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Why people hate team building

Ok, this blog is taking a detour from my usual blogs. It isn't based on a movie - instead, I came across this YouTube ad that made me kill myself laughing, but at the base of it, it is entirely accurate. You know that when you bring up "team building"...
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“That’s all you got, lady. Two wrong feet in f*$!ing ugly shoes.”

"That's all you got, lady. Two wrong feet in f*$!ing ugly shoes.”- Erin Brockovich - Never underestimate the power of passion. There is something to be said for the person who may not look the right part, may not even sound like the part, but has a passion for what...
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Our Journey Around the World – Amsterdam & Denmark

Wowzers. What a trip. This was Equine Connection’s first time heading to Europe and boy oh boy, was it a trip to remember! We started the trip by heading to Amsterdam (The Netherlands/Holland) from Calgary with Kari, Karsyn and Karsyn’s husband, Ben. It was a beautiful flight and once we arrived we were taken...
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“Naaaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba!!” – The Lion King

You’re probably thinking with the Lion King I’m going to go with the predictable quote of the wise Rafiki, “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.” Nah that’s too easy; instead we are going to take a look at the...
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A Life Changing Trip to Texas

Where to begin. We had the most incredible trip to Sutherland Springs, Texas. Our Certification Course was amazing, however, the people we met were absolutely life-changing. Our trip started out fantastic. We left cold, cold Calgary to head to warm, warm Texas. Kari and Karsyn were heading down to instruct...
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Equine Welfare with Gayle Ecker @ Equine Guelph @ University of Guelph

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Gandhi We welcome Gayle Ecker, from Equine Guelph to chat with us about Equine Welfare and the relevance of considering it from the equine’s perspective. Equine Guelph is the horse...
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How to Maintain Equine Welfare on a Small Acreage w/ Jane Hemingway-Mohr @ Leading Edge Life Skills

How to Maintain Equine Welfare on a Small Acreage Looking after our equines physical well being when they don't have the acres to roam and forage and act like horses can pose a challenge when you have limited space on an acreage. There’s the responsibilities of feeding them, good fencing,...
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How to Build a Relationship Through Space With Our Horses w/ Mary Anderson @ Huckleberry Hollows

How to Build a Relationship Through Space With Our Horses We had an incredible interview with Mary Anderson, from Huckleberry Hollow, a Relational Horsemanship Specialist about understanding and becoming aware of space and how we can avoid imposing ourselves on our horses. One of the hugest things we can do...
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“Hey, I’ve been turned into a cow… can I go home?” “You’re excused.”

“Hey, I’ve been turned into a cow… can I go home?”, “You’re excused.” It’s a pretty simple rule, one that our parents told us about, our teachers said many times, but then as we get older people seem to stop talking about this simple rule. Be nice. Yup that simple....
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6 Ways to Be There for Your Equine w/ Doug Walsh @ Dark Horse Stables

6 Ways to Be There for Your Equine We had the pleasure of chatting with Doug Walsh again on our Equine Welfare Series, after having extreme technical difficulties last time we tried to chat. Doug Walsh is a Natural Horsemanship Trainer, originally from Colorado, having moved out to the east...
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Working “With” Your Horse VS “Using” w/ Schelli Whitehouse @ The Equine Inspired Life

“If you don't know where you’re going you're sure to get there.” - Yogi Berra Schelli Whitehouse stumbled into her dream 11-years ago. She always knew that she wanted to work with horses. She always knew she had to have horses in her life. She didn’t want to be a...
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“And don’t call me Shirley”

AIRPLANE: ”Surely you can't be serious." "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." Communication is a funny thing. What seems so simple coming out of our mouths can be heard in a completely different way by the receiver of the message. I suppose that this blog isn’t just on...
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