Jodine Carruthers - Author at HorseConscious - Beyond Horsemanship
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Jodine Carruthers

Jodine Carruthers is an Equine Behaviour Specialist and the founder of Harmonious Horsemanship. A lifelong horsewoman, she has dedicated her career to empowering and improving the lives of horses and humans through education, communication, and the depth of connection found through her teachings. Jodine has extensively researched human dynamics and neuroscience, and is an expert in horse psychology, equine body language, inter-species communication, and healing equine trauma. By combining this knowledge with her passion and innate understanding of personal growth and experiential learning, Jodine has created the one of a kind teachings offered by Harmonious Horsemanship

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Healing the Horse Industry

By Jodine Carruthers

When we see an animal suffering, whether their pain is mental, emotional or physical, it is easy to jump to judgment. We judge the training methods, the handler or the owner. The truth is judging another may make you feel better, but it’s not productive. I say ‘may’ because there is a chance your ego […]

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Empower Your Partnership by Asking Why – Part 2

By Jodine Carruthers

Am I strengthening his/her nervous system or just triggering it? Lessening anxiety or exacerbating it? “Although some activation in the nervous system will help achieve tasks, too much activation shuts down the horse’s ability to think. In this state of high activation, the horse goes into survival mode, responding instinctively and no longer learning. It […]

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Empower Your Partnership With Your Horse By Asking Why

By Jodine Carruthers

The horse industry in inundated with a plethora of different ways we can work with our horses. Unfortunately the primary focus is most often on how to do something, not why we do it. Everywhere we look we are offered lessons on “How to” fix whatever problem we may be having. While developing our skills, […]