<![CDATA[EquiFriendship - Blog]]>Tue, 08 Mar 2016 20:11:04 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Great Gloves to make friends with]]>Sat, 05 Mar 2016 06:39:27 GMThttp://www.equifriendship.com/blog/great-gloves-to-make-friends-withPicture
The most highly anticipated and by far the best bathing AND grooming product to ever hit the market, HandsOn Gloves have arrived. 
With a glove on each hand, you reach beyond professional grooming excellence while naturally bonding with your animal. 

You will throw all of your old, antiquated tools away! The scrubbing nodules on the fingers and palms provide a deep thorough clean and are the best de-shedders on the market today.
Another added benefit is your animals hair does not stick to the HandsOn Glove; just a simple flick of the wrist and the hair instantly releases so you can go right back to caring for your animal. 
The textured surface and flexibility of our gloves allow you to better massage and improve circulation while distributing natural oils and promoting a healthy skin and coat. Legs, faces, ears and tight body contours are no problem for HandsOn Gloves!

The design is superior for delicate grooming as well; like ligament and tendon groves on canons and hocks that until now have always been the hardest to clean. With the close tactile touch of your hands, examining your animals for cuts, scrapes, welts or bruises is a much easier and more thorough process than using a clunky curry comb or brush; all while providing an unprecedented connection between you and your animals.

The flexibility of the gloves also allows you to handle lead ropes, leashes, shampoo bottles, or anything else you need while grooming or bathing without removing your gloves. Try that with the traditional mitt or curry comb. 
HandsOn Gloves also assist extremely well in cleaning your horse's hooves. The nodules on the gloves help knock mud and/or dry clumped dirt off the outside and underside of the hoof. 
The gloves flexibility also allows you to handle a hoof-pick without taking a glove off. Plus, your hands and fingernails stay clean.
The gross factor: Does your horse or show cow ever show up out of nowhere with manure stains all over them? 
Do your dogs like rolling in fresh manure or anything worse? 
Does your cat even know what he got into? 
Ours do and they love it! 
Having your gloves on while cleaning up these fun times is more bearable for the human and leaves you and your animals much cleaner. 
The HandsOn Glove, a revolution in grooming and bathing. 

<![CDATA[EquiFriendship at Agfest]]>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:29:54 GMThttp://www.equifriendship.com/blog/equifriendship-at-agfestPicture
On May the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2013 Cynthia Cooper will be presenting EquiFriendship in the Equine Arena at 1pm daily. 
With Ron Morgan's horse Charlie (who is an old hand at handling the noise and crowds of Agfest) Cynthia will talk about and demonstrate the principles of EquiFriendship to show how have the most rewarding relationship with a horse. 
Learning how to read their messages, or think about what its like for the horse to be involved in their agenda, is a skill that needs a new attitude. 
Cynthia will introduce topics such as using positive reinforcement (food rewards, scratching, feeding respectfully), trust, having the horse catch us, responding to hand/body/voice cues to achieve daily tasks, all covered at liberty, followed by purpose exercises, and then riding bareback and bitless. 
This presentation will be in total contrast to the other fast paced action events scheduled for the arena, so lets hope that is what attracts people who are ready to have an equal relationship with their horse. 

<![CDATA[Why EquiFriendship? ]]>Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:05:22 GMThttp://www.equifriendship.com/blog/why-equifriendshipI'm not sure why I've felt compelled to take on another project! But developing a 'name' for the type of horsemanship I now 'do' came to me recently so I decided to act on it. 
I guess it will be a way to document and record the way I interact with my horses (and other equine friends) now, which has changed a lot from the 20 years of studying Parelli Natural Horsemanship and the 24 years prior of participating in traditional horsemanship. 

Why the name EquiFriendship? - well Equi means equal and my goal is to have friendship with my horses be an equal one. 
I treat my horses like they are my best friend - so 'asking' instead of telling (unless they do something that puts me or us in danger and then like I would with a friend, I say no!), and allowing my horses to have an opinion too. 
I'll be writing more on this in a future article but would love to hear how you see your equine friendships, and what boundaries you have or don't have :)

If you have any ideas, thoughts or questions, feel free to contact me or visit the EquiFriendship Facebook page and post them there. Lets see EquiFriendship grow :)