varied, diverse, heart lifting. They build power in the horse preparing them for a new balance.
All Potential Lives in Collection
Every moment with your horse is about collection. Collection is not an end goal, collection is not a final form, but is along for the entire ride. It is there in a milder form, if your horse's body is healthy. There to nurture, to develop, to cradle, to find and to protect and perhaps most importantly of all, to allow.
Potential ~ Ability | Possibilities | Capacities | Capabilities
Of should this be collection lives in potential?
This is preparing the rider for the concept that in every movement is the 'potential' for collection, so we need to be aware and ready to allow, support, and praise as the baby steps of collection begin to appear.
We start here, because this is where we will end.. It is from this point forward we need to be aware of possibilities of the potential of what the end is, so we know where we are going and when we are surprised by that special moment we can embrace it, praise it, glory in it, in that moment in time. Sometimes the change will be subtle and a little more difficult to find to reward, so we must be vigilant always.
The pre-eminent movement that is the base of all movements. It is the key leading to access to power of the hind legs and is the key to all other movements, from piaffe to pirouettes. This one movement is everything. Which makes how you access shoulder-in the most important thing that you will ever learn.
Movement - A language through our physical bodies
Note: Links to The Equine Bend Classes
Playing with corners ~ the beginning of exploration of the possibilities that live in the horse.
Need to subdivide.. the yield of the outside hand for initial corners.. that lesson. Versus playing with corners and the training possibilities that live in there.
Pre-requisite The Mobile Shoulder under The Study of Healthy Movement
From collected to extended trot.
Including the mittletrab
Not only what each is and the dangers in each but what each brings to create a malleable, released yet powerful in the strength it brings to the horse's body.
The balance of two sides equally developed. Equal bend and release. The pinnacle of our horsemanship. But a word that has no business being referred to at any but the most developed and highest levels of your equestrian journey. This is the quest. The equestrian quest.
They can not be too much forward. Forward protects the horse from us.
This is such an important subject. This movement the base of everything that is to follow, this is where you will live for the rest of the equestrian journey. It can be a direct path to piaffe, pirouettes and so much more.
Course: The Shoulder-In
Curriculum: The Foundation
Curriculum: A New Relationship
Curriculum: The Study of Movement
In this section include the ribbon exercise, piaffe pirouette through the center, combined with the four track shoulder-in both ways.
This is not something you do, this is something you find. You can find it because it now exists. All the work that you have done to now, creating a horse that is now balanced, equal, in carriage, in flexibility, in bend. Equal capabilities gives you straightness.
We have to be able to see the illusion to know that there is a damaged body and heart that it is up to us to help.
If the horse is not poll high he is behind the vertical.
If the horse is behind the vertical he is not poll high.
Both of these are true.
Yes rollkur is the extreme position of behind the vertical and much of what is true of rollkur is also true of behind the vertical, it is just not as obvious and unfortunately we ended up in rollkur because certain trainers and riders chose to go down the road of a little bit of behind the vertical is not bad, which becomes a little more and a little more and the next thing you know we have rollkur.
Any amount of behind the vertical is wrong.
If the horse is not poll high he is working behind the vertical.
From the Western Job on down, putting the horse on his front end is damaging to the horse
This course presupposes that you have studied The Study of Good Movement. Especially the Intricacies of the Walk. The Foundation Principles and The Foundation Riding Method and the required patterning of the rider should be considered a pre-requisite as well. Unless we have all the pieces, we cannot heal the damaged horse.
This course presupposes that you have studied The Study of Good Movement. Especially the Intricacies of the Trot. The Foundation Principles and The Foundation Riding Method and the required patterning of the rider should be considered a pre-requisite as well. Unless we have all the pieces, we cannot heal the damaged horse.
Recognizing and then healing the atrophied back.
Addressing the issues that arise from the concepts of stretching the horse.
The possibilities of using loose work to help the damaged horse but considering the possible issues, we would need to cover those as well. How this might not be the way to go.
Understanding equine dentisty but mostly why is it that the horses that live with us are more likely to need this. What can we change?
