EP014: Happy Athlete From Psychology Perspective with Antonia Henderson, Ph.D
I interview Antonia Henderson, Ph.D, to discuss how stress effects horses from a scientific point of view. She talks about Learned Helplessness, the importance of the Seeking Reflex, and how traditional ways of keeping horses is not so healthy to the horse!
About the Guest:
Antonia Henderson, Ph.D. is a Research and Equine Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Langara College, Vancouver BC Canada. She has written articles for horse magazines: Horse Sport and Horse Canada.
About the Host:
Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.