Hi there, I'm Terry Newton. Founder of Kindred Spirits. I created Kindred Spirits out of an unshakable love for horses and a passion for learning and sharing knowledge with all the souls that cross my path. Kindred Spirits itself isn’t so much a place, as it is a collection of moments and ideas shared with all the wonderful people that find their way to me and my horses.
Kindred Spirits is Corinne Aulakh, at first a stranger who I’d been told practiced yoga with her horses, who after a phone call and several YTTs has become one of my closest friends.
Kindred Spirits is Nathalie, our first long-term volunteer, who came to us to start our first vegetable garden and is now on her way to working with Cavallia, and still finds the time to Skype us.
Kindred Spirits is Johanna Bolst, the volunteer who warms my heart every time she comes back to us, you’ll see her all over the website making yoga on horses look easy with her beautiful blond dreadlocks. Kindred Spirits is my guests, my daughters, the gardeners, and the list could go on for many pages, but you’re already getting the gist.
Above all, Kindred Spirits is the horses (that’s why they get to be the logo).
HEALING WIth HORSES
The practices of Yoga, breathwork and meditation that we do with horses is a healing process for all that are present. The horses are often our guides during these moments, or gentle observers supporting us in our personal journey of healing, and also come forward and ask for healing. As we open the doors for a deeper connection with them, we also open the doors we have sometime closed on ourselves.
As a healer, it is not about healing others but facilitating harmony so that they can heal themselves. Allowing the healing to take place where and when it is needed in both horse and person.
By Sharing Sacred Space with the herd at liberty in meditations we open the space to allow things to happen. No expectations, no goals, just the awareness of the unfolding of experience moment to moment.
Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately
interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Holistic Horsemanship observes the horse as a whole, identifying any possible discomfort and its cause in order to bring harmony to their body (expression of the physical movements), mind (the emotional state) and spirit (their true nature).
The horse is a whole with many parts that are all connected, and it all begins with emotions. Find that underlying emotion that is causing their unease, and you’ll be able to heal the horse, and connect.
Where are they emotionally today? Is there any tension? Physical pain or discomforts? Hormonal or testosterone imbalances? Their mood? Energy blockages? There are many paths and teachings that will guide us in finding these answers.
Yoga Stretches, barefoot trimming, Energy Therapy, Liberty work, on the ground and mounted exercises, breathing techniques.
Essential Oils, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Energy Therapy, Sharing Sacred Space together, meditations, on the ground and mounted exercises, breathing techniques.
Essential Oils, Energy therapy, Liberty work, Yoga/ Meditation.
On any given day, you must work with what the horse is willingly giving you and showing you.
Holistic Horsemanship methods of working at liberty with our horse, sharing space and creating true connection enhances our horses natural movements without force, creating a willing partner and happy friend. By connecting energetically and becoming in tune with our horse’s emotions and being true in ours with them, we can create a relationship of trust & joy.
In training, the use of our breath, our intention and awareness, creates movement, balance & harmony.