Preserving, protecting, allowing, developing potential is the defining answer of Kjrsos. It is 'the' question to make sure that the path that you have taken is true. This is our measuring stick.
See Beginning With The Rider article
Kjrsos Principle We always begin with the rider. It is the rider that determines if healthy movement is a possibility. By starting with removing the limitations created by the rider, we empower and respect the horse from the very beginning as we take responsibility for our own issues. We fix ourselves first.
Leg Aids Don't mean faster
Collection is the horse ready to do what we want to ask for next.
Thank you to Kjrsos - to the Horses, Our Teachers.
There is a serious need for instructors who know how to protect the horses from the beginning. Who knows the need for ensuring that our relationship with the horse comes first.
If you like us believe that we must protect the body of the horse, that we need to protect the voice, the essence and spirit of the horse, then please consider becoming an instructor. The need is extreme, a need for instructors, not that know how to do a piaffe, or how to compete at the Olympic Level, but know and understand the basic principles that protect the body and voice of the horse. That understand the rules that protect the horse, that help the basics that everything else is based on. The horses, the riders need you. Even if you only follow the basics as presented in 'The Foundation Course' you can do so much good.
We are here to support every instructor, in every way we can. Anyone considering becoming an instructor know that we will be here for you. You won't be on your own.
What you need to know about the commitment that is required to become a Kjrsos Instructor
In discussion, we explore concept and ideas with an open mind and an open heart, seeing what new things we can learn together, and add to the world body of knowledge on horses and our work with them. Developing future material for the site.
A weekly question that we ask the riders to contribute to the discussion. Only available for the week, but might be returned to again in the future. Published every... Thursday?
The rewards in becoming a Kjrsos Instructor can be very overwhelming and inspiring. Seeing the changes in the horses is rewarding and to know you can bring health back to the bodies of the horses or just make sure that he never loses full access and can move with power and pride, absolutely beautiful as he floats across the ground is very humbling. And what you bring to those who partner with the horses can be life-changing whether they choose to work from the horse's back or if you utilize the horse as part of a larger expansion of awareness, connection and consciousness in an Equine Facilitated Awareness Program.
The Kjrsos Programs focuses on what is healthy for the horse always. At this level in the courses for Instructors, we begin an entirely new field of study where we discuss how to recognize issues and problems in the horse, how these affect the horse and possible solutions to those issues. This is an area that we will be continually updating throughout the instructor programs and completing in the Instructor Level 3 Program.
Here, we dig down deep. We leave no stone unturned as we expect those who graduate from this level to have incredible knowledge and be ranked amongst the best in the world in that regard. But it is here that you might choose to specialize. You may find that you are more drawn to Equine Facilitated Awareness Programs, or you may find that you are more drawn to help those humans who have chosen to explore the experience of bringing together these two disparate bodies horse and human. Eager to learn the skills and awareness of creating the revered centaur. Where human and horse come together in incredible synchronicity.
You can instantly recognize each by the symbol at the beginning of each course.
❂ The Centaur Program and Courses
❧ The Equine Facilitated Awareness Courses
Once you are accredited as a Level 2 Instructor look forward to ongoing available sources for education. We cover many subjects not covered in our public courses, including studying many of the notable trainers and instructors of the past and various training programs. We expect intense discussion and debate as we pour over the many different riders of the past and hope through this all of our knowledge will grow. We don't cover this in our regular course, as Kjrsos is focused initially on presenting how to achieve healthy and advanced movement in the horse. We leave this study to advanced riders who have completed the body of work that is Kjrsos. Once we understand how and what works best for the horse, it provides us with the tools to better evaluate other processes. Traditional and otherwise.
We support our instructors with ongoing training, including training and other resources about how to become an instructor, how to start a business in this field and what to expect. We are here for you every step of the way.
From the Chosen One Series on How We Can Change the Parameter of Our Relationship in a New and Fundamental Way. The Choosing of Us
This is the beginning of the next level of your equestrian journey, where you begin to help the teachers, both human and horse. Think of it as being at the level of a professor. These are those who have ready to begin teaching the teachers.
