Archive for the ‘Horse Revolution’ Category
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
It is a pleasure to announce that Edward Pershwitz is the Nevzorov Haute Ecole Representative for Texas, U.S.A.
Edward continues to show his talent and passion from the personal journey with his horses, his learning, perseverance and understanding, along with willingness and capability to share experience and advice, both within the forum and in his community.
Edward can be reached at: [email protected]
Friday, July 15th, 2016
Setting Free the Spirit Within
Allowing your horse expression, thinking, learning and choice for mutual understanding. It is teaching without any kind of forced restraint, no halters, bits, spurs or whips. No Riding / No Horse experience necessary
It is about perception of life, being who you are, taking off rose-coloured glasses, letting go of old doctrines, seeing interconnectedness within our world and how simple it is to not only understand another species but also ourselves.
Discover the simplicity which seems so elusive
For booking or info contact: Sorry, registration now closed
Workshop: Saturday, Sunday: August 20 & 21, 2016
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Open the door to deepen your understanding of horses, learn about the School of Nevzorov Haute Ecole and meet Atticus, the resident stallion brought up the NHE way.
For more information and registration deals visit the Calendar at donnacondrey-miller.com
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Increasing numbers of scientists and legislation recognize animals to be sentient beings, more people are choosing vegan diets but where does horseback riding and the use of horses for sport fit into our changing views of animals?
Horsewomen Stormy May, Ren Hurst and Donna Condrey-Miller will share their journeys in a book reading and exploration of the question, “How unconditional is our love?” in Ashland Friday night, June 24th at the Haven. These women have been participating in a quiet revolution in the way horses are treated around the world. May, Hurst, and Condrey-Miller developed a friendship through participation in Nevzorov Haute Ecole (NHE), an online school founded by Lydia Nevzorova to convey the teachings of her husband Alexander Nevzorov, a Russian horseman, journalist, researcher and historian. Nevzorov learned traditional horsemanship, natural horsemanship, relationship-based training and then he worked on intellectual training as he taught his horses Latin. After getting to a certain point he realized that most of what we do with horses is not in their best interest and is not coming from unconditional love. Nevzorov now advocates for horses to be cared for in species-appropriate environments and for humans to work on their own inner development.
Donna Condrey-Miller, an NHE representative in California says, “The philosophy behind Nevzorov Haute Ecole includes the foundation of human self development which is the key to unlocking the depth of communication that is possible between human and horse. Starting with the practice of not forcing our horses to do anything, we explore what we can do and how to do it in a way that encourages the horse to think and express himself freely in the relationship.”
Stormy May, producer of the documentary, “The Path of the Horse” and author of a book of the same name says, “If we want to live in a world of peace and love, we’re going to have to step into the reality of what that looks like in everyday life. The three of us happen to have been horseback riders. In our search for understanding how to work with horses without using coercion or force we were led to the teachings of Alexander Nevzorov. As a result, we all have developed and embodied our own ways of being with horses as an opportunity to express unconditional love in our lives. This also led us to experience deeper connections with humans and other animals as well. We each know the value of walking into what challenges us, and through understanding ourselves we are able to accept, acknowledge and empathize with the position of others leading to a greater capacity to heal and enhance the lives of those around us. All this inner work really does pay off; the world is a better place because of the people we’ve become. I think as we continue to grow together as a team we’ll naturally inspire more people to not be afraid to look within to heal ourselves and all our relations.”
Ren Hurst, a former horse trainer from Texas, wrote a book about her experiences with horses called, “Riding on the Power of Others.” She also created the New World Sanctuary Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. About the Ashland based sanctuary Hurst says, “The work we do here has many layers to it, and it can get very deep, but the most important thing to understand is that we offer a life of total freedom to the horses which changes them dramatically. By total freedom, I mean they are never forced, manipulated, or controlled in any way for another’s benefit. This heals them and allows them to be an example of what we could become if we offered such freedom and unconditional love to one another. That’s the healing aspect of our work, and how that actually looks and what it means is takes a considerable amount of learning to understand.
The sanctuary provides a permanent, loving environment to animals in need, but we are more importantly a practice center where people can come to practice just exactly what it means to love unconditionally — beyond feeling and into action.”
