In this episode you will hear from Donna Anderson from One Horse Life Australia. Donna is at the end of many years of learning and is at the beginning of her teaching journey with horses and people.
Donna started her life with horses as a lot of people did by getting her first pony when she was young. Then there was the catalyst that changed her horse training for ever. When one of Donna’s horses died while she was in the UK visiting her Mum, she felt lost and unable to go on with horses for the time being.
When Donna finally made a promise to the horse she lost that she would change the way she trained and make sure she was always kind and gentle with horses, the universe delivered her, with one last test of her word, a new horse.
Donna found One Horse Life with Anna Marciniak and spent years training online and then in person. This is the foundation of her training methods. Donna teaches connection with your horse and always giving your horse a voice. No matter your discipline or level of riding, Donna and her training can teach you to have the connection that you have always dreamed of.
Like so many other trainers on this podcast series, it seems deep connection with your horse comes from deep self work, the horse is a mirror of your soul and seems to be here to teach us to let go of all that is holding us back.
Donna has a great story to tell and is yet another brave and wonderful human who is here to listen as much as she is to talk to her horses.
To connect with Donna you can go to her Facebook page.
This is a beautiful video Donna made of her giving Sunshine a hoof trim. We speak in the podcast of using calm to work with your horses. Donna speaks about the using the same principle in a different way for each horse, taking into account their individual personality. This video is a great visual to see how Donna translates her words into teaching her horse to give her hooves for trimming.