When you have the knowledge to begin teaching teachers, you have reached a level of excellence that few in the world will ever reach. The wealth and breadth of knowledge that you have will be humbling though. Because it is here that we finally realize that we will always have so much yet to learn so that we can do the right thing by both human and horse. We can guide but we come to realize we are limited by what we don't know yet but will learn tomorrow. And we come to realize there is always another tomorrow.
We have no mastery level here at Kjrsos as we consider only one being as having the truths that we need to learn and that is the horse. It would be hubris to suggest that we, any of us humans are masters. Thus we have chosen to call no man or woman master. We realize that master is a signal of respect for someone who has so much knowledge to impart to us. But to give any system - any human - the term master, indicates that we cannot question, cannot search for what doesn't work or what might work better. Even here at Kjrsos, especially here. We hope that in all of our hearts we can always be humble and remain a student of the horse, knowing and understanding we all have so much more to learn. In establishing Kjrsos our hope is that we have developed a model that understandably is ever-changing, ever-evolving, while we stay true to our roots and our principles. My fondest personal wish is that we can establish a community to take on this task of evolution who will tread carefully and consciously onwards, long after I am gone. I would love to be here to keep learning from all of you. Human and horse. Considering the amazing things I have been shown, I know there is no way for me to even begin to imagine what you will be shown next.
The Light in me bows to the light in you.
Throughout the pages and the ethos of Kjersos, you will note we don't usually speak to the individual. We talk about concepts, ideas, teachings because we are here to support everyone on their journey, not to take this moment to sit in judgement on their own journey. We can learn a new idea from someone who we completely disagree with, they can bring value, new teachings into our lives. So we talk about the idea, discuss the value this might be to the horse, or perhaps it is something that you need to be aware of because of the possible damage to the horse. But we don't attach to that awareness of the possible harm to the horse an attack on the individual. Whatever they do, as a spirit they are of value as well. And we support their spirits, their growth, their experiences as ones hopefully of potential. I can not like what you do, but still, care for who you are. That is a difficult task. Easy to say to a child we love, but so much more difficult with those who we don't know. Any time we connect damage to another it is so difficult in that empathy not to care, not to weep and not to be angry with a universe that allowed it to happen and in turn not to send our negative thoughts and energy to the one that we perceive as perpetuating those events. Which is why we made the conscious choice to cover knowledge, not people. But it can be helpful to see the effect of how one thing we might end up doing as a rider that we might perceive as being positive has a negative effect somewhere else. It can be valuable to see the whole. To see how it all works together. Hence this section on system analysis. It is our hope that because we can do so in a kind way that always respects and cares for the one who we are speaking of and that as we analyze and in a way sit in judgement, that we can look at the what and not attach our thoughts to the who, to the spirit of the one that needs your support as much as you needed the support and the lessons of the horse to find your way.
We stand for the horse. We stand with respect for life and all its wonders. We cannot have a closed view that we are here only for those who are talking the courses of Kjersos. We have to understand that we need to do more than that. That our responsibilities extend far further. We need to mentor, develop programs, develop material that reaches out. That tries to make a difference in this community in the consciousness that connects all of us.
You want to help others. Yes you are just beginning your journey and you know you have a long way to go, but it is the excellence in basics where almost all answers can be found. If this foundation, this base is incorrect, so much more will be of issue. Your choice to discover how incredible it is to help others through an Equine Facilitated Mindfulness Program or how to help create an incredible relationship between human and horse or, if you want to understand how to establish a healthy foundation for those that want to discover what it is like to ride like a centaur, or all of the above, Level 1 is the start of all of that. Eyes on the ground who know what to look for can be invaluable. You can be the mentor/guide that can make a difference because you can give others a base that is true.
Your studies will be augmented with additional courses on teaching and you become part of a community that is bound together, by their love of horses, supporting each other, excited about becoming part of a community that is looking to build more and more resources as well as adding to the body of the work that is equestrian knowledge that is available today.
Level 1 is defined by...
The first lesson. The gift of silence so others can exist in full measure.
We currently have one mentorship space available.