The Friday night presentation will be followed by an NHE weekend seminar at the New World Sanctuary Foundation in Ashland. For more information contact Donna Condrey-Miller at [email protected] .
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Immerse yourself in a weekend of Nevzorov Haute Ecole June 24-26, 2016 in Ahsland, Oregon with NHE Representative Donna Condrey-Miller . Learn about developing a relationship with your horse built on freedom of expression, equality and pure joy. Discover how to creatively, yet simply, communicate with your horse without the coercion of traditional horse training. Connect with a community of like-minded people and share in the wealth of this down to earth way with horses.
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Saturday, April 18th, 2015
With great pleasure NHE recommends new released and already best-selling book of Ren Hurst. Really worth reading! Congratulations, Ren!
Ren Hurst finds her way to horses as a teenager, following a turbulent and painful childhood. They are her saving grace, her first experience of pure joy and freedom. She soon becomes a passionate horsewoman, intent on riding her way to the top. Her ascent takes an unexpected turn when compassion becomes the key component to success after she discovers an entirely new paradigm regarding equine understanding and practices.
This understanding leads her to walk away completely from riding and training horses and into a world where relationship is all that matters. These innovative currents of change reveal themselves to be demanding and controversial, but also exceptionally rewarding and unavoidably far-reaching into Ren’s personal life. She embarks on a wild quest of radical transformation, finding an ever-deepening compassion for herself and all life around her.
This book is the story of a woman’s metamorphosis through her falls, rises, and life-changing insights, under the wise and benevolent guidance of a mystical and fascinatingly powerful animal.
Available on Amazon
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Loomis, California November 24, 2014
A diverse group of people from various disciplines of horsemanship came to participate in a day long presentation of an Introduction to Nevzorov Haute Ecole. NHE Representative Donna Condrey-Miller explained the principles and theoretic aspects of the School. The semi-private gathering was generously hosted by Tami Toland of Loomis.
Participants were active in discussions and eagerly expanded their understanding of NHE with earnest questions and thoughtful comments. In a brief practical demonstration with Ms. Toland’s mare, Dreamer participants were able to witness what it looks like when a horse says no and how to respond.
Everyone further benefited by the in-person presentation that helped relieve any mysterious characteristics or misconceptions of the NHE School. Hand-out materials were provided for reference, and as a guide for contemplation of the information. NHE Student Rhiannon Hawk was also in attendance and was able to offer her personal experience with the NHE way of being with horses.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Immerse yourself in a weekend of Nevzorov Haute Ecole March 27-29, 2015 in Apache Junction, Arizona with NHE Representative Donna Condrey-Miller . Learn about developing a relationship with your horse built on freedom of expression, equality and pure joy. Discover how to creatively, yet simply, communicate with your horse without the coercion of traditional horse training. Connect with a community of like-minded people and share in the wealth of this down to earth way with horses.
For more information and registration details please contact:
Donna Condrey-Miller at [email protected]
Please write Arizona Seminar in the subject line.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
People came from all over California and Arizona to join NHE Representative of California Donna Condrey-Miller for a weekend of Nevzorov Haute Ecole October 18-20, 2013 in Oroville , CA. Stormy May, creator of Path of the Horse, who recorded the event, shared her insights as she joined the participants in discussions and activities.
The main lectures focused on the foundation principles of NHE combined with the science of equine anatomy and physiology, which demonstrated the exquisite nature of the horse and the potential of how relationships with them can develop when we do no harm. The seminar led students on the way to embrace their true love for horses and become empowered to establish the new paradigm of horse-human relationships where freedom is the destination.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
The 2013 NHE International Seminar was hosted by Cloé Lacroix Dean of the online School and Michael Bevilacqua NHE senior Representative and author of the book ‘’Beyond the Dream Horse’’. They presented the main philosophy behind NHE which is to treat the horse with respect and to level the playing field. That is to view the horse as an equal without any notion of dominance that is so commonly perpetuated in the horse world. The main objective was to help people realize that the only ‘method’ required was to find a way to become understandable to the horse. Participants were supplied with basic guidelines and rules that could help them answer any questions or doubts about whether they were proceeding correctly when interacting with a horse on their own.