Marcy Criner - Author at HorseConscious - Beyond Horsemanship
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Marcy Criner

Marcy Criner is the creator of Horses of Us and a follower of horse wisdom. She combines meditational imagery of horses with stories from horse owners to bring the images to life. She posts art weekly at marcycriner.com, where you can go to experience amazing stories and art. www.marcycriner.com

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When Is It Time to Break-Up With Your Horse?

By Marcy Criner

The word break-up scares me! Look up the term and you get words like: Ending, separation, disintegrate, fall apart, and divide. We don’t like to think about breaking up in our human-to-human relationships but what about with our beloved horses? It’s a touchy thing. Just try it. Go tell your trainer or friend at the […]

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Flutter’s Arrival

By Marcy Criner

I think as night fills the air. A chorus of frogs sings in the distance, while boards creak and groan as the dark shadows of horses press against them. As I sit quietly in my padded folding chair, a crisp brisk air permeates my layers of clothes, while soothing sounds of slow rhythmic breathing punctuated […]

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Need a Horse Fix? Try A Horse Meditation

By Marcy Criner

Imagine yourself standing tall and proud. Your eyes have the look of the eagles. You see it all. From the smallest insect in the grass to the largest tree near your pasture, you take everything in. Your white coat is smooth and your body carries with it the dreams of all things. You are graceful, […]

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Mounting Block VS Egg-Timer: Who Wins?

By Marcy Criner

The ingredients are there: a Halloween egg-timer, one Lipizzan mare, and me. I figure I’ve got 15 minutes to work with Flow, the Lipizzan lady. I dial up 15 and put the pumpkin timer on the fence post. There, I thought just enough time to do one small training task that is super important